cod. 08614

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course is designed to give the student the fundamental knowledge of the general anatomy with special emphasis on the locomotor and central and peripherical nervous systems, with the aim of understanding functions and pathological deseases, with also cystogical and molecular knowledge.


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Course unit content

First lessons are concerned on the general cytological and hystological features of different apparati and systems which compose the human body. The second part of the course is the study in depth of scheleton system, joints and muscles with physiologic hints.
The third part of the course is about of central and peripherical nervous system with particular mention of motoric and sensitive systems. Last general lessons deal with the other apparati of human body.

Full programme

Surface Anatomy: head and neck, thorax, abdomen, limbs, pelvis.Locomotor SystemOverview of the Bones, Joints, Muscles.Axial : Skull, Spine, Thorax. temporo-mandibular joint, intervertebral joints, joints of the ribs. Muscles of the head and neck, Muscles of the back, Muscles of the abdomen wall, Muscles of the pelvic floor.Appendicular :The scapular girdle: bones, joints and muscles.Superior Limb: Clavicle, Scapula, Humerus, Radius, Ulna, Bones of the Hand. Joints: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand. Muscles of the arm, Muscles of the wrist, Muscles of the fingers of the hand.Inferior Limb:Pelvis, Femur, Tibia, Fibula, Bones of the Foot. Joints: hip, knee, foot. Muscles of the pelvis, of the thigh, of the leg and the foot.SplancnologyOverview of the anatomy of the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive and Urogenital systems, with functional correlations.The Nervous System Gross anatomy and structure of the spinal cord and the brain-stem. The cerebellum: structure, afferent and efferent pathways. The thalamus and hypothalamus. The basal ganglia. The brain cortex: structure and areas. The motor and sensory pathways. Neuromuscular spindles and the proprioceptive system. Anatomical basis ofreflexes.Overview of the autonomic nervous system.Peripheral nervous System: the spinal nerves; the plexuses: cervical, brachial and lumbosacral (dorsal, ventral and collateral branches). The intercostal nerves. Dermatomery. Peripheral distribution of cranial nerves.


Anatomia Umana - Fondamenti (con istituzioni di istologia). Barbatelli e coll. Ed. edi-ermes

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures. Therefore, the course will be held as lectures to Students either in the classroom (“presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity for Student/Teacher interactions will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be done remotely, as follows: remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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