cod. 18332

Academic year 2010/11
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisiologia (BIO/09)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
32 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

To provide knowledge of the mechamisms underlying eukaryotic cellular function, particularly for what concerns membrane excitability and integration processes, that allow different cell types to perform and coordinate specific functions.


Basic notions of mathematics, physics and cell biology

Course unit content

1 Membrane transport mechanisms. 2 Diffusion law. 3 Membrane potential and electrical signals. 4 Cellular communication. 5 Neurons and synapses. 6 Sensory system. 7 Molecular mechanisms of cellular contraction.

Full programme

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Munaron L, Lovisolo D: FISIOLOGIA DELLA CELLULA. Bollati Boringhieri, 2003 (o edizione successiva)
Gussoni M, Monticelli G, Vezzoli A: DALLO STIMOLO ALLA SENSAZIONE. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2006

Teaching methods

Oral teaching through PowerPoint presentations

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral examination

Other information

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