cod. 14431

Academic year 2012/13
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Morfologia umana
Type of training activity
49 hours
of face-to-face activities
7 credits
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Integrated course unit module: HUMAN ANATOMY

Learning objectives

Sistematic and regional knowledge of human body structure, both as goss anatomy and histology. Organogenesis, individual diversity and anthtropometry. Clinical anatomy. Human dissection.


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Course unit content

Reproductive System: general characteristics and organogenesis. Female reproductive system: macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the ovary, uterine tube, uterus and vagina; morphological and functional aspects of the uterine and ovarian cycles. Male reproductive system: morphology and structure of the testis, epididymis, prostate and ductal system. Genitalia.
Digestive system: macroscopic and microscopic anatomy and organogenesis of the digestive tract and related glands. Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity.
Urinary System: general organization and organogenesis; macro-microscopic anatomy of the kidney, cytology and molecular anatomy of the nephron; topography and structure of the ureter, bladder and urethra.
Endocrine System: morphology, architecture and structure of the endocrine glands: adeno and neuro-hypophysis, epiphyses, thyroid, parathyroid, cromaffine system, widespread neuro-endocrine system, adrenalgland, paragangli, endocrine pancreas.
Topographic Anatomy of some areas of particular clinical and surgical interest: parotidal region; abdominal regions; perineum.
Neuroanatomy: organogenesis and general organization of the nervous system. Macroscopic anatomy, architecture and structure of the spinal cord, brainstem, cerebellum, diencephalon, telencephalon with morpho-functional correlations. The cranial nerves. Pathways of voluntary and automatic motility. General visceral sensitivity. Anatomy of the visual, auditory and vestibular systems. The meninges, the cerebrospinal fluid and the ventricular cavities. Skull-brain topography. The autonomous nervous system. The peripheral nervous system: macroscopic anatomy with functional correlations and innervation territories.

Full programme

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ANATOMIA UMANA (Anastasi et al.), Ed. EdiErmes;
Gray's Anatomy(Gray), Ed. Zanichelli;
Human Anatomy (Netter), Ed. Masson

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