LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
Aimed to provide description and general mechanisms underlying eukaryotic cell functions, particularly for what concerns membrane excitability and those integration processes which allow different cell types to synergistically perform specific functions.
Basic knowledge in: cell biology, biochemistry, antomy, mathematics,and physics
COURSE CONTENTS SUMMARY
Membrane transports. Diffusion laws. Membrane potentials and electrical signals. Inter-cellular communication. Neurons and synapses. Sensory systems. Muscles and Glands.
Vander's Human Physiology, 12th edition. E.P. Widmaier, H. Raff, K.T. Strang.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Finale Oral Examination
Oral lessons with slides projection.
1. Membrane transports.
2. Diffusion laws. 3. Membrane potentials and electrical signals.
4. Inter-cellular communication.
5. Neurons and synapses.
6. Sensory systems.
7. Muscles and Glands.