Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquiring knowledge about anatomical terminology, the general organization of the human body, and the notions of the main aspects of its physiology.
1) physiology of the nervous system:
-Structure of the nervous cell.
-Synapse and receptors.
-Somaticsensation and its receptors.
-Organization of the somatosensory system.
-Organization of the motor system.
-Somatostopic organization of the motor and somatosensory cortex.
2) cardiovascular system:
-Rhythmicity, conduction, excitability of the heart.
-Elements of cardiac electrophysiology: membrane potential and action potential.
-Cardiac output and stroke volume.
-Intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of heart activity.
3) Respiratory system:
-The torax and respiratory muscles.
-Oxygen and CO2 blood transportation.
4) Urinary system:
-The kidney. Relation between morphology and function. Vascularization.
-Secretion and adsorption.
Anatomia dell'Uomo 2° ed. (Ambrosi et al.) Ed. Edi-Ermes;
Fisiologia dell’Uomo. Edi-Ermes. J. W. Kane – M. M. Sternheim.
Assessment methods and criteria