Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course the student must demonstrate he/she has learnt and understood the basic principles about the morphology and function of the cell and tissues.
Course contents summary
The module of Istology within the Course of Anatomy and Istology aims to teach
to students the basic knowledge of the cell and its components (plasma
membrane, cytoplasm, Golgi's apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, mitocondria,
nucleus), the cell cycle, the stem cells, the processes involved in cell
differentiation, the formation and organisation of tissuses.
The biomolecules and the supramolecular complexes. The protoplasm: structure, energetics and functional aspects. The extracellular matrix: structure and function. The animal cell as chemical and physical environment. The cell organelles and apparati: morphological and functional aspects. The cell cycle and the mechanisms of cell replication. Basic knowledge on staminal cells and differentiated cells. Cell populations.
Somatic cells: morphological and functional aspects of the differentiated cytotypes. Germ cells. Tissues.
Material given by the teacher
R. SCANDROGLIO: LA CELLULA; ED. SCIENTIFICHE OPPICI
R. SCANDROGLIO: I TESSUTI DEFINITIVI ED. SCIENTIFICHE OPPICI
Assessment methods and criteria