PHYSIOLOGY ( ATT)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course the student has the knowledge and capacity of understaning the mechanisms underlying the cellular homeostasis e the electrical properties of membranes, the mechanisms underlying the activity of the muscle tissue, the endocrine mechanisms underlying the regulation of visceral and reproductive functions, the principles of nutrition physiology and the neural mechanisms underlying sensory, motor and higher-order functions.
The student will be able to describe these phenomena and to use afterwards this information for the physiopathological interpretation of signs and symptoms.
To have passed the exams of Anatomy and Biochemistry
Course contents summary
This frequency-only first course of Physiology, as described in detail in the specific forms of the various parts of the course, focuses initially on arguments of general physiology and of muscle physiology, then on the physiology of the endocrine system and nutrition, finally on the physiology of the nervous system.
FISIOLOGIA MEDICA a cura di Fiorenzo Conti, Ed. Edi-Ermes
R.M. BERNE, M.N. LEVY – FISIOLOGIA – CASA EDITRICE AMBROSIANA
Oral lessons with Powerpoint presentations
Assessment methods and criteria
It is planned a written text on topics of physiology of the endocrine system and on digestive and nutrition physiology. Through the written dissertation the student will have to demonstrate knowledge of the theory of the argument object of the course and the capacity of applying this knowledge.
The other parts of the content of the course will be object of the final exam planned at the end of the second course of physiology.