Learning outcomes of the course unit
1st LEARNING ENPOINT: the student is expected to know the human body structure in its macro- and microscopic aspects, in a clinical perspective, with a special focus on head and neck anatomy.
2nd LEARNING ENPOINT; the student is expected to be able to describe shape, position, relationship, structure vascularization and innervation of the different organs of the human body. The student is supposed to be able to identify individual morphological diversities providing a methodological approach preparatory to the clinical reasoning
3rd LEARNING ENPOINT: the student is expected to be able to develop an anatomical-based thinking and to possess autonomous judgement on the correlation between structure and function.
4th LEARNING ENPOINT: the student is expected to master an anatomical language
Course contents summary
human gross and microscopic anatomy. Cardiovascular system. Primary and secondary lymphoid organs. Digestive system and related glands, respiratory system. Uro-genitary tract. Endocrine system. Central and peripheral nervous system
Cardiovascular System. Heart: shape, position, relationship and structure. Pericardium. Mediastinum.
General features of the arteries, the veins and the capillaries. Arteries
and veins of the general circulation, with special emphasis on head and neck circulation. Generalities about lymphatic vessels. Lymph node. Thymus. Spleen. Gastrointestinal system. Abdominal cavity, peritoneal cavity. Oral cavity. Teeth: classification and identification, morphology and function. Paraodontal tissues. Salivatory glands. Liver and pancreas.
Respiratory system: nasal and paranasal cavities, trachea, larynx, bronchi, lungs: shape, position, relantionship and structure. Urinary system. Kidney: shape, position, relantionship and structure. Reproductive system. Endocrine system.
Central nervous system. Surface aspects and internal organization of the
spinal cord, the encephalic trunk, the cerebellum, the diencephalon, the
telencephalon. Sensitive, optical, acoustic, vestibular, gustatory,
olfactory, pyramidal, and extrapyramidal pathways. Peripheral nervous
system: general features of the spinal nerves, the cranial nerves, and the sympathetic system.
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Interactive class lectures. Power point slide will be projected and uploaded weekly on “Elly” platform. Slides will be available for Dental Students only (“5027 - ODONTOIATRIA E PROTESI DENTARIA”). Atlas and anatomical models will be utilized too, and, whenever possible, anatomical dissection will be set up. Anatomical rooms with anatomical models will be available for individual learning
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the above described learning objective will be verified by an oral exam. Communicative skills will be assessed too. The result will be announced immediately after.