Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding.
The course aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of the organization of tissues and organs of the human body.
Applying knowledge and understanding.
The fundamental knowledge of the human anatomy are applied to pharmaceutical sciences.
Students must be able to sustain a discussion with elements of the human anatomy.
The student must possess sufficient technical language in human anatomy.
The student must be able to read a simple scientific text with anatomical content
Course contents summary
Organization of human body: terminology and body plans. Concept of organ, apparatus and system. Tissues: the epithelium of the skin, the glandular epithelia, the connective, the cartilage, the bone, the muscular and the nervous tissue. The tegument: microscopic anatomy of the skin and of the cutaneous elements. Locomotion apparatus: general characteristics and classification of bones, joint and muscle. Blood and lymphatic vascular system: morphology and structure of heart. Structure of arteries, veins and blood capillaries. General characteristics of pulmonary and systemic circulation. General characteristics of lymphatic circulation and lymphopoietic organs. Respiratory system: morphology and structure of nose cavities, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs. The pleura. The peritoneum. Digestive system: morphology and structure of oral cavity, tongue, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. Associated glands: liver, pancreas. Urinary system: morphology and structure of kidney and urinary tract. The genital apparatus: morphology structure of the masculine gonad (testicle) and of the female gonad (ovaio). Ovarian cycle. Decription of uterine tubes, uterus. Endocrine system: general characteristics of structural organization of endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid, hypophysis, epiphysis, adrenal glands, thymus, Langerhans islets). Nervous system: organization of central nervous system and its components (spinal cord, encephalic trunk, cerebellum, diencephalon and telencephalon). Main ways of general sensitivity and of motor system. General organization of peripheral and autonomic nervous system. Organs of sense general notions of the anatomy of the ear and of the eye.
Martini, Timmons, Talitsch: "Anatomia Umana". Edises
The course comprises 9 credits. During the classes, slides will be projected to fully illustrate all the topics of the Contents.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists in an oral examination. Through questions about the contents of the course the student preparation will be tested. Exams will specifically consist of 2 phases, as follows. Phase 1: oral examination with identification and description and anatomical description of an organ chosen by the student. Phase 2: oral examination with the evaluation of the knowledge of anatomy of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine and nervous systems. The student must be successful in both phases, as indicated. The vote, ranging from a minimum of 18/30 to a maximum of 30/30 cum laude, will be commensurate with the degree of in-depth study of the arguments presented and the quality of the scientific language used.