Learning outcomes of the course unit
The knowledge of the mechanisms by which the human organism obtains and maintains the homeostasis at level of cell and tissue, the mechanisms of transport and communication and the basal metabolism.
The knowledge of the functional mechanisms of the human body organs, the knowledge of their dynamic integration in apparatuses and the general mechanisms of functional control in normal conditions and in particular pathological conditions.
The knowledge of the main functional analyses in healthy humans.
Physics, chemistry/biochemistry, histology and anatomy
Course contents summary
The Cell: Structure and Function; Cell Membrane Transport; Chemical Messengers
Nerve Cells and Electrical Signaling; Synaptic Transmission and Neural Integration
The Nervous System: Central Nervous System; Sensory Systems; Autonomic and Motor Systems
The Cardiovascular System: Cardiac Function; Blood Vessels, Blood Flow and Blood Pressure; Blood
The Respiratory System: Pulmonary Ventilation, Gas Exchange and Regulation of Breathing
The Urinary System: Renal Function;
The Gastrointestinal System
Fisiologia dell’uomo, a cura di P.E. Di Prampero e A. Veicsteinas, Casa Editrice EDI-ERMES, Milano
Assessment methods and criteria