Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main goal of the course is to present the biological functions at the cellular and intercellular level, through the description of the common mechanisms characterizing eucaryotic cells. The bio-physical quantitative tools for studying general mechanisms such membrane transport, cellular excitability, and synaptic activity, will be provided.
Course contents summary
1. membrane transport
2. diffusion laws
3. membrane potential and electrical signals
4. cellular communication
5. neurons and synapses
6. sensory systems
7. muscle contraction
1. Munaron L, Lovisolo D: FISIOLOGIA DELLA CELLULA. Bollati Boringhieri, 2003
2. E.D’Angelo, A Peres, “Fisiologia: Molecole, Cellule e Sistemi”, Vol I-II; EDI-ERMES.