Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is designed to provide a presentation of the functions occurring in living organisms at a cellular and intercellular level, describing the mechanisms on which the functions of the eukaryotic cell are based. More specifically, the intention is to provide the quantitative bio-physical tools required in the study of general phenomena such as membrane transport, cell excitability and synaptic activities.
Ideally, students should have attained passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry exams in the first course year.
Course contents summary
1. Membrane transport
2. The laws of diffusion
3. Membrane potential and electric signals
4. Cell communication
5. Neurons and synapses
6. Sensory systems
7. Muscles and glands
Munaron L, Lovisolo D.: FISIOLOGIA DELLA CELLULA. Bollati Boringhieri, 2003.
E .D’Angelo, A Peres, “Fisiologia: Molecole, Cellule e Sistemi”, Vol I-II; EDI-ERMES, 2006.
Method of teaching: oral lessons
Method of assessment: oral exam