Learning outcomes of the course unit
The principle aim of the course is to concentrate mainly on the applied aspects of anatomy; in this way they will have useful knowledge that will help them deal with the clinical and investigative branches of medicine.
The Topographic Anatomy exam is a prerequisite to the examinations in Embryology, Histology and Anatomy.
Course contents summary
The Topographic Anatomy course covers: Regional Anatomy, Surface and Visceral Anatomy, Reflex Anatomyconcepts of Bird, Fish and Reptile Anatomy.
Regional Anatomy: head , neck, thoracic limb and pelvic regions: limits, relations, morphology and stratigraphy.
Back, chest, abdomen and pelvis: limits, relations, morphology and stratigraphy.
Surface Anatomy: topography and projective analysis organs of thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavity.
Reflex Anatomy: afferent branch, central connection and efferent branch of the reflex.
Morphology elements of the Bird, Reptile and Fish
Berg R.: Anatomia Topografica ed applicata degli animali domestici. Ed. UTET, Torino.
Pelagalli G.V., Botte V.: Anatomia Topografica Veterinaria. Ed. ERMES, Milano.
Merighi A . Anatomia applicata e topografia regionale veterinaria . Ed. PICCIN
Popesko P. Atlante di Anatomia Topografica Veterinaria Editoriale Grasso/EdiMediche
Teaching methods involve classroom lectures and practical activities. The latter will be carried out both with live animals and cadavers, and students will personally perform dissections as well as evaluations of the topography of the various types of viscera.