Learning outcomes of the course unit
Basic knowledge of the physiological functions pertaining to the profession.
Course contents summary
Properties and functions of cell membranes
Excitation, Conduction and Trasmission of the Nerve impulse
Muscle Excitation and Contraction.
Dynamics of the Peripheral Circulation.
Electrical Impulse Formation and Conduction of the Heart
The Cardiac Pump
Uptake and Delivery of the Respiratory Gases
Pulmonary Gas exchange
Mechanisms of Breathing
Control of Ventilation
Physiology of the Body Fluids
Regulation of the Osmolarity
Control of the gastrointestinal system
Movement and muscular activity in the gastro-intestinal system.
Secretions, digestion and absorbtion in the gastro-intestinal system.
Metabolism and energy balance
Principle of action and endocrine control of the thyroid, adrenal gland, pancreatic and pituitary hormones.
Regulation of mineral metabolism.
Testo consigliato: W.J. Germann, C.L.Stanfield, FISIOLOGIA UMANA, Ed. EdiSES