PHYSIOLOGY UNIT A
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.
Course contents summary
General physiology. Mechanisms of passive permeability. Selective permeability. Simple diffusion. Facilitated diffusion. Active transport. Electrochemical gradient. Nerst equation. Properties of cell channels. Action potential. Properties and mechanisms of gating of cell channels. Voltage-gated channels.Propagation of the slow potentials and of the action potentials.
Basic Physiology of the Nervous System. Functional properties of nerve fibers. Synaptic transmission. Neurotransmitters.
Fisiologia dell'uomo, a cura di Di Prampero e Veicsteinas, Casa Editrice EDI-ERMES.
Assessment methods and criteria