Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide knowledge of the mechamisms underlying eukaryotic cellular function, particularly for what concerns membrane excitability and integration processes, that allow different cell types to perform and coordinate specific functions.
Basic notions of mathematics, physics and cell biology
Course contents summary
1 Membrane transport mechanisms. 2 Diffusion law. 3 Membrane potential and electrical signals. 4 Cellular communication. 5 Neurons and synapses. 6 Sensory system. 7 Molecular mechanisms of cellular contraction.
Munaron L, Lovisolo D: FISIOLOGIA DELLA CELLULA. Bollati Boringhieri, 2003 (o edizione successiva)
Gussoni M, Monticelli G, Vezzoli A: DALLO STIMOLO ALLA SENSAZIONE. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2006
Oral teaching through PowerPoint presentations
Assessment methods and criteria
Final oral examination