Learning outcomes of the course unit
Aim of the course: to acquire knowledge on the structure and function of the human organism.
Course contents summary
The human body: concept of organ, apparatus and system.
Tissues: the epithelium of the skin, the glandular epithelia, the connective, the cartilage, the bone, the muscular (smooth, skeletal and cardiac) and the nervous tissue.
The tegument: microscopic anatomy of the skin and of the cutaneous elements.
The locomotion apparatus: general characteristics and classification of bones, articulations and muscle.
The cardiovascular apparatus: heart, the great and the small blood circulation. Structure of the arteries, veins and capillaries. Structure of the lymphatic circulation and lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, speen, etc.).
The digestive apparatus: oral cavity, tongue, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. Associated glands: liver, pancreas. The peritoneum.
The respiratory apparatus: nose cavities, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs. The pleura.
The urinary apparatus: kidney and urinary tract.
The genital apparatus: morphology and structure of the masculine gonad (testicle) and of the female gonad (ovaio). Ovarian cycle. Decription of uterine tubes, uterus.
The endocrine apparatus: general characteristics and structural organization of endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid, hypophysis, epiphysis, adrenal glands, thymus, Langerhans islets).
The nervous system: organization of central nervous system and its components (spinal cord, encephalic trunk, cerebellum, diencephalon and telencephalon). Main ways of general sensitivity and of motor system. General organization of peripheral and autonomic nervous system.
Organs of sense: general notions of the anatomy of the ear and of the eye.
Martini, Timmons, Tallitsch:" Anatomia Umana". Edises
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