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degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
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School of Science
SANITARY BIOLOGY
Course unit
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
SCN1032657, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SANITARY BIOLOGY
SC1177, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure http://biologiamolecolare.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_magistrale_biologiasanitaria
Department of reference Department of Biology
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUIGI BUBACCO BIO/09

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SCN1032657 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LUIGI BUBACCO SC1175

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/09 Physiology 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Biochemistry and General Physiology
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this class is to provide the ground knowledge of Human physiology necessary for the following classes of the LS in "Biologia Sanitaria"
Examination methods: Written exam, four questions to be answered in two hours
Course unit contents: The Central Nervous System (8 hours)
Neurons: Cellular and Network organization and Properties,
Efferent Division: (10 hours) Autonomic and Somatic Motor Control. Sensory Physiology.
Muscles physiology (8 hours) Control of Body Movement
Cardiovascular Physiology (10 hours) Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure
and functional properties of Blood
Respiratory Physiology (8 hours) Mechanics of Breathing. Gas Exchange and Transport
The Kidneys (8 hours) Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Digestion (8 hours) Energy Balance and Metabolism.
Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism (8 hours)
Reproduction and Development (8 hours)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures are conceived to actively involve the students.
Critical reading of scientific articles is a mandatory part of the class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Berne & Levy, Fisiologia 6° edizione. --: Ambrosiana, 2010. Anche edizione inglese
  • Silverthorn, Fisiologia Umana 5° edizione. --: Pearson, 2010. Anche edizione inglese