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School of Medicine
Course unit
MEO2045498, A.A. 2017/18

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1861, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ENRICO ZOPPELLO
Other lecturers BERT BLAAUW BIO/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/09 Physiology 3.0
Basic courses BIO/16 Human Anatomy 2.0
Basic courses FIS/07 Applied Physics (Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine) 5.0

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

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 10.0 100 150.0 No turn

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

Prerequisites: the student must have basic knowledge of:
-Biology of cells
-physical quantities and illustrations

Evaluative tests may be carried out to ascertain the level of basic knowledge
Target skills and knowledge: Applied physics: the student will develop the observation of physical phenomena, describe them through the basic laws that govern the physical values, supporting their hypothesis with numeric data to the control.

Anatomy histology: at the end of the course the student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of biological tissues, their origin and their organization into complex structures. Will be able to use proper anatomical terminology to correlate the structure to the most important organs for clinical practice and through macroscopic examination in normal subject recognize any changes in the macroscopic pathological. Demonstrate knowledge about the functioning of the various organs and systems and their physiological interactions aimed at preserving the optimal conditions for the functioning of the human organism.

Physiology: the student must acquire, understand and know how to evaluate cognitive elements for observation and analysis of physiological phenomena of organs and systems in general and relevance of science, associated with the evaluation parameters.
Examination methods: Applied physics: exams consisting of coursework on topics carried out in class.

Anatomy histology: official exams may include: oral examination or test with open questions.

Physiology: written exam with open questions.
Assessment criteria: The rating of the integrated examination will be determined by calculating a weighted average of three examination subjects.

Additional criteria for assessing the minimum acceptable level will be indicated by the teacher in the training contract.
Course unit contents: Applied Physics:
Measuring units-scale and vector sizes-kinematics-dynamics-work power energy-fluids-waves-static gas-thermodynamic-electrostatic-electromagnetism-atom electromagnetic waves and radioactive

Human anatomy and Histology
Part I – Main stages of embryonic development and origin of tissues. General organization and main components of fabrics, their classification and function. Levels of organization of the human body.

Part II – General anatomy. Macroscopic anatomy: organs and tissues. external and internal examination, lines and reference plane. Anatomic terminology, anatomic position, definition of position and movement, hollow organs and parenchymatous; Apparatus and systems. Microscopic anatomy: Structural examination and Morpho-functional correlations of the most important organs for the clinical practice and for the human pathology, belonging to the apparatus: locomotive, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urogenital, endocrine, nervous, integumentary. Macroscopic systematic, topographical anatomy with clinical references of the following apparatus:-locomotive: Main bone elements, joints and muscle complexes; -Cardiovascular and lymphatic: the heart and the pericardial, the main arterial and venous pathways; -Respiratory: Upper and Lower Airways; Lungs and pleure; -Digestive system: digestive tracts and glands; -Urinary: kidneys and urinary tract; -Genital Male and female: testicles, sperm pathways and glands, ovary, uterine tuba, uterus and vagina; -Endocrine: Endocrine glands and widespread endocrine system; -Central and peripheral nervous: spinal cord, stem trunk, cerebellum, Diencephalon, telencephalon and base nuclei, meningitis and LCS, spinal nerves and plessi, cranial nerves, sympathetic system and parasympathetic sense organs; -Integumentary: Skin and skin appendages.

Physiology: In relation to the objectives of the course will focus on the following topics: notes on biophysical and cellular phenomena; Electrical excitation; Synaptic transmission; Muscle; Motor nervous system; Autonomic nervous system; Additional functions of the central nervous system; Introduction to Endocrinology; Blood; Heart; The circulation of the blood; Pulmonary respiration; Transport of respiratory gases; Tissue respiration; Kidneys; Water and electrolyte balance
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theoretician frontal lessons
Practical frontal lessons
Additional notes about suggested reading: The reference bibliography will be indicated by the teacher in the training contract.

Information on study materials will be provided by the teacher in the training contract
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)