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FAM1027416, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
FA0243, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN ANATOMY WITH ELEMENTS OF BIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in APPLIED PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

Teacher in charge MARIA TERESA CONCONI BIO/16

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/16 Human Anatomy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 Commissione a.a. 2019/2020 01/12/2019 30/09/2020 CONCONI MARIA TERESA (Presidente)
DI LIDDO ROSA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: The students will learn about the organization of tissues and organs of the human body. This knowledge will allow them to better understand the subsequent classes of biochemistry, physiology, pathology and pharmacology.
Knowledge of the macroscopic structure of internal organs and anatomical apparatuses will be linked to their microscopic structure and function.
Examination methods: At the beginning of the first lesson of the course, the schedule of the examinations for the whole academic year is given to the students: two written examinations (one on January and one on February) and five oral ones (two on February, one on June, one on July, one on September). Written examinations consist of 2 questions (40 minutes) related to the topics discussed during the classes.
The contents of the course may be divided into two parts: i) part I biology, histology,integumentary, cardiovascular, and lymphatic systems ; ii) part II respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and nervous systems. The final score is the media of the scores obtained in each part.
Assessment criteria: The student must demonstrate to:
- know the main features of organs and apparatus paying specific attention to microscopic structure;
- be able to connect microscopic structure with function;
- possess good skill of anatomical terminology
Course unit contents: Structural organization of human body at both macroscopic and microscopic levels. Main morphological features of systems, apparatus and organs. In particular: features of the tissues and their organization levels; macroscopic structure of organs and their localization; histological structure (microscopic and ultramicroscopic) of organs related to their function.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: BIOLOGY
Structure and permeability of plasma membrane: passive transport (diffusion, carriers, ion channels), active transport, ATPases, endocytosis, esocytosis. Cytoskeleton. Cell adhesion. Necrosis and apoptosis.

The epithelial tissues: basal membrane; surfacing and glandular epithelia; classification and main localizations.
The connective tissues: extracellular matrix; connective tissue proper, adipose tissue, cartilage, bone. The blood: hematopoiesis, plasma, morphology and functions of blood cells.
The muscle: skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle; neuromuscular junction; muscle contraction
The nervous tissue: neuron; classification of neurons; synapses; myelin. Neuroglial cells: structure and function.

The integumentary system: The structure and function of skin.
The locomotor system: The vertebral column. The thorax. The pelvis. Bones of the skull.
The cardiovascular system: Gross and microscopic anatomy of heart, electrical conducting system, fibrous skeleton and heart valves. Pericardium. Systemic and pulmonar circulations. Aorta and its main vessels. Main venous vessels. Portal system. Structure of blood vessels. Angiogenesis.
The lymphatic system: Lympha. Structure and function of lymphatics. Bone marrow, spleen, and lymphonodes.
The respiratory system (gross, microscopic and functional anatomy): bronchi, lung, alveoli, and pleurae.
The digestive system (gross, microscopic and functional anatomy): stomach, small and large intestine. Liver, biliary ducts, gallbladder. Pancreas. Peritoneum and its main functions.
The urinary system (gross, microscopic and functional anatomy): kidney, nephron, juxtaglomerular apparatus.
The endocrine system: structure of hypophysis cerebri, pineal body, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, chromaffin and cortical systems and pancreas.
The female reproductive system: ovaries.

Gross anatomy and main microscopic features of spinal cord, medulla oblongata, pons, mesencephalon, cerebellum, diencephalon, and telencephalon. Commissural fibers, basal ganglia, cerebral cortex. Motor and sensory areas. Lymbic system. Ventricular system and cerebrospinal fluid. Meninges. Blood-brain barrier.
Peripheryc nervous system.
Structures of nerves. Main features of spinal and cranial nerves.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Pdf files of lessons will be available on moodle. To download these files, the student must follow the instructions that will be provided during the first lesson of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Conconi et al, Principi di Anatomia Microscopica. --: edises, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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