Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Physiology II and Psychology (2015/2016)

Course code
4S01167
Credits
12
Coordinator
Leonardo Chelazzi

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
FISIOLOGIA 9 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Leonardo Chelazzi
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 3 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Massimo Girelli

Learning outcomes

PHYSIOLOGY II AND PSYCHOLOGY
The goal of the course is to form students in relation to the following topics:
- The role of the kidney in ensuring balance of the body for water and solutes, as well as acid-base balance;
- Basal metabolism and activity metabolism, and the body requirements in terms of calories and specific nutrients, including the regulatory role of the nervous system and of various hormones;
- The physiology of the digestive tract, including motility, secretion, digestion, and absorption;
- The endocrine glands and their control by the hypothalamus-hypophysis;
- The structure and function of the sensory and motor systems and their centers in the brain;
- The structure and mechanisms underlying the sleep-wake cycle;
- The cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity;
- The psychological and neuropsychological bases of learning and memory, perception, attention, motivation and emotion, intelligence and language;
- Hemispheric specialization and interaction, and the biological bases of perceptual awareness.

Syllabus

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Assessment methods and criteria

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