Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Anatomical and physiological sciences (2018/2019)

Course code
4S000165
Credits
4
Coordinator
Manuela Malatesta

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
FISIOLOGIA 2 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY LOGO 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Luigi Cattaneo
ANATOMIA UMANA 2 BIO/16-HUMAN ANATOMY LOGO 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Manuela Malatesta

Learning outcomes

The aim is to describe the general organisation of the human body, the processes that make organism work and the control mechanisms under normal conditions.

HUMAN ANATOMY
The main aim of this course is to give the student the ability to describe, at the basic level and with the appropriate terminology, the structural organization of organs and apparatuses - with special reference to those related to phonation - of the healthy human body, and the relationship between structural organization and function. Once acquired, these skills will allow the student to follow fruitfully the curricular courses requiring knowledge of morphology, and will give the graduate a firm cultural background in her/his professional activity. To achieve the main aim, the student should attend the lessons, be motivated in the personal study, and take advantage from the ad hoc teaching aids (atlases in printed and digital form, which are freely available at the library).

PHYSIOLOGY
The course aims to give students a global and integrated vision of the human body, organ systems, processes that do work and of control mechanisms of these under normal conditions.

Syllabus

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MM: FISIOLOGIA
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-Relationship between cells and extracellular environment, resting membrane potential, action potential, synaptic transmission. Homeostasis, homeostatic mechanisms of control -Skeletal muscle function, cardiac muscle and smooth muscle function -Anatomo-functional organization of the nervous system, general somatic sensibilities, somatic, nervous system vegetative -Endocrine system -Pain -Mechanical activity of the heart, the heart's electrical activity, hemodynamics and blood pressure, peripheral circulation -Lymphatic system -Respiratory mechanics, gas exchange in the lungs, oxygen transport and carbon dioxide in the blood, breath control, respiratory variations in pH -Mechanisms underlying the formation of urine, glomerular ultrafiltration, concentration and dilution of urine, mechanisms of metabolic changes of Ph -The mechanism of digestive function
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MM: ANATOMIA UMANA
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Basic histology External form and internal anatomy Cardiovascular apparatus (heart and blood vessels) Respiratory apparatus (nasal cavity, trachea and bronchi, lungs) Nervous system (spinal cord, brain, nerves and ganglia) Macro- and microanatomy of the mouth Macro- and microanatomy of the pharynx Macro- and microanatomy of the larynx Macro- and microanatomy of the ear (external, middle and inner ear, vestibulocochlear nerve)

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: FISIOLOGIA
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Written verification with multiple choice questions
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MM: ANATOMIA UMANA
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The final examination is intended to assess the student’s knowledge of the structural organization of the healthy human body and the relationship between structural organization and function, with special reference to the apparatuses involved in phonation. The test will be administered on paper as 30 multiple-choice questions (single-correct-answer from a list of 5 possible answers) on all the topics listed in the program. The multiple-choice test will be evaluated as follows: one point for each question answered correctly, and no points gained or lost when a question is either unanswered or incorrectly answered. The exam score will correspond to the number of gained points.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Martini F. et al. Anatomia umana EdiSes, Napoli 2019
Bentivoglio M. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia (Edizione 2) Minerva Medica 2010 978-88-7711-670-3
Widmaier E.P., Raff H., Strang K.T. Vander Fisiologia (Edizione 2) Ambrosiana 2018




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