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

Physiology II and Psychology (2019/2020)

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 See the unit page See the unit page
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 3 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Massimo Girelli

Learning outcomes

Module: FISIOLOGIA
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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.

Module: PSICOLOGIA GENERALE
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The goal of the course is to form students in relation to the following topics:
- 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

Module: FISIOLOGIA
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- 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 neural bases of high-level cognitive functions;
- The psychological and neuropsychological bases of learning and memory, perception, attention, motivation and emotion, intelligence and language.

Module: PSICOLOGIA GENERALE
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At the end of the course the student must know:
 the anatomical-functional organization of the kidney and the functional specialization of the various parts of the nephron;
 the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the functioning of the kidneys and the importance of the formation of urine for the regulation of the water-saline and basic acid balance;
 the bioenergy bases of the basal metabolism and of the metabolism of activity and the need for caloric and qualitative intake of the organism;
 the nervous and hormonal mechanisms for the regulation of food and water intake;
 the structures, mechanisms and controls involved in the four major sectors of the alimentary canal physiology: motility, secretion, digestion and absorption;
 the structures and mechanisms of the endocrine glands and their coordination by the hypothalamus-hypophysis system;
 the structures and mechanisms of the sense organs and their centers in the nervous system;
 the structures and mechanisms of the motion organs and their centers in the nervous system;
 the structures and mechanisms of the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle;
 the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity;
 the psychological and neuropsychological bases of learning, memory, perception, attention, motivation, emotions, intelligence and language.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam concerning the module of Physiology II will consit in an oral examination by at least two faculty members. The exam concerning the modul of Psychology will consist in a written test in the form of a multiple-choice test.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Koeppen B.M., Stanton B.A. Berne Levy Fisiologia (Edizione 6) Ambrosiana 2010
Grassi Negrini Porro Fisiologia Umana (Edizione 1) Poletto 2015
Purves D. Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, Hall WC, LaMantia AS, White LE Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Zanichelli 2013 9788808179289
Gazzaniga, Ivry, Mangun Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015
Kandel e coll. Principi di Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2015 9788808184450
Purves D, et al. Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015




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