Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Vicenza)

Physiology (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00120
Credits
6
Coordinator
Chiara Della Libera

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PSICOLOGIA 1 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY FISIO VI 1A2S Valentina Varalta
FISIOLOGIA GENERALE 2 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY FISIO VI 1A2S Roberto Poltronieri
FISIOLOGIA DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO 3 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY FISIO VI 1A2S Chiara Della Libera

Learning outcomes

The aim is to give basic knowledge of human physiology (general and nervous system physiology), as well as general psychology. GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY Know organs functions of the human body based on cells physiology that form the organs, the inte-gration among organs which form the cardiovascular, pulmonary, excretory, digestive systems and main mechanisms of regulation (nervous and humoral) of organs and systems function. PHYSIOLGY OF NERVOUS SYSTEM Know the basic knowledge of the nervous system anatomy, the excitability mechanism of nervous cells and the synaptic transmission, sensory nervous system (somaesthetic and pain, chemical senses, sight, hearing and balance), integrate the knowledge of signals mechanism and nervous regulation with the endocrine mechanism. PSYCHOLOGY Know the theoretical foundation of cognitive abilities to explain the mechanism through which hu-mans can adapt and interact to the external world.

Syllabus

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MM: PSICOLOGIA
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MM: FISIOLOGIA GENERALE
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CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY 1) Cellular homeostasis 2) Action potential and synaptic transmission 3) Skeletal muscle CARDIOVASCULAR APPARATUS 4) Cardiac autorhythmicity and cardiac impulse propagation 5) Heart nervous control 6) Excitement and cardiac contractility 7) Cardiac reflexes 8) Stroke volume 9) Cardiac output 10) ECG and cardiac cycle 11) Cardiac work and metabolism 12) Hemodynamic principles of the cardiovascular system 13) Vascular resistance 14) Capillaires, veins and lymphatics 15) Blood pressure 16) Cardiovascolar control RESPIRATORY APPARATUS 17) Respiratory mechanism 18) Pulmonary volumes and capacities 19) Ventilation and perfusion 20) Gas diffusion 21) Respiratory gas transport 22) Respiratory control KIDNEY APPARATUS 23) Nephron 24) Glomerular filtration rate and renal plasma flow 25) Reabsorption and secretion renal 26) Urine concentration and dilution 27) Idric and elecrolyte balance 28) Acid-base balance 29) Urination GASTROINTESTINAL APPARATUS 30) Smooth muscle 31) Gastrointestinal physiology 32) Esophageal and gastric motility 33) Intestinal motility 34) Salivary secretion 35) Gastric secretion 36) Pancreatic secretion 37) Liver and gallbladder 38) Secretion and absorption in the intestine NERVOUS SYSTEM 39) Autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic control) 40) Adrenergic and cholinergic receptors
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MM: FISIOLOGIA DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO
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The first part of the course will consider the anatomy of the nervous system, the properties of neural cells and the mechanisms underlying neural signaling. The second part will take into consideration the different sensory systems underlying perception. - Membrane potential and neural signaling - Neutotransmitters and neuromodulators - Organization of the nervous system - Visual system - Auditory system - Somatosensory system - Perception of thermal stimulation and pain - Vestibular system - Chemical systems: taste and olfaction

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: PSICOLOGIA
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MM: FISIOLOGIA GENERALE
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The exam is written and includes the use of multiple choice questions (5 replies to each question of which only one is correct). The questions are 40. For each correct question it is assigned a point and there are no penalties for wrong answer.
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MM: FISIOLOGIA DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO
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Exam in written form, oral integration on request.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Poltronieri Roberto Elementi di Fisiologia EdiSES 2018
Purves, Augustine, Fitzpatrick, Hall, LaMantia e White Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Zanichelli 2013
Bear, Connors, Paradiso Neuroscienze. Esplorando il cervello (Edizione 4) Edra 2016
Kandel e coll. Principi di Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2015 9788808184450




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