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

Physiology - FISIOLOGIA DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO

Course code
4S00120
Name of lecturer
Chiara Della Libera
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
FISIO VI 1A2S dal Mar 2, 2020 al May 15, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course will allow students to achieve the basic knowledge of neurophysiology, focusing in particular on sensory systems.

Syllabus

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

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam in written form, oral integration on request.





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