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

Physiology (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00120
Credits
6
Coordinator
Giancarlo Tassinari

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PSICOLOGIA 1 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY FISIO VR 1A2S Silvia Savazzi
FISIOLOGIA GENERALE 2 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY FISIO VR 1A2S Carlo Capelli
FISIOLOGIA DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO 3 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY FISIO VR 1A2S Giancarlo Tassinari

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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The course will address the following topics: sensation and perception, attention, learning, memory, emotions, motivation, language. Lectures dedicated to each of the topics will be given. The teacher strongly encourages active participation of the students with questions and open discussion.
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MM: FISIOLOGIA GENERALE
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Topics 1. Physico-chemical characteristics of the blood; coagulation and hemostasis 2. Cardiovascular physiology: heart and circulation Regulation of acid-base 3. Respiration 4. Renal Physiology: filtration, reabsorption, secretion and excretion 5. Acid-base regulation 6. Fluid and electrolyte balance 7. Gastrointestinal Physiology
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MM: FISIOLOGIA DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO
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Physiology of excitable membranes, synaptic transmission, sensory systems and neuroendocrine integration, on the basis of the anatomical organization of the nervous system.

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: PSICOLOGIA
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written examination with open questions
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MM: FISIOLOGIA UMANA
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------------------------ MM: Fisiologia del sistema nervoso ------------------------ Oral ------------------------ MM: Fisiologia generale ------------------------ Oral exam.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Umiltà Manuale di Neuroscienze (Edizione 2) Mulino 1999
Kandel e coll. Principi di Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2015 9788808184450
Widmaier E.P., Raff H., Strang K.T. Vander Fisiologia (Edizione 2) Ambrosiana 2018
Anolli L., Legrenzi P. Psicologia generale Ed. il Mulino, Bologna 2009




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