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

Anatomical and physiological sciences - ANATOMIA UMANA

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Manuela Malatesta
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LOGO 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 16, 2016.

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Lesson timetable


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Learning outcomes

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).


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)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
vanputte regan russo Anatomia (Edizione 3) idelson gnocchi 2014 9788879475846
Gary a. Thibodeau, Kevin T. Patton Anatomia e fisiologia (Edizione 7) Elsevier 2011 8821430669
Martini F. et al. Anatomia umana EdiSes, Napoli 2019
Castano et al. Anatomia Umana Edi Ermes  
Anastasi et al Anatomia Umana (Edizione 4) Ed. Ermes 2012
Carinci P. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia Ed. Masson, Milano 1998
Bentivoglio M. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia (Edizione 2) Minerva Medica 2010 978-88-7711-670-3
SBARBATI Andrea Anatomia Umana Normale. Sorbona, Napoli 2003

Assessment methods and criteria

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.
The assessment method is identical for both attending and non-attending students.


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