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

Kinesiology - FISIOLOGIA DEI SISTEMI MOTORI

Course code
4S02064
Name of lecturer
Mario Rosario Buffelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
FISIO VR 1^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE dal Mar 5, 2018 al Apr 27, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide to the students the knowledge to understand the physiology of striated skeletal muscle and neurophysiological mechanisms of motor control.
At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate knowledge of the organisation and function of systems that govern the movements of the body.

Syllabus

• Biophysics of Membrane: resting membrane potential, postsynaptic potentials and action potential.
• Skeletal muscle: structure of sarcomere, cross-bridge cycle, excitation-contraction coupling, isometric and isotonic contraction, frequency-voltage and length-tension relationships.
• Motor neurons and motor units: order of recruitment of motor neurons and functional properties of the various motor units.
• Effects of muscle denervation and cross muscle reinnervation on the contractile and histochemical properties of fast and slow muscles.
• Effects of chronic electrical stimulation of innervated and denervated muscles.
• Hierarchical levels of motor control: reflex, posture, automatic, volunteers and volunteers automated movements.
• Locomotion and posture.
• Role of the cerebellum and basal ganglia in motor control.
• Movement volunteer: the primary motor cortex and premotor cortices.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Purves D. Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, Hall WC, LaMantia AS, White LE Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Zanichelli 2013 9788808179289
Kandel e coll. Principi di Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2015 9788808184450

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam: the exam will focus on the topics of the frontal lessons and will evaluate the knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the motor control.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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