Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Physiology II and Psychology - FISIOLOGIA (2019/2020)

Course code
4S01167
Credits
9
Academic sector
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA

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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff
Lezioni di Fisiologia II 8 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Leonardo Chelazzi
Esercitazioni di Fisiologia II 1 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno Elisa Santandrea

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Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to form students in relation to the following topics:
- The role of the kidney in ensuring balance of the body for water and solutes, as well as acid-base balance;
- Basal metabolism and activity metabolism, and the body requirements in terms of calories and specific nutrients, including the regulatory role of the nervous system and of various hormones;
- The physiology of the digestive tract, including motility, secretion, digestion, and absorption;
- The endocrine glands and their control by the hypothalamus-hypophysis;
- The structure and function of the sensory and motor systems and their centers in the brain;
- The structure and mechanisms underlying the sleep-wake cycle;
- The cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity;
- The psychological and neuropsychological bases of learning and memory, perception, attention, motivation and emotion, intelligence and language.

Syllabus

- The role of the kidney in ensuring balance of the body for water and solutes, as well as acid-base balance;
- Basal metabolism and activity metabolism, and the body requirements in terms of calories and specific nutrients, including the regulatory role of the nervous system and of various hormones;
- The physiology of the digestive tract, including motility, secretion, digestion, and absorption;
- The endocrine glands and their control by the hypothalamus-hypophysis;
- The structure and function of the sensory and motor systems and their centers in the brain;
- The structure and mechanisms underlying the sleep-wake cycle;
- The cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity;
- The neural bases of high-level cognitive functions;
- The psychological and neuropsychological bases of learning and memory, perception, attention, motivation and emotion, intelligence and language.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam concerning the module of Physiology II will consit in an oral examination by at least two faculty members. The exam concerning the modul of Psychology will consist in a written test in the form of a multiple-choice test.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lezioni di Fisiologia II Koeppen B.M., Stanton B.A. Berne Levy Fisiologia (Edizione 6) Ambrosiana 2010
Lezioni di Fisiologia II Grassi Negrini Porro Fisiologia Umana (Edizione 1) Poletto 2015
Lezioni di Fisiologia II Purves D. Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, Hall WC, LaMantia AS, White LE Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Zanichelli 2013 9788808179289
Lezioni di Fisiologia II Gazzaniga, Ivry, Mangun Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015
Lezioni di Fisiologia II Kandel e coll. Principi di Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2015 9788808184450
Esercitazioni di Fisiologia II Grassi Negrini Porro Fisiologia Umana (Edizione 1) Poletto 2015




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