Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Morphological and functional fundamentals of life - ANATOMIA UMANA

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Name of lecturer
Laura Calderan
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1° ANNO 1° Semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 8, 2019.

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Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at learning by the student of anatomic architecture and morphology of organs, systems and apparatus and the functional significance of their overall organization in the human body. A good knowledge of topographic Anatomy and macroscopic and microscopic morphological characteristics of each anatomical apparatus


Introduction to the study of human anatomy. The general structure of the body and the anatomical terminology: anatomic location; surfaces and planes; movements; parenchymatous viscera; hollow viscera; vascular and nervous bundles. Topographic Anatomy: General Organization of the human body: the body surface; cavity; thorax; abdomen; neck; head, arts. The skeleton and joints: general structure of the skeleton. Types of bones. Classification of joints. The skull : splanchnocranium and neurocranium. Description of individual cranial bones. Spine and ribcage. Basin. Shoulder girdle and upper limb bones. Pelvic girdle and lower limb bones. Muscles: muscle tissue types and their functional differentiation. The muscles of the head and neck; muscles of the trunk;pelvic muscles; limb muscles. Cardiovascular: General information; heart; arteries; microcirculation; veins; pulmonary circulation; systemic circulation; arteries and veins of large circulation; Fetal circulation elements. The blood. Respiratory system: external nose and nasal passages; the larynx; the trachea; bronchi; the lungs; pleurae. Urinary system: kidney; renal pelvis; ureter; bladder; male urethra and prostate; the female urethra. iuxtaglomerula system. Endocrine system: the topography, structure and function of the major endocrine glands. Female reproductive system: ovary; fallopian tubes; uterus; vagina; the external genitalia; placenta. Male reproductive system: General information; testicle; sperm streets; the external genitals.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
vanputte regan russo Anatomia (Edizione 3) idelson gnocchi 2014 9788879475846
Pasqualino Panattoni Anatomia umana. Citologia, istologia, embriologia, anatomia sistematica Ed. Edra 2009 8802081832
Netter F.H. Atlante di anatomia fisiopatologia e clinica Collezione CIBA  

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will consist of an oral test that will cover all the topics of the programme

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