Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona)

Morphological and functional fundamentals of life [Matricole pari] (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000039
Credits
7
Coordinator
Chiara Della Libera

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
FISIOLOGIA 3 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY INF VR 1° ANNO 1° SEM Chiara Della Libera
ANATOMIA UMANA 3 BIO/16-HUMAN ANATOMY INF VR 1° ANNO 1° SEM Paolo Fabene
ISTOLOGIA 1 BIO/17-HISTOLOGY INF VR 1° ANNO 1° SEM Paolo Fabene

Syllabus

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MM: FISIOLOGIA
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BASIC PHYSIOLOGY Principles of cell functions. Homeostasis of body fluids. Signal transduction - membrane receptors, second messengers and regulation of gene expression. INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION Membrane potential. Graduate potentials. Action potential. Classification of neural fibers. Electrical and chemical synapses. Neurotransmitters and hormones. NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Sensory systems - Receptors and signal transduction. Receptors and afferent fibers for the processing of visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, thermal and noxious stimuli. Central processing of sensory inputs. Pain. Motor systems - Neuromuscular junction. Spinal reflexes. Autonomous nervous system - Functional organization. MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY Skeletal muscle- Functional organization. Structural and functional bases of muscle contraction. Classification of muscle fibers. Motor units. Smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM Circulation. Elements of cardiac function. Regulation of heart and vasculature. Integrated control of the cardiovascular system. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM Structure and function of the respiratory system. Static and dynamic mechanical properties of the lung and chest wall. Ventilation, perfusion and their relationships. Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport. Control of respiration. Non-respiratory functions of the lung. GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY The gastrointestinal tract. Integrated responses to a meal: Cephalic, oral, esophageal, gastric and small intestinal and colonic phases. Transport and metabolic functions of the liver. RENAL SYSTEM Solute and water transport along the nephron: tubular function. Control of body fluid osmolality and volume. Potassium, calcium and phosphate homeostasis. Role of the kidneys in the regulation of acid-base balance. ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS Hormonal regulation of energy metabolism. Hormonal regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism. Hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Thyroid glands. Adrenal glands. Male and female reproductive systems.
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MM: ANATOMIA UMANA
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- Muscolar/bone apparatus - Cardiocircular apparatus - Lung apparatus - Renal tract - Gastrointestinal tract - pancreas and liver - Nervous system
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MM: ISTOLOGIA
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Histological, cytological and tissue methods and survey tools: - Epithelial (glandular lining) - Muscolar - Connective tissue ( cartilage,bone,fat,alas,dense ) - Blood - Nervous tissue (central and peripheral)

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be in oral form and it will be carried out jointly for all the modules in the Course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Stanfield CL Fisiologia (Edizione 5) EdiSES 2017 9788879599726
Seeley Anatomia e cenni di Anatomia Microscopica Istologia Fisiologia (Edizione 3) Idelson-Gnocchi srl Sorbona, Napoli 2014
SBARBATI Andrea Anatomia Umana Normale. Sorbona, Napoli 2003
PERNKOPF E. Atlante di Anatomia Umana, 2 Voll. + indice analitico. Piccin, Padova 1986
Werner Platzer Atlante tascabile di anatomia umana vol.1. Apparato locomotore (Edizione 5) CEA 2014
Bentivoglio M. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia (Edizione 2) Minerva Medica 2010 978-88-7711-670-3
Gianpaolo Papaccio Atlante di Istologia (Edizione 3) Idelson Gnocchi 2017 9788879476591
Adamo S., Comoglio P., Molinaro M., Siracusa G., Stefanini M., Ziparo E. Istologia per i Corsi di Laurea in Professioni Sanitarie PICCIN 2006 88-299-1803-2
G. Sica et al Istologia per le professioni sanitarie Sorbona-IDELSON-GNOCCHI 2015 978-88-7947-593-8


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