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

Physiology - FISIOLOGIA GENERALE

Course code
4S00120
Name of lecturer
Roberto Poltronieri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VICENZA
Period
FISIO VI 1A2S dal Mar 2, 2020 al May 15, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course provides the scientific knowledge of the human body's general structure. The student learns the working principles of the different organs, the dynamic integration of organs in apparatuses and the general mechanisms of the functional control in normal conditions.

Syllabus

CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY
1) Cellular homeostasis
2) Action potential and synaptic transmission
3) Skeletal muscle
CARDIOVASCULAR APPARATUS
4) Cardiac autorhythmicity and cardiac impulse propagation
5) Heart nervous control
6) Excitement and cardiac contractility
7) Cardiac reflexes
8) Stroke volume
9) Cardiac output
10) ECG and cardiac cycle
11) Cardiac work and metabolism
12) Hemodynamic principles of the cardiovascular system
13) Vascular resistance
14) Capillaires, veins and lymphatics
15) Blood pressure
16) Cardiovascolar control
RESPIRATORY APPARATUS
17) Respiratory mechanism
18) Pulmonary volumes and capacities
19) Ventilation and perfusion
20) Gas diffusion
21) Respiratory gas transport
22) Respiratory control
KIDNEY APPARATUS
23) Nephron
24) Glomerular filtration rate and renal plasma flow
25) Reabsorption and secretion renal
26) Urine concentration and dilution
27) Idric and elecrolyte balance
28) Acid-base balance
29) Urination
GASTROINTESTINAL APPARATUS
30) Smooth muscle
31) Gastrointestinal physiology
32) Esophageal and gastric motility
33) Intestinal motility
34) Salivary secretion
35) Gastric secretion
36) Pancreatic secretion
37) Liver and gallbladder
38) Secretion and absorption in the intestine
NERVOUS SYSTEM
39) Autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic control)
40) Adrenergic and cholinergic receptors

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Poltronieri Roberto Elementi di Fisiologia EdiSES 2018

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is written and includes the use of multiple choice questions (5 replies to each question of which only one is correct). The questions are 40. For each correct question it is assigned a point and there are no penalties for wrong answer.





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