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

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

Physiology I and Biophysics (2018/2019)

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Giancarlo Tassinari
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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff
Lezioni di Fisiologia I 9 Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno Giancarlo Tassinari
Esercitazioni di Fisiologia I 1 Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno Giuseppe Busetto
Luigi Cattaneo
Enrico Tam

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Learning outcomes

To provide the knowledge of Physiology and Biophysics that is useful in the medical profession


To understand the physico-chemical mechanisms of basic cellular processes: resting membrane polarization, action potential, synaptic communication, muscular contraction, stimuli transduction. To know the function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, their regulation mechanisms and coordination in specific tasks like the homeostasis of the internal environment, the regulation of cardiac output, arterial pressure, respiration and acid-base balance, muscular exercise.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination on each of the three main topics (excitable membranes and skeletal muscle, cardiovascular system, respiratory system), with one question by each of three examiners, or two questions by each of two, depending on availability. Each examiner will propose a mark in thirties that will result in an arithmetic mean.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lezioni di Fisiologia I Koeppen B.M., Stanton B.A. Berne Levy Fisiologia (Edizione 6) Ambrosiana 2010
Lezioni di Fisiologia I Conti Fisiologia Medica (Edizione 3) Ediermes 2020
Lezioni di Fisiologia I Grassi Negrini Porro Fisiologia Umana (Edizione 1) Poletto 2015
Lezioni di Fisiologia I Hall J.E. Guyton e Hall Fisiologia Medica (Edizione 13) edra 2017
Esercitazioni di Fisiologia I Kandel e coll. Principi di Neuroscienze (Edizione 4) Ambrosiana 2015 9788808184450


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