Bachelor's degree in Cardiocirculatory Physiopathology and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques (national qualification)

Morphological and functional fundamentals of life (2020/2021)

Course code
Laura Calderan

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
FISIOLOGIA 2 BIO/09-PHYSIOLOGY Lezioni 1 semestre PERF Roberto Poltronieri
ANATOMIA UMANA 2 BIO/16-HUMAN ANATOMY Lezioni 1 semestre PERF Laura Calderan

Learning outcomes

MODULO ANATOMIA UMANA Obiettivi formativi: Il corso è finalizzato all’apprendimento da parte dello studente dell’architettura e morfologia anatomica di organi, sistemi ed apparati e del significato funzionale della loro organizzazione complessiva nel corpo umano. Una buona conoscenza dell'anatomia topografica e delle caratteristiche morfologiche macroscopiche e microscopiche degli apparati di maggior interesse. MODULO FISIOLOGIA Obiettivi formativi: Il corso fornisce le basi per la comprensione dell'organizzazione generale del corpo umano. Lo studente deve conoscere le modalità di funzionamento dei diversi organi, l’integrazione dinamica degli organi in apparati e i meccanismi generali di controllo funzionale in condizioni normali.


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 NERVOUS SYSTEM 29) Autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic control) 30) Adrenergic and cholinergic receptors
Introduction to the study of human anatomy. General structure of the organism and anatomical terminology: anatomic location; section planes and surfaces; movements; parenchymatous viscera; hollow viscera; Vascular-nervous bundles. Topographic Anatomy: General Organization of the human body: the body surface; cavity; thorax; abdomen; neck; head, arts. -Muscles: muscle tissue, muscular tissue types and their functional differentiation. Cardiovascular: General information; heart; arteries; veins; microcirculation; pulmonary circulation; systemic circulation; arteries and veins of the great movement; Fetal circulation elements. The blood. The heart. Respiratory system: external nose and nasal passages; larynx; trachea; bronchi; the lungs; pleure. Urinary system: General information; Rene; renal pelvis; ureter; bladder; male urethra and prostate; the female urethra. Endocrine system: topography, structure and function of the major endocrine glands.

Assessment methods and criteria

As long as the COVID19 health emergency persists, the examination will take place in oral mode with the use of the ZOOM platform

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
vanputte regan russo Anatomia (Edizione 3) idelson gnocchi 2014 9788879475846
Poltronieri Roberto Elementi di Fisiologia EdiSES 2018
Anastasi et al Anatomia Umana (Edizione 4) Ed. Ermes 2012
Netter F.H. Atlante di anatomia fisiopatologia e clinica Collezione CIBA  
Netter Testo-Atlante di Anatomia Umana Normale (Edizione 5) Ed. Edra 2014 8821439127

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