Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Human Anatomy [Matricole pari]

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Name of lecturer
Manuela Malatesta
Manuela Malatesta
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° semestre motorie dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course gives the students information on the structural organization of the healthy human body and the relationship between structural organization and function, with special emphasis on the apparatuses involved in motor activity. The expected learning outcomes are as follows. KNOWLEDGE: Basic human anatomy, with special reference to the structures involved in movement (bones, joints, skeletal muscles). SKILLS: Following fruitfully the curricular courses requiring knowledge of anatomy. Predicting and evaluating the structural and functional modifications of the human body during physical exercise.


External form and internal anatomy
Anatomy of motion

Epithelial tissues
Connective tissues
Muscle tissues
Nervous tissue

Cardiovascular apparatus (heart and blood vessels)
Respiratory apparatus (nasal cavity, larynx, trachea and bronchi, lungs)
Digestive apparatus (alimentary canal, salivary glands, liver, pancreas)
Urinary apparatus (kidney, urinary tract)
Endocrine system (pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, islets of Langerhans)
Nervous system (spinal cord, brain, nerves and ganglia, motor pathways)
Musculoskeletal apparatus (bones, muscles and joints of neck, trunk, upper and lower limbs)

Lessons will be given in dual mode and recording will be available in Moodle

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
vanputte regan russo Anatomia (Edizione 3) idelson gnocchi 2014 9788879475846
Gary a. Thibodeau, Kevin T. Patton Anatomia e fisiologia (Edizione 7) Elsevier 2011 8821430669
Martini F. et al. Anatomia umana EdiSes, Napoli 2019
Anastasi et al Anatomia Umana (Edizione 4) Ed. Ermes 2012
Castano et al. Anatomia Umana Edi Ermes  
KÖPF-MAIER P. Anatomia Umana - Atlante Edi-ermes Milano 2000
Giuseppe Anastasi, Paolo Castano, Sergio Castorina, Ottavio Cremona, Raffaele De Caro, Eugenio Gaudio, Guido Macchiarelli, Mario Rende, Domenico Ribatti, Chiarella Sforza, Carlo Tacchetti Anatomia Umana – Atlante – Volumi 1-3 Edi Ermes 2017 9788870513936
Carinci P. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia Ed. Masson, Milano 1998
Bentivoglio M. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia (Edizione 2) Minerva Medica 2010 978-88-7711-670-3
Vercelli A. et al. Anatomia Umana Funzionale (Edizione 1) Minerva Medica 2011
SBARBATI Andrea Anatomia Umana Normale. Sorbona, Napoli 2003
S. Geuna et al. Apparato Locomotore - Anatomia Funzionale Minerva Medica 2004 88-7711-45
PERNKOPF E. Atlante di Anatomia Umana, 2 Voll. + indice analitico. Piccin, Padova 1986
M. Dufour, S. Del Valle I muscoli. Anatomia clinica degli arti Piccin 2018
Netter Testo-Atlante di Anatomia Umana Normale (Edizione 5) Ed. Edra 2014 8821439127

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination is intended to assess the student’s knowledge of and ability to describe the structural organization of the healthy human body and the relationship between structural organization and function, with special reference to the apparatuses involved in motor activity
The test will be administered as 60 multiple-choice questions (single-correct-answer from a list of 5 possible answers) on all the topics listed in the program. The multiple-choice test will be evaluated as follows: one point for each question answered correctly, and no points gained or lost when a question is either unanswered or incorrectly answered. Each part of the final examination will be scored, and the whole exam score will be the arithmetic mean of the three marks.
The assessment method is identical for both attending and non-attending students.
The remote procedure is guaranteed to all students requiring it for the academic year 2020-/21.

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