Anatomy A - L
Module Anatomy II

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: CLAUDIA LOMBARDO

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the basic notions in the field of anatomical organization, topography and structure of the organs of the human body, which constitute the premise for subsequent scientific disciplines.

The final objective of the course is:

 - acquire the basic anatomical knowledge to understand the general organization of the human body with particular attention to the systems involved in motor activities

 - understand the mechanisms that allow individual cells, tissues and organs to perform their specific functions within the human body

- identify the organs that make up the different systems, their physical and functional relationships.

 The acquisition of this knowledge will allow the student to face the following courses with full profit and will also provide the graduate with a useful cultural background for practicing the profession and for interacting with other professionals.

 Therefore, the expected learning outcomes foresee that at the end of the course the student will be able to:

 - remember the fundamental concepts of anatomy

 - recognize the correlations between the structures of the human body and their functions

 - apply the acquired anatomical knowledge.

Course Structure

frontal teaching supported by anatomical models

Required Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of human anatomy.

Attendance of Lessons

Compulsory attendance as per Regulation.

Detailed Course Content

The course will define the anatomic appropriate terminology  and will examine from a morpho-functional point of view the microscopic, macroscopic structure and the functional correlations of the main organs and systems of the human body involved in motor and sports activity. Particular attention will be paid to the anatomy of the digestive, respiratory, urinary and nervous systems.

Textbook Information


PDF of the lessons

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Generalities ad Anatomic languageHUMAN ANATOMY - Basics with Istologic institution - Edi-Ermes, Milan
2Respiratory Apparatus: overview, upper and lower airways: nose and nasal cavities, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs: pleural lining, external configuration of the lungs, lobes and fissures, main bronchi and intrapulmonary airways. Structure of the bronchial tree and pulmonary alveolus. Vasculature of the lung (pulmonary and bronchial vessels)HUMAN ANATOMY - Basics with Istologic institution - Edi-Ermes, Milan
3Digestive Apparatus: generality, stomatognathic system, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine; extramural glands attached to the digestive tract: liver, gallbladder, pancreas.HUMAN ANATOMY - Basics with Istologic institution - Edi-Ermes, Milan
4Urinary Apparatus: generality, kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra.HUMAN ANATOMY - Basics with Istologic institution - Edi-Ermes, Milan
5Nervous system: organization of the nervous system, receptors and their classification, Spinal cord: gross anatomy of the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots, spinal nerves, main sensory and motor pathways; brain and cranial nerves; notes on the autonomic nervous system.HUMAN ANATOMY - Basics with Istologic institution - Edi-Ermes, Milan
6Endocrine SystemHUMAN ANATOMY - Basics with Istologic institution - Edi-Ermes, Milan
7Genital SystemHUMAN ANATOMY - Basics with Istologic institution - Edi-Ermes, Milan

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

- test in progress

- oral exam

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

- describe the frontal section of the kidney

- microscopic anatomy of the liver

- major salivary glands

- gross anatomy of the pancreas

- differences between cranial and spinal nerves