Integrated course: anatomy, physiology and Biochemistry
Module human anatomy

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: VELIA MARIA D'AGATA

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide students the main notions of human anatomy and in particular on the organization, content and relationships of  head and neck organs 

Course Structure

3 CFU (21 h) of classroom theoretical lessons

If the teaching will be carried out  remotely or in mixed way, it could be introduced changes always respecting previous statements outlined in the syllabus.

Required Prerequisites

Minimum knowledge of basic biology for the approach to the study of the human body

Attendance of Lessons

attendance obligation

Detailed Course Content

General organization of the human body and anatomical terminology. Concept of organ, apparatus and system. The Anatomical Planes

LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM: bones and skeletal muscles of the head and neck

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: organs of the airways and lungs; pleura.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: oral cavity, tongue and salivary glands. Organization of the organs of the alimentary canal and the glands attached to the digestive system (salivary glands, liver and pancreas).

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: the heart, its cavities, valves and the structure of its wall; pericardium; small and large circulation; main vessels of the arterial and venous circulation of the head and neck. Lymphatic circulatory system: lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: Organization of the nervous system. The sense receptors (exteroceptors, proprioceptors, enteroreceptors). Macroscopic structure of the spinal cord and brain. Organization of the meninges. The circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.

PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: the spinal nerves and the cranial nerves; organization and function of the vegetative nervous system.

SENSE ORGANS: organ of taste, organ of smell, eye, auditory and vestibular system.

Textbook Information

Martini-Timmons-Tallitsch Anatomia UmanaEdiSES
G. Ambrosi et al. AutoriAnatomia dell'UomoEdi Ermes

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Oral examination

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

1- Describe the orbital cavity.

2- Describe vascularization and innervation of the eye

3- List the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the eye

4- Describe the structure of the retina