Introduction to the study of human anatomy. Anatomical terminology. Hystology: generalities of human tissues. Blood. Topographic, macroscopic and microscopic organization of the different organs of the following systems: skin, locomotor, vascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urogenital, nervous.
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Provide the basic knowledge of the organization of the human body through the study of the macroscopic and microscopic organization of the organs of the body systems. The approach to the study is faced moderating, where possible, the excess of the notions and discussing topics in active development and of interest for biological and pharmacological applications such as the study of stem cells and tissue regeneration. Special attention is devoted to the analysis of the microscopic organization of the various organs and the mutual relations between the tissues and the cells that constitute them, necessary for the comprehension of their functions and pathological alterations.
Knowledge of animal biology and cytology.
Tools for Teaching: PC, projector, human organs, anatomical models.
Student reception: Every day (Monday-Friday) by appointment (by phone or by e-mail).
Students can take advantage of the following active services at the Section of Anatomy and Histology of the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Largo Brambilla 3, in the following days and hours:
from Monday to Friday, 9.00 am-6.30 pm.
- Loan of bones, plastinated organs and didactic anatomical models for study purposes. To access the loan the student will have to provide the staff with an identification document, which will be returned only at the time of delivery of the material. Groups of students can indicate one student, who provides personal details and a document of recognition, as guarantor for all.
- Multimedia Room. The local site contains images of macroscopic and microscopic anatomy, and interactive programs.
Modalità di verifica apprendimento
The final exam consists of an oral interview lasting an average of 45 minutes, during which the student is asked to explain and describe the topics in the course program. In particular, the oral examination is aimed at evaluating the student's knowledge about the macroscopic and microscopic organization of the organs of the various systems of the human body, as well as the student's understanding of the close relationship between structure and functional properties of human organs, necessary for the understanding of their pathological changes and the mechanism of action and metabolism of drugs.
The evaluation will also take into account the student's exhibition capabilities.
There are 3 exam sessions in the summer-autumn session (June-July-September) and 2 in the winter session (January-February). In addition, there are 2 scheduled exams, one in November and one in April, during periods of didactic silence. In case of failure to pass, students can register for the next first scheduled exam.
The exam dates can be found on the Degree Course website.
Registration for the exam takes place via the online exam booking service for students on the website of the University of Florence.
Programma del corso
Introduction to the study of human anatomy and anatomical terminology.
Histology: epithelial, connective, muscular and nervous tissues. Blood.
Integumentary system: skin and skin appendages.
Musculoskeletal system: general organization; classification of bones, joints and skeletal muscles.
Cardiovascular system: heart and major arteries and veins of pulmonary and systemic circulation.
Lymphatic system: lymphatic vessels, primary lymphoid organs (bone marrow and thymus) and secondary lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, Peyer's patches, vermiform appendix).
Respiratory system: nasal cavity, rhino-pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, pleurae.
Digestive system: oral cavity, salivary glands, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas.
Endocrine system: pituitary gland, pineal gland, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pancreatic islets of Langerhans, endocrine function of gonads.
Urinary system: kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra.
Female reproductive system: ovarian cycle and ovary, Fallopian tubes, uterus and uterine cycle, vagina.
Male reproductive system: didymus, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, ejaculatory duct, prostate.
Central nervous system: spinal cord and brain (bulb, pons, midbrain, diencephalon, telencephalon, cerebellum). Peripheral nervous system: spinal nerves and cranial nerves. Autonomic nervous system: the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Types of sensitivity. Sensory organs. Main sensory and motor pathways.