Functional Anatomy Pasquapina Ciarmela
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course aims to provide the bioengineer with concepts of the anatomic logic (logic organization for specific function) present in the micro- and macro-organization of the main human organs and apparatuses. The concepts are propaedeutical both for cultural and technological purposes.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course will provide the knowledge and verification of the ability to understand the basic concepts of human anatomy
essential for bioengineering disciplines.
Synthesis skill, appropriateness of the medical-scientific language, clarity of exposition, also in order to implement the connections with other disciplines in a context of multidisciplinary of the biomedical engineering.
The cell as structural and functional unit of living organisms.
General information of tissues and their organization.
Organization of the human body.
Musculoskeletal system: mechanisms of ossification; morphology and function of bone, joints and muscles. Organization of the main components of the muscolar system. Morphological and functional aspects of the neuromuscolar junctions.
Nervous system: general organization of the central nervous system. Structure of the spinal cord. The reflex arc. Vegetative nervous system.
Cardiovascular system: heart, mechanics and dynamics (function of the heart valves and the cardiac cycle), the main aspects of the circulation.
Respiratory apparatus: respiratory tract and anatomy and function of lung.
Urinary apparatus: general organization and macro-microscopic anatomy and funtion of kidney.
Digestive system: morphology and function of the main components and macro-microscopic anatomy of liver.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
The learning evaluation of the students is carried out by written and oral test. The written test consists of multiple choice questions. The written test is preliminary to the oral exam, access to which the student must pass the written test. The oral examination will be in the same exam session of the written test. In case of failure of the oral exam, the student must also repeat the written test.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
To pass the exam, the student must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the morphological and functional aspects of the different levels of organization of the human body. In the oral examination, the student has to explain correctly the teaching topics and has to use adequate technical and scientific terminology.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Attribution of the final mark up to thirty, considering the acquired knowledge, as well as the synthesis skill, the appropriateness of the medical-scientific language and the clarity of exposition.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The final evaluation is positive if the student passes (obtaining at least eighteen points) each test performed. To reach a sufficient evaluation, it is necessary to aquire the basic concepts of human anatomy essential for bioengineering disciplines.The highest rating is achieved by demonstrating a deep understanding of the course content. Cum laude is given to students who, having done all the tests correctly, perform an outstanding oral exposure.
G. Ambrosi et al.,Anatomia dellUomo, Edi-Ermes
Seeley et. Al., Anatomia, Ed. Idelson-Gnocchi
K. S. Saladin, Anatomia Umana di Ed. PICCIN
- Ingegneria Biomedica (Corso di Laurea Triennale (DM 270/04))