PHYSIOLOGY OF VISION

PHYSIOLOGY OF VISION

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Code
67682
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 9283 ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/09
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

The course analyses the functions of the sensory and motor systems and physiology of vision.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will furnish to the students fundamental knowledge about the physiology of the sensory and motor systems and about visual system in particular.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The course will furnish to the students fundamental knowledge about the physiology of the sensory and motor systems and about visual system in particular.

Teaching methods

Teaching consists of theoretical “frontal” lessons for a total of 20 hours (2 CFUs)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Sensory systems: transduction  and coding

Somatic senses: touch, thermoception and pain

Motor Units, mechanisms of force graduation, force/length and force/velocity relation.

Fundamental of motor system. Spinal cord organization and control by cortex and brainstem. Muscle receptors and spinal reflexes. Voluntary movement at glance.

The eye and the retina. Phototransduction.

Central visual pathways. Retina projections. Visual field and related deficit. The primary visual cortex organization, receptive fields. The ocular motor system.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Purves, Neuroscienze. Zanichelli.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment by email: anna.fassio@unige.it

Ricevimento: Upon agreement with the teacher Prof.ssa Emanuela Luisa Faelli e-mail: (emanuela.faelli@unige.it) tel: 0103538184 Study: DIMES Viale Benedetto VX

Exam Board

ANNA FASSIO

EMANUELA LUISA FAELLI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching consists of theoretical “frontal” lessons for a total of 20 hours (2 CFUs)

LESSONS START

2nd semester – The course typically starts on the half of March.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral interview. The exam will last 15-20 minutes. It is based on some questions concerning the various topics of the program. During the exam the teacher will evaluate the student's ability to report on the topics discussed in the lessons.

Assessment methods

Exposure clarity, connectivity, rigor, and communicative ability are valued. The teacher also evaluates the student's ability to perform critical analysis and links between the various contents discussed in the lesson. To overcome the test, it is necessary to obtain a passing grade evaluation for all the questions