PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING

PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING

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Code
57757
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 8747 Preventive and adapted sport and physical Sciences (LM-67) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Preventive and adapted sport and physical Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide specific knowledge on the physiological mechanisms that are the basis of the changes affecting the elderly.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To deepen the knowledge of the physiological processes of aging, propedeutic moment to the analysis of problems related to senescence, in particular the knowledge about muscle, endocrine, and homeostasis metabolism, with particular reference to adaptive aspects in different physiological conditions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide students the opportunity to develop knowledge of physiological causes and mechanisms that are the basis of senescence in the healthy individual.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with power point presentations

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Functional modifications in musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine and nervous systems. In particular, regarding the nervous system: neuronal alterations, neurotransmitters, plasticity, memory, sleep, somatic sensitivity, cognitive function, somatic motor functions and vegetative, specific sense organs.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Biblography: Invecchiamento e longevita'. V. Marigliano. Casa scientifica editrice internazionale.
                 L'invecchiamento: biologia, fisiologia e strategie anti-aging. G.N. Bisciotti. Calzetti e Marinucci Editore.

Texts: Pdf of the lessons.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment by email: luisa.perasso@unige.it

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

Ricevimento: Prof. Ambra Bisio: by appointment: e-mail ambra.bisio@unige.it

Exam Board

GABRIELLA PIETRA (President)

SUSANNA PENCO (President)

FIAMMETTA MONACELLI (President)

AMBRA BISIO (President)

ANNA FASSIO (President)

LUISA PERASSO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with power point presentations

LESSONS START

October

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral Examination

Assessment methods

The student must demonstrate that he has gained sufficient knowledge about the physiology of aging of the nervous system and of the systems.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/09/2019 14:00 GENOVA Orale