THE TISSUES (HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY)
Knowledge of the main morphological and functional characteristics of human tissues with special regard to cells composing them. Skills in observation and recognition of tissues by the common microscopic observation techniques. Knowledge of the fundamental processes of embryonic development and the major molecular mechanisms that regulate them.
Main characteristics of epithelia
Lining epithelia: organization and classification
Structural surface differentiations of epithelial cells (microvilli, stereocilia, cilia)
• exocrine glands
• endocrine glands
• ground substance
Cell components of connective tissue
Connective tissue proper
Support connective tissue: cartilage and bone tissue
Trophic connective tissue: blood and lymph
Cells of the innate and adaptive immune system
- striated skeletal muscle tissue
- striated cardiac muscle tissue
- smooth muscle tissue
Myofibril structure and muscle contraction
- glial cells
- nerve fibers
- synapses and impulse transmission
- Spermatogenesis and mechanisms of hormonal control
- Oogenesis and mechanisms of hormonal control; ovarian cycle; uterine cycle.
Implantation of the blastocyst
Germ disc bilaminar (second week of development)
Germ disc trilaminar (third week of development)
Neurulation, the development of the somites and the embryonic body cavity, the embryo folding steps
The derivatives of the three germ layers.
Terminal placenta: leafy chorion and decidua
Amnion and umbilical cord.
Elements of organogenesis.
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SIMONA SIVORI (President)
ANTONIO PUCCETTI (President)
EMANUELA MARCENARO (President)
ROBERTA CASTRICONI (President)
The examamination includes two tests. The first consists of a practical test where the student must describe two histological preparations by the use of optical microscope. The second test, performing only upon the positive evaluation of the first test, consists of an oral examination by two different holders of the course. The examamination has a duration of at least 30 minutes (typically 45 minutes).