NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ENDOCRINE ANATOMY

NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ENDOCRINE ANATOMY

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Code
80240
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/16
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This is the last of three courses on Human Anatomy.

The topics are: the Central Nervous System (CNS), the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) and the Endocrine System.

The course will be organised following a taxonomic order, due to the localisation of these systems throughout the entire body. The topics of the course will help the student to operate a synthesis of all anatomical information.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The lectures of Human Anatomy III course aim to provide students with adequate knowledge on the Nervous and Endocrine Systems organisation, that allows them to understand their normal physiology and the pathologies that may arise from the impairment of their normal function. The goal of the lectures is to provide the knowledge of the different structures of the Nervous System and of the Endocrine System, and the understanding of how they are interconnected for a correct functioning. The understanding of the issues discussed during the lectures should allow the students to deepen specific issues autonomously.

Teaching methods

The teaching activity is organised in lectures. During these lectures all the issues the student has to know for the final exam will be explained and discussed with the help of visual aids.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Neuroanatomy.

Introduction to the Nervous System (NS).

Embryologic development of NS.

Meninges, ventricular system and barriers of the NS.

Spinal cord. The spinal nerves.

Brain stem and cranial nerves from III to XII.

Cerebellum.                                      

Diencephalon.

Cerebral hemispheres.

Basal ganglia.

The limbic system

The efferent compartment: spinal reflexes, the corticospinal tract. The visceral nervous system.

The afferent compartment: sensory receptors and the afferent pathways. The gustatory, olfactory, visual and auditory systems.

Endocrine system: structure, morphology and microscopic organisation of pineal gland, hypophysis, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenal gland, islets of Langerhans, endocrine function of the kidney and feto-placental unit.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment by email: cicc@unige.it

Ricevimento: By appointment, email: fghiotto@unige.it

Exam Board

FABIO GIUSEPPE GHIOTTO (President)

ERMANNO CICCONE (President)

SILVIA BRUNO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching activity is organised in lectures. During these lectures all the issues the student has to know for the final exam will be explained and discussed with the help of visual aids.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

During the exam, the knowledge and understanding of the structures of the human nervous and endocrine systems and how they work together, as well as the communication skills used by the student, will be assessed.