78941 - Anatomy

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Moduli: Camilla Evangelisti (Modulo 1) Giulia Adalgisa Mariani (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Orthopaedics Techniques (cod. 5915)

Learning outcomes

The student will accomplish the following competencies upon successful completion of the course in Human Anatomy:

1. The student will develop a functional knowledge of the basic nomenclature and conventions used to study human anatomy, review the fundamentals of cell biology and selected tissues of the body.

2. The student will be able display knowledge of the relative positions and functions of the major body organs as well as their general anatomical locations for the body systems covered in Human Anatomy.

3. The student will be able to name the anatomical structures associated the systems presented in the laboratory setting (histology, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, visceral, neural).

4. Students will demonstrate competence in differentiating terms relating to the integumentary system.

5. The student will be able to order the events associated with the developmental cycles of somatic and reproductive cell division.

6. The student will be able to explain the major developmental events that occur during the embryonic period.

7. The student will be able to describe, the various types of bones, joints and joint movement.

8. The student will be able to identify the anatomy of all the topics mentioned in the program.

9. The student will be able to locate the structures associated with the brain and spinal cord.

Course contents

The Skeletal System:

  • Bones, The Axial Skeleton and skull, The Appendicular Skeleton
  • Joints
  • Muscles

The Nervous System:

  • Nervous Tissue
  • The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
  • The Brain

The Cardiovascular System:

  • The Heart
  • Blood Vessels

The Respiratory System


1) Anatomia Umana- VII edizione

Martini, Timmons, Tallitsch E-Book

2) Anatomia Umana - ELEMENTI EDI-ermes

Teaching methods

Lectures with extensive use of images and videos, such as to facilitate the acquisition of fundamental anatomical basis through the stimulation of visual memory. The course is divided into a series of lectures which are accompanied by practical exercises.

Assessment methods

The final verification consists of an oral exam in which the student must demonstrate acquired knowledge of systematic and topographical anatomy of the various organs.

The test is oral and will be based on a series of questions that will tend to ascertain the student's knowledge on the topics covered in class.

The final exam aims to evaluate the achievement of the educational objectives:

- To know the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the apparatuses and systems of the human body.

The final mark of the Integrated Course of Morphological Sciences is defined, by means of an oral exam, on the average of the marks reported in three specific questions on topics related to the main objectives of the Course.

Teaching tools

Lecture using computer presentations and videos, laboratory dissection, models and computer programs

Office hours

See the website of Camilla Evangelisti

See the website of Giulia Adalgisa Mariani