84294 - Anatomy of Gastrointestinal System

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  • Teacher Roberta Fiume

  • Credits 3

  • SSD BIO/16

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Identify the major components and topography of the gastrointenstinal system, and differentiate between organs of the alimentary canal and accessory digestive organs. Correlate the anatomy of the gastrointestinal system with its function. Describe the development of the gastrointestinal system.

Course contents

oral cavity

salivary glands




small intestine

large intestine





thyroid gland


Gray's Anatomy, 41st Edition

ISBN 978070205230-9

Teaching methods

frontal lessons.

Attendance to learning activities is mandatory; the minimum attendance requirement to be admitted to the final exam is 60% of lessons. For Integrated Courses (IC), the 60% attendance requirement refers to the total amount of I.C. lessons. Students who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement will not be admitted to the final exam of the course, and will have to attend relevant classes again during the next academic year.

Professors may authorise excused absences upon receipt of proper justifying documentation, in case of illness or serious reasons. Excused absences do not count against a student’s attendance record to determine their minimum attendance requirement.

Assessment methods

The exam of the integrated course consists of a written test about Biochemistry and Semeiotics and subsequently of an oral test about both Anatomy and Physiology.

Students that pass the written test (score higher or equal to 18) must take the oral tests on the immediate next occasion (usually after a few days). If the score of the written test is equal or higher to 24, students that will not pass the oral tests can repeat the oral part only on the next avaliable oral exam date. Otherwise, also the written test must be repeated.

Student will be asked many questions to cover all the anatomy program.




Teaching tools

body dissection videos

Office hours

See the website of Roberta Fiume