37198 - Anatomy (Part 1) (AK-A)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Gender equality Life on land

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the anatomy course, students must demonstrate that they acquired a solid knowledge concerning the organization of the human body and namely of all organs, that is essential to addressfirstly physiology and then the clinical and surgical disciplines. Starting from a systematic basis of gross anatomy, then students will be addressed to the microscopic examination of the different structures.

The systematic approach is essential for the subsequent assessment of topographic anatomy, geared towards students' initial contact with the planes of section used in modern methods of diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI, PET).

Course contents

The Integumentary System,

The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue

The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton and skull

The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton


Muscular Tissue

The Muscular System

The Cardiovascular System: The Blood

The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics

The Lymphatic System and Immunity

The Respiratory System


Anatomia del Gray, Edra, formerly Elsevier

Netter F., Atlante di Anatomia Umana, Edra, formerly Elsevier

Cocco L. e Manzoli L. Guida alla lettura dell'Atlante di Anatomia Umana di F. Netter, Edra, formerly Elsevier

Netter F. Atlante interattivo di Anatomia Umana, Edra, formerly Elsevier

Anastasi G. et al., Anatomia Umana , Edi Ermes

Moore H., Anatomia clinica, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana

Rohen-Yokochi, Atlante fotografico di Anatomia descrittiva e topografica, Piccin

Atlante di Anatomia, Prometheus ,EdiSES

Teaching methods

Lectures with extensive use of images, 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.The teachers will conduct workshops dissection of corpses.

Assessment methods

 For the access to the oral exam you need to pass a test in multiple choice questions.

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 and neuroanatomy. It is also provided the recognition of a microscopic slide through a microscope.

The grade will be graduated from 18/30 to 30/30. The minimum grade can be achieved by a non-thorough knowledge of anatomy, between 18 and 25 for a fair knowledge, between 26 and 29 for a good knowledge. 30 represents excellent knowledge and “cum laude” is added in case of more than excellent knowledge.

Teaching tools

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

Office hours

See the website of Lucio Ildebrando Cocco