66052 - Anatomy Applied to Locomotor Activity

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student has to get a proper knowledge of human anatomy related to locomotor apparatus and movement, with particular attention to sport activity.

Course contents


General knowledge of connective tissues. Cartilage tissue, bone tissue, skeletal muscle tissue. Tendons: structure and ultrastructure.

General knowledge of skeleton.

General knowledge and classification of skeletal joints.

Temporomandibular joint, glenohumeral joint, elbow joints, wrist joints, hand joints, coxo-femoral joint, knee joint, ankle joints, foot joints, spinal column joints.

General knowledge and classifiction of skeletal muscles.

Skeletal muscles of head and neck, chest muscles, abdomen muscles, back muscles, upper limb muscles,  lower limb muscles, intrinsic chest muscles, perineum muscles.

Fasciae, sheaths, synovial bursae.

General considerations about gait and posture.


This Course is the first part of an Integrated Exam (Human Anatomy). The student has to pass this exam before to show up for the exam of the second part (Anatomy of Organs and Nervous System).


Every anatomical text (academic level) may be acceptable

Recommended BOOKS:

Vercelli A. et al.


Ed. Minerva Medica

Palastanga N. et al.


Casa Editrice Ambrosiana

Recommended ATLAS:

Fucci S. et al.

Anatomia e meccanica dell'apparato motorio e neuro-muscolare per la preparazione atletica.

Ed. EMSI Quarta Edizione


Atlante di Anatomia Umana

Ed. Piccin

Atlante di Anatomia Umana. H. Frank Netter

Ed. Masson

Atlante di Anatomia Umana

Uno Studio Fotografico del Corpo Umano

Rohen-Yokochi - Drecoll

Ed. Piccin

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons with different anatomical  images.


Lessons about videos of anatomical dissection.



Assessment methods

The oral exame includes two or more questions about general subjects. (Example: a skeletal joint with the corresponding bones, ligaments, different intrinsic structures and related movements; a skeletal muscle group with single origins and insertions in relation to the generated movements).

Teaching tools

Audiovisual materials.

Natural bones.  Anatomical plastic models. Wax anatomical models.

Video about human anatomy dissections.

Office hours

See the website of Marco Franchi