37199 - Laboratory of Anatomy (Part 1) (LZ-C)

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  • Teacher Ester Orsini

  • Credits 1

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

  • Course Timetable from Mar 14, 2022 to Apr 26, 2022


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

Quality education

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 address firstly 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 Skeletal System: Bone Tissue

The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton and skull

The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton


Muscular Tissue

The Muscular System


Netter F., Atlante di Anatomia Umana, Edra

Netter F. Atlante interattivo di Anatomia Umana, dra
Rohen-Yokochi, Atlante fotografico di Anatomia descrittiva e topografica, Piccin

Atlante di Anatomia, Prometheus, EdiSes

Young B. et al., Wheater Istologia ed Anatomia microscopica, Edra

Teaching methods

Macroscopic Anatomy. The teachers will be always present during laboratories, guiding students in learning anatomy, helping them using proper instruments and anatomical models.

As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas] online, while Module 3 on health and safety is to be attended in class. Information about Module 3 attendance schedule is available on the website of your degree programme

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. It 'also provided the recognition of a microscopic slide through a microscope.

Teaching tools

Macroscopic Anatomy. The students will be able to study on human bones, plastic models of articulations and limbs. The students will also dissect animal organs, under the guide of the teachers.

Office hours

See the website of Ester Orsini