Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2020/2021

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Identify the anatomical structures and topographical location of the genitourinary and reproductive systems through human corpse dissection.


The focus of this renal and urinary anatomy and physiology course is to provide basic information about the structures and functions of the renal and urinary system. The anatomical structures of the renal and urinary systems work together to filter, secrete, excrete, and re-absorb key elements in the blood. Understanding the fundamental structures and functions of the renal and urinary systems assist you to provide care for all patients you encounter and intervene effectively for those with alterations in renal and urinary status. After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify the functions of various anatomical structures within the renal and urinary systems.

2. Discuss the functions of the renal and urinary systems.

3. Discuss the physiology of how the renal and urinary systems work.


Kidneys, Renal loggia, internal and external configuration, vascularization, innervation, functional anatomy of the nephron. Course, vessels and nerves of the genito-urinary tract. Ureter, bladder , urethra. Organogenesis of the urinary tract.

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: adrenal glands

Male gonads. Course of the spermatic tract and glands. External genital organs. Organogenesis the male genital system.

Female gonads. Genital tract: uterine tubes, uterus, vagina. External genital organs. Mammary gland. Organogenesis the female genital system.


Netter F., Atlas of Human Anatomy, Elsevier

Gray's Anatomy , Elsevier

Metodi didattici

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.

Attendance to learning activities is mandatory; the minimum attendance requirement to be admitted to the final exam is 66% of lessons. For Integrated Courses (IC), the 66% 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.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

The final test will be divided in two modules: Physiology module and Anatomy module.

The final examination consists of an oral test in which the student will discuss topics taken from the program.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

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

Orario di ricevimento

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