The aim of this course is the study of the functions of body systems, with particular attention to the gastrointestinal tract. Goal of the course is also to make the student aware of the functional relationship between various organ systems of the body as well as to explain the concept of internal environment and its regulation by homeostatic mechanisms. Understanding normal function and mechanisms of the human body will allow the student to understand, in future courses with a more clinical focus, the pathology and malfunctions of the human organs
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student should understand the function of human physiological systems and should also understand how these separate systems interact to yield integrated physiological responses to challenges as fasting or exercise. This knowledge will be the base to understand topics explained in future courses focusses on pathology and pharmacology and clinical medicine.
Lesson period: Second semester
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