Human Physiology

A.Y. 2021/2022
18
Max ECTS
224
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
the teaching of Human Physiology is aimed at making students understanding:
- the functions of the organs and systems of the human body
- the homeostatic control mechanisms, i.e. the ways through which organs and systems cooperate in maintaining the energy balance and the chemical-physical organization of the organism (physiology of vegetative life)
- the modalities through which the relationships between the organism and the environment take place (physiology of the life of relationship)
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student might:
· have acquired the elements to evaluate the main physiological parameters in humans
· demonstrate a quantitative and deterministically interconnected approach to assess biomedical variables, including confident processing and interpretation of data charts and graphs
· explain and illustrate the concepts and notions related to the following topics:
Course syllabus and organization

Linea A-L

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Lines A-L e M-Z:
- FUNCTIONS OF THE BLOOD
- FUNCTIONS OF THE HEART AND OF THE CIRCULATORY TREE
- FUNCTIONS OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
- O2 AND CO2 TRANSPORT IN THE BLOOD
- BUFFER SYSTEMS OF THE BODY
- FUNCTIONS OF THE KIDNEY
- FUNCTIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT
- PHYSIOLOGY OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS
- PHYSIOLOGY OF THE MUSCLE
- ENERGETIC METABOLISM
- BIOMECHANICS AND BIOENERGETICS OF LOCOMOTION
- PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE NEURONS
- ORGANIZATION OF THE SENSORY SYSTEMS
- ORGANIZATION OF THE MOTOR SYSTEMS
- HIGHER FUNCTIONS OF THE BRAIN
- FUNCTIONS OF THE EMATOENCEPHALIC BARRIER
- REGULATION OF THE SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE
- REGULATION OF THE BODY TEMPERATURE
- REGULATION OF THE ARTERIAL PRESSURE
- REGULATION OF THE CARDIAC OUTPUT
- REGULATION OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
- REGULATION OF THE VOLUME AND CONCENTRATION OF THE BODY FLUID
- REGULATION OF THE ACID-BASE BALANCE
- EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: ALTITUDE AND SCUBA DIVING
Prerequisites for admission
Lines A-L e M-Z:
Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and Anatomy
Teaching methods
Lines A-L e M-Z:
- Lessons supported by visual and audiovisual contents
- Laboratory demonstrations
- Organ Physiology is provided as video lessons, as a rehearsing tool, at the ARIEL Repository
Teaching Resources
Lines A-L e M-Z:
In italiano:
Fisiologia Medica, a cura di F. Conti, edi-ermes
Neurofisiologia - Eccitabilità Cellulare, P. Cavallari, Piccin

Altri testi:
J.B. West, Fisiologia della Respirazione, Piccin, Padova

In Inglese:
G. Cavagna, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Springer, Heidelberg (Germany)
Assessment methods and Criteria
Lines A-L e M-Z:
Oral exam consisting of a few questions, aimed at determining the knowledge of Organ Physiology and of Neurophysiology/Control Systems. The candidate must demonstrate to have a precise knowledge of the main physiological parameters and of the functioning mechanisms of the organs. Confidence with quantitative aspects of the subject (graphs, equations and units) will be evaluated during the examination. The student must also be able to discuss functional relations among biological mechanisms. The test is evaluated in 30ths. There are in itinere checks; during oral exams the use of books or notes itis not allowed.
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 18
Informal teaching: 32 hours
Lessons: 192 hours

Linea M-Z

Responsible
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Lines A-L e M-Z:
- FUNCTIONS OF THE BLOOD
- FUNCTIONS OF THE HEART AND OF THE CIRCULATORY TREE
- FUNCTIONS OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
- O2 AND CO2 TRANSPORT IN THE BLOOD
- BUFFER SYSTEMS OF THE BODY
- FUNCTIONS OF THE KIDNEY
- FUNCTIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT
- PHYSIOLOGY OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS
- PHYSIOLOGY OF THE MUSCLE
- ENERGETIC METABOLISM
- BIOMECHANICS AND BIOENERGETICS OF LOCOMOTION
- PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE NEURONS
- ORGANIZATION OF THE SENSORY SYSTEMS
- ORGANIZATION OF THE MOTOR SYSTEMS
- HIGHER FUNCTIONS OF THE BRAIN
- FUNCTIONS OF THE EMATOENCEPHALIC BARRIER
- REGULATION OF THE SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE
- REGULATION OF THE BODY TEMPERATURE
- REGULATION OF THE ARTERIAL PRESSURE
- REGULATION OF THE CARDIAC OUTPUT
- REGULATION OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
- REGULATION OF THE VOLUME AND CONCENTRATION OF THE BODY FLUID
- REGULATION OF THE ACID-BASE BALANCE
- EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: ALTITUDE AND SCUBA DIVING
Prerequisites for admission
Lines A-L e M-Z:
Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and Anatomy
Teaching methods
Lines A-L e M-Z:
- Lessons supported by visual and audiovisual contents
- Laboratory demonstrations
- Organ Physiology is provided as video lessons, as a rehearsing tool, at the ARIEL Repository
Teaching Resources
Lines A-L e M-Z:
In italiano:
Fisiologia Medica, a cura di F. Conti, edi-ermes
Neurofisiologia - Eccitabilità Cellulare, P. Cavallari, Piccin

Altri testi:
J.B. West, Fisiologia della Respirazione, Piccin, Padova

In Inglese:
G. Cavagna, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Springer, Heidelberg (Germany)
Assessment methods and Criteria
Lines A-L e M-Z:
Oral exam consisting of a few questions, aimed at determining the knowledge of Organ Physiology and of Neurophysiology/Control Systems. The candidate must demonstrate to have a precise knowledge of the main physiological parameters and of the functioning mechanisms of the organs. Confidence with quantitative aspects of the subject (graphs, equations and units) will be evaluated during the examination. The student must also be able to discuss functional relations among biological mechanisms. The test is evaluated in 30ths. There are in itinere checks; during oral exams the use of books or notes itis not allowed.
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 18
Informal teaching: 32 hours
Lessons: 192 hours

Linea: San Donato

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Lines A-L e M-Z:
- FUNCTIONS OF THE BLOOD
- FUNCTIONS OF THE HEART AND OF THE CIRCULATORY TREE
- FUNCTIONS OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
- O2 AND CO2 TRANSPORT IN THE BLOOD
- BUFFER SYSTEMS OF THE BODY
- FUNCTIONS OF THE KIDNEY
- FUNCTIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT
- PHYSIOLOGY OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS
- PHYSIOLOGY OF THE MUSCLE
- ENERGETIC METABOLISM
- BIOMECHANICS AND BIOENERGETICS OF LOCOMOTION
- PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE NEURONS
- ORGANIZATION OF THE SENSORY SYSTEMS
- ORGANIZATION OF THE MOTOR SYSTEMS
- HIGHER FUNCTIONS OF THE BRAIN
- FUNCTIONS OF THE EMATOENCEPHALIC BARRIER
- REGULATION OF THE SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE
- REGULATION OF THE BODY TEMPERATURE
- REGULATION OF THE ARTERIAL PRESSURE
- REGULATION OF THE CARDIAC OUTPUT
- REGULATION OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
- REGULATION OF THE VOLUME AND CONCENTRATION OF THE BODY FLUID
- REGULATION OF THE ACID-BASE BALANCE
- EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: ALTITUDE AND SCUBA DIVING
Prerequisites for admission
Lines A-L e M-Z:
Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and Anatomy
Teaching methods
Lines A-L e M-Z:
- Lessons supported by visual and audiovisual contents
- Laboratory demonstrations
- Organ Physiology is provided as video lessons, as a rehearsing tool, at the ARIEL Repository
Teaching Resources
Lines A-L e M-Z:
In italiano:
Fisiologia Medica, a cura di F. Conti, edi-ermes
Neurofisiologia - Eccitabilità Cellulare, P. Cavallari, Piccin

Altri testi:
J.B. West, Fisiologia della Respirazione, Piccin, Padova

In Inglese:
G. Cavagna, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Springer, Heidelberg (Germany)
Assessment methods and Criteria
Lines A-L e M-Z:
Oral exam consisting of a few questions, aimed at determining the knowledge of Organ Physiology and of Neurophysiology/Control Systems. The candidate must demonstrate to have a precise knowledge of the main physiological parameters and of the functioning mechanisms of the organs. Confidence with quantitative aspects of the subject (graphs, equations and units) will be evaluated during the examination. The student must also be able to discuss functional relations among biological mechanisms. The test is evaluated in 30ths. There are in itinere checks; during oral exams the use of books or notes itis not allowed.
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 18
Informal teaching: 32 hours
Lessons: 192 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
on fridays, from 15.00 to 18.00, by appointment (mail or phone)
Via Mangiagalli 32, second floor
Reception:
Please make an appointment via e-mail
By videocall in Microsoft Teams until the end of the health emergency, then also at the Section Physiology, Dept. Pathophysiology and Transplantation, via L. Mangiagalli 32, Milano - 2nd floor, room n. 10
Reception:
Friday 11:00-12:30
my office, 1st floor, Via Mangiagalli 32
Reception:
by prior appointment, arranged by e-mail
Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti, sezione di Fisiologia, via L. Mangiagalli 32