Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 

basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, histology, anatomy already acquired during high school 2nd grade

Final Examination: 

PC Test followed by oral examen;
Test: 20 multiple choice questions about all the histology, anatomy characteristic anatomy program; question value: 1,5 points (no negative notation); total test score 30 points; 18 points: minimum score to be admitted to the oral examen. The test time is of 30 minutes, it will be taken in informatics class, the correction will be computerized and the student will knew the result directly on the PC at the end of the test.
Oral examen: students will be evaluated by two professors about all the histology, anatomy characteristic anatomy program.
The oral examen start immediately after the test and their duration will be about 30-45 minutes

Voto Finale

Learning the structural organization of the human body from the macroscopical to the microscopical point of view with their anatomical-clinical applications. Recognize the morphological characteristics of systems, organs, tissues, cells and subcellular structures of human organism.


Cytology: Introduction to the cell
Histology: Epithelial tissue, Connective tissue, Muscle: striated, smooth, cardiac, Nervous tissue

Osteology: Morphology, macroscopic architecture, classification of bones.
Skull; axil skeleton; upper and lower extremities (mentions).
Arthrology: Classification of joints, articular mechanics. Skull, trunk and extremities joints.
Myology: Muscles of head and neck (mentions); trunk; abdomen; pelvis; extremities (mentions).

Cardiovascular system
Lymphatic system
Respiratory system
Digestive apparatus
Urinary system
Male and female reproductive system (mentions)
Endocrine system

General organization of nervous system
Central Nervous System: Spinal chord: white and grey matter; ascending and descending tracts. Encephalic trunk: encephalic nerves (III-XII) nuclei, reticular formation. Cerebellum: functional subdivisions. Cortex. Diencephalum: talamus, hypotalamus, epytalamus. Telencephalus: structure and lobular subdivision. Basal ganglia and internal capsule. Cortical areas of Broadman, motor and sensibility ways. Olphactory and gustative ways (mentions) Meninx, liquor and ventricular system. Willis circle and cerebral circulation. Ear and vestibular apparatus; acoustic ways and vestibular circuits (mentions). Eye and optical ways (mentions).
Peripheral nervous system:
Ganglia: definition and types. Cranial nerves: definition, organization, origin, course and ramifications. Spinal nerves: origin, course, ramifications, plexuses. Autonomic nervous system

Characteristic Anatomy

Nervous system organogenesis
Heart organogenesis; prenatal and postnatal circulation
Circulatory system; lymphatic system; blood: plasma and blood cells.
Tegumentary system

F Martini et al. - Anatomia umana - EdiSES. Edizione italiana a cura di Cocco L., Manzoli L. Ambrosi et al. - Anatomia dell’uomo - Edi-Ermes
Saladin K. – Anatomia umana - Piccin
Cattaneo L. - Compendio di Anatomia umana - Edizioni Monduzzi
Bareggi et al. - Anatomia umana - Idelson-Gnocchi

Lectures. The slides of the lessons are delivered to support the student

Office hours should be planed by e-mail


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    Place of teaching: Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
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    Place of teaching: Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
  • Credits: 1
    Place of teaching: Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria