Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Physiotherapy
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
First Semester
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Lesson (36 hours)
Voto Finale

Cardiovascular and 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

Circulatory and lymphatic system
Respiratory system: upper and lower airways, lungs, pleurae.
Digestive system: oral cavity, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, peritoneal cavity.
Urinary system: kidneys, ureters, bladder, male and female urethra
Male and female reproductive systems: gonads, spermatic ducts, uterus and vagina (general information).
Endocrine system: generalities
Central nervous system: principles of structural organization.
Spinal cord: morphology, organization of gray and white matter.
The brain: brainstem, diencephalon, telencephalon, cerebellum.
Nervous pathways of motion (pyramidal, extrapyramidal, visceral motility) and senses (epicritical and protopathic conscious sensitivity, proprioception, visceral sensitivity).
Peripheral nervous system: nerve: definition, ganglia.
Cranial nerves
sense organs (notes)


Parent course