Class Functional Anatomy I

  • Presentation


    This curricular unit is designed to transmit fundamental knowledge about the structure and functions of the human body, thus preparing the students so that in the subsequent UCs they can understand how the human body reacts in the most diverse situations, whether physiological or pathological.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Human body organization.

    2. General histology and its importance


    3. Integumentory system and its histology

    4. Skeletal System:

    5. Joint system.

    6. Muscular system.

    7. Central Nervous System. 

    8. Peripheral Nervous System.

    9. Autonomic Nervous System.

    10. Sense organs.

  • Objectives


    This course is designed to impart a fundamental knowledge on the structure and functions of the human body. It also helps in understanding various body systems. It is intended to enable students to understand the organization of the human body by studying its histological constitution and understanding the distribution of its institutions in a functional systemic concept. It is also intended to enable them to observe, describe, and correctly use the anatomical nomenclature. The systems focused on the curse are the cutaneous, the musculoskeletal and nervous, always in a functional perspective.


    Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to:

    - describe the structure (gross and histology) and functions of various organs of the human body

    - identify the various tissues and organs of the different systems of the human body

    - appreciate basic coordinated working pattern of different systems

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    As for the evaluation:

    A) In continuous evaluation, students will be regularly assessed by accounting for (A) their weekly performance (participation, knowledge, dexterity, communication, among others) in practical and theoretical-practical classes (45%), and (B) the weighted average of global evaluations in the form of frequencies | seminars | others (40%) scheduled at the beginning of the academic year and (C) other mobile elements (quizzes; instant papers; reports; others) that can take place in any teaching environment (theoretical, practical or theoretical-practical) (15%) .

    B) The minimum passing grade at the UC is 9.5 values.

    C) the final exam applies to students who opt for it or who do not succeed in the continuous evaluation, covering the totality of the syllabus.


    Grade improvement (understanding prior achievement) is carried out as an oral assessment test, encompassing the entirety of the syllabus.

  • References


    1. Van de Graaff, Kris. (2002). Human Anatomy. 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill International.

    2. Seeley, Rod, Stephens, Trent e Tate, Philip. (2011) Anatomia & Fisiologia. 8ª Edição. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

    3. Netter, F.H. (2011). Atlas de anatomia humana. 5ª Edição. Elsevier.

    4. Young, Barbara, Lowe, James, Stevens, Alan & Heath, John. (2014) Wheater´s functional histology: a text and colour atlas. 6th Edition. Churchill Livingstone.

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