Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
Matricole pari
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SCIENZE MOTORIE
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Year of study: 
First Semester



Course description

The objective of the Course of Human Anatomy is to systematically and topographically describe the conformation and structure of the human body in its macroscopic and microscopic aspects in the different periods of life.
Describe the organogenesis and the various stages of development identifying individual and constitutional differences, provide a methodological and preparatory approach to clinical reasoning.

During this course the student will have to learn about the structural organization of the human body from the macroscopic to the microscopic level as well as the most important anatomical-clinical and functional information. At the end of the course he will have to recognize the functional morphological characteristics of the systems, organs, tissues and cells of the human organism, as well as their main morpho-functional, anatomical-topographical and clinical anatomical correlates. He will also have to acquire the correct anatomical terminology with the main objective of communicating effectively with colleagues, of understanding and using international anatomical terminology (FCAT) in different research and clinical contexts.


The student must demonstrate that he has the essential knowledge of the cell and the tissues.


General characteristics of the organization of the human body.
Anatomical terminology.
General characteristics of bones and joints: classification and terminology.
General characteristics of muscles: classification, terminology, structure and innervation.

Skeleton of the Head, Spine, Chest, Pelvis, Upper and Lower Limb and related muscles
General morphological characters of the various bones and relative peculiarities.
Morphological and functional characteristics of the muscles of the various districts of the human body
Main clinical-sporting considerations related to the topics covered.

Morphological and functional characteristics of the muscles and fascia of the neck.
Limits and general organization of the main regions of the neck.
Main clinical-sporting considerations related to the topics covered.

Blood and lymphatic circulatory system
General information on the structure of arteries, veins and capillaries.
Heart: morphology, location, orientation, external configuration, pericardium. Internal configuration.
Systematic knowledge of the main arteries and veins. The main lymphatic collectors and the main lymph node stations. The lymphatic organs.

Respiratory system, Endocrine system, Digestive system, Urinary system, Male and female genital system
Morpho-functional references, orientation, position and relationships of the organs of the digestive system. Main clinical-sporting considerations related to the topics covered

Central and peripheral nervous system
General macroscopic and microscopic morphological characteristics of the spinal cord; encefalic trunk; cerebellum; diencephalon; telencephalon. Main pathways and circuits, with particular attention to the sensory pathways and the motor pathways to the related control devices The cranial nerves. The spinal nerves.

Sensory organs
Generalities on the sense organs, studying the ear and eye in depth

General characteristics of the organization of the human body. The anatomical terminology.
General morphological characteristics of the bones that make up the head and neck skeleton and related muscles; the skeleton of the chest and its muscles; The spine and back muscles; the pelvis and muscles of the abdomen and perineum; the Upper limb and the Lower limb. Morpho-functional references of the human body systems
General systemic considerations on apparatuses. Central and peripheral nervous system. The sense organs.

Teaching Methods

Frontal Lessons, Seminars, Technical-Practical Activities, Laboratory Activity on Evaluation and Control of Training.


C. Palumbo, R. Rezzani, A. De Pol, A. Biggiani

Fundamentals of Anatomy - Outlines of Histology and Physiology


Learning assessment

The final Exam Evaluation will take place taking into account 5 prevalent Indicators following a specific Evaluation Report:
• Knowledge and Ability to Understand
• Applied Knowledge and Comprehension Skills
• Autonomy of Judgment
• Communication skills
• Ability to learn

Midterm Test
The Results of Midterm Test will not determine the Final Evaluation.

Written Test

Oral Test

The exam will focus on general and specific questions regarding the lesson program. To pass the exam will take into account the candidate's ability to synthesize, the clarity and correctness of the exposure. The vote will be expressed in 30/30 and the minimum evaluation to pass the exam is 18/30

More information

Expected Learning
(related to EQF European Qualification Framework)
Advanced study knowledge, which presupposes a critical understanding of the Theories and founding Principles of the Discipline.
Advanced Skills, which demonstrate mastery and ability to solve complex and unpredictable problems in Educational and Sports field as far study and work concerned.
Managing technical-professional Activities or Projects, by taking responsibility for decisions in work or study contexts.

The teacher is available for a reception with the students at the Department of Sciences Sport and Wellness Via Medina, 40 after contacting email at: angela.lucariello@uniparthenope.it.