Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Francesca Luchetti
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Sport, Health and Physical Exercise (L-22)
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Learning Objectives

The purpose of the course is to provide  a histological and anatomical competence of the whole human organism necessary for the performance of any profession in the motor and sports field.


Introduction to the structure and function of the cell.

Histology: lining  epithelia and glandular epithelia. Connective tissues. Blood and Lymph. Muscle tissue.


Cardiovascular system. Structure of the heart wall. Internal anatomy and organization of the heart. Cardiac cycle. Histological organization of blood vessels

Digestive system: oral cavity and related glands, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestine. Organs attached to the digestive system .: Liver: relationships, structure and functions. Pancreas: morpho-functional aspects. Respiratory system. Upper and lower airways. Lungs, pulmonary lobes, brochi, bronchioles and alveolar ducts. Pleure. Urinary system. Kidney and urinary tract. Ureters, bladder and urethra. Endocrine system: hormones. Pituitary, epiphysis, thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas, adrenal gland, interstitial tissue of the testis and ovary. Diffuse endocrine system. Male reproductive system: testes, spermatic ducts and related glands Female reproductive system: ovary, oviduct, uterus, vagina, external genitalia. Ovarian cycle and uterine cycle.

II. Part Histology: supporting connective tissues: cartilage and bone tissue, nervous tissue. Locomotor system. The skeleton as a whole. Skull. Spine and different types of vertebrae. Rib cage, sternum and ribs. Shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle. Bones of the upper limb and bones of the lower limb.

Articulations: structure, types and functional aspects. Synarthrosis, diarthrosis and systematics of the joints. Generalities on the muscles. Muscles of the head, neck and spine, muscles of the back and chest, muscles of the abdomen. Diaphragm and respiratory muscles. Muscles of the upper limb and muscles of the lower limb.

General information on the nervous system: structure, organization and morpho-functional aspects. Spinal cord. Encefalic trunk. Cerebellum. Quadrigeminal lamina. Diencephalon. Telencephalon. Cerebral ventricles, CSF. Meninges: dura mater, arachnoid and pia mater. Cranial nerves. Spinal nerves. Motor routes. Pathways of general sensitivity. Autonomous nervous system.

Bridging Courses

In accordance with the raccomandation of the school of Sport, Health and Physical Exercise the exame of   human biology is preparatory to for the exam of human anatomy.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The professor is available  during office hours or by email. Further informations are available on blended-moodle platform.

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Frontal lessons


The exam consists of an oral test to verify the skills acquired by the student.

Course books

Anatomia Umana con istituzioni di istologia. Barbatelli G, Edi-ermes

Anatomia Umana. Martini, Timmons, Tallitsch. EdiSES editore

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


The esam will be performed in the same way as for attending-students

Course books

Anatomia Umana con istituzioni di istologia. Barbatelli G, Edi-ermes

Anatomia Umana. Martini, Timmons, Tallitsch. EdiSES editore

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