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


A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Francesca Luchetti The teacher receives on apointment ( please send an e-mail to francesca.luchetti@uniurb.it)

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.

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 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.  Diencephalon. Telencephalon.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.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

he student must demonstrate that he has achieved a knowledge and understanding of Anatomy that allows him / her to set up the discussion of theoretical issues in a logical and complete way.

The student has  to demonstrate that they are able to set up the treatment of application problems in the Anatomy's field.

The studen has to demostrate to be  able to independently different opinions on problematic aspects of the Anatomy

The student has to demonstrate to  achieve a good learning ability, not only in the form of memorizing the information studied, but also in the form of organizing his own thoughts around the different topics of the course.

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

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Frontal lessons. The practise are not planned

Innovative teaching methods

Flipped learning.


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 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

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