The course has two main objectives:
1) provide students with the concepts of histology studies preparatory to subsequent years and for the formation of the physician;
2) direct students toward an approach to medical studies that integrates the contributions of modern molecular medicine in clinical practice, in particular, will explain the clinical correlations of each topic, exemplifying the impact of recent acquisitions in the biomedical various branches of medicine.
At the end of the course the student will:
a) knowledge of the morphology and function of the main subcellular structures, with particular reference to the relevant processes.
History of Medicine :
he rise of scientific medicine. Bioethics, the prehistory of Bioethics, the Oath of Hippocrates, from ethics to medical ethics.The course is divided into chronological-thematic units covering the period circa XVth century to the present, including such topics as the origins and rise of hospital medicine and of public health; the relations between the new laboratory sciences and medical practice; the bacteriological revolution; drugs and diagnostic technologies and their impact on disease identity, medical practice.
Citology and Embryology:
Membrane structure and transport mechanisms
Endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi
Extracellular matrix, cell adhesion, cytoskeleton
Protein sorting, endocytosis, exocytosis, vesicle trafficking
Introduction of human reproductive system
Fertilization, segmentation, morula
Blastocyst, implant, bi- and tri-laminar embryo