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Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery “F” - International Medical School

The course will provide a general knowledge of the history of medicine, from the evolution of the earliest human societies to recent developments in laboratory medicine. The development of several approaches to the patient and to health and disease concepts will be described, focussing on the scientific ideas used in different ages to explain how nature and human body works. 

General learning aims: 

  • Structural organization and functions of the human body and their main anatomical and clinical applications at macroscopic, microscopic and ultrastructural level.
  • Skills: to identify macroscopic anatomical samples and to recognize the structure of the organs by light microscopy. 
Human Anatomy (I) - General Anatomy: History of Anatomy. 

  • Anatomical terminology. General organization of the human body.
  • Skeletal and Muscular system: Generalities on bones, joints and muscles. External skull and intracranial region. Vertebral column and Thoracic skeleton. Pectoral girdle and upper limb (arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand). Abdominal wall. Pelvic girdle and lower limb (hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot). Muscles of the head, neck, back, thorax, abdomen, pectoral and pelvic girdle, upper and lower limb. 
  • Cardiovascular system: Generalities of the cardiovascular system. Mediastinum. Heart and great vessels. Pericardium. Coronary circulation. Conduction system. Arteries; Capillaries, Veins.

Suggested textbooks:

GRAY’S ANATOMY (fortieth edition) – Churchill Livingstone;
GRAY’S ANATOMY for student (second edition) - Churchill Livingstone.

Suggested atlas: 
Atlas of Human Anatomy – FH Netter - Saunders Elsevier.