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Sciences and tecniques of sports and preventive and adapted physical activity
Study-unit Code
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Francesca Riuzzi
  • Francesca Riuzzi - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 48 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Francesca Riuzzi
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Learning activities
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Functional anatomy of cardiovascular system and respiratory apparatus. Functional anatomy of upper and lower limbs; muscle compartments, vessels and nerves. Proprioceptors. Functional anatomy of nervous system: sensory system, motor system, Autonomic Nervous System. Cranial nerves.
Reference texts
Anatomia dell’Uomo, AA.VV., EdiErmes (vol. unico).

Anatomia e Fisiologia. un approccio integrativo. Piccin
Educational objectives
Improving knowledge of functional anatomy of organs, apparatuses and systems related to motor activity.
Understanding the fine action of respiratory muscles.
Improving knowledge of nervous system organization with particular emphasis on the nervous control of movement, and sensitivity and motor tracts.
Improving knowledge about vasculature and nerves of upper and lower limbs.
Acquiring a fine knowledge of the anatomical basis of human movements.
Improving the ability to evaluate physiological and pathological conditions through the acquired anatomical knowledge and by a scientific approach.
Improving a specific technical language in the anatomo-physiology field
In order to fully understand the items treated at lessons it is important to have knowledge of basic human anatomy and the organization of the anatomical apparatuses. Knowledge of joints and muscle compartments of upper and lower limbs is also important. Knowledge of biomechanical elements is advantageous for the comprehension and integration of the treated items.
Teaching methods
Face-to-face theoretical lessons with the Powerpoint slides.
Use of plastic models related to the topics developed at lessons.
The education material presented during the lessons (with the exclusion of illustrations protected by copyright) will be made available to the student in electronic format (pdf files).
Other information
Frequenza: Compulsory.

Orario di Ricevimento:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 15:00 until 17:00, after contacting by email at francesca.riuzzi@unipg.it
Dept. Experimental Medicine
University of Perugia
Building D, 1th Floor
Piazzale Gambuli, 1
06132 Perugia-Italy
Learning verification modality
Written exam. The written exam is favourite with respect the oral one because it permits to verify the possess of a higher number of competences. It consists of multiple-choice and/or open questions. Questions are related to the items treated at lesson in proportion to the time to them dedicated. The multiple-choice test is made of 60 questions with 4 answers each, with only one answer right. Each right answer has a 0.5 points value; no penalties are present for wrong answers. The duration time is 1.5 hours. In the case of open questions, the exam consists of 4 questions about different items of the program aimed at ascertaining the degree of comprehension of the student about theoretical and methodological contents of the program; the duration time is 1.5 hours.
Extended program

Functional anatomy of cardiovascular system.
Functional anatomy of cardiovascular system with particular regards to motor activity. Heart and vessels: gross anatomy of heart and pericardium; coronary arteries; structure of vessels; blood circulation. Nervous regulation of cardiac activity.

Functional anatomy of respiratory apparatus.
Functional anatomy of respiratory apparatus with particular regards to motor activity. Lung and airways. Pleurae. Diaphragm. Respiratory muscles. Nervous regulation of respiratory activity.

Functional anatomy of Nervous System.
Functional anatomy of Nervous System with particular regards to motor activity. Telencephalon and cerebellum. Brainstem. Cranial nerves. Diencephalon: thalamus and hypothalamus. Hypothalamus-hypophysis axis. Spinal cord. Sensory system. Dolorific sensitivity. Motor system. Proprioceptors. Neuromuscular spindle and Golgi tendon organs. Autonomic Nervous System: sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions.

Functional anatomy of limbs.
Topographic and functional anatomy of upper and lower limbs with particular regards to motor activity. Muscular compartments of upper limb. Rotatory cuff. Axilla, cubital fossa, carpal tunnel. Arteries and veins of upper limb. Axillary lymph nodes. Nerves of upper limb: brachial plexus and nerves of upper limb.
Muscular compartments of lower limb. Scarpa’s triangle; popliteal fossa. Arteries and veins of lower limb. Inguinal lymph nodes. Nerves of lower limb: lumbar and sacral plexuses, and nerves of lower limb.
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