Morphology II


The main general goal of Morphology II is the acquisition of essential morphological knowledge, providing the future Nutritionist the ability of its application.
In the field of specific knowledge, knowing and using the nomenclature of the human body’s structures, by means of identifying and describing them.
In the field of abilities, noting, describing, structuring or drafting of theoretical knowledge, by means of stimu-lating critical and creative spirit, though enabling autonomous learning and group work.
In the field of attitudes, it is important to recognise the importance of Morphology in the up-bringing of a future Nutritionist.

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Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor Diogo Pais


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* Gray’s Anatomy for Students –  Richard Drake  – 3rd Edition – Churchill Livingstone
* Anatomia Humana da Locomoção – J. A. Esperança Pina – 4ª edição – Lidel, Edições Técnicas.
*Anatomia Humana dos Órgãos – J. A. Esperança Pina – 2ª edição – Lidel, Edições Técnicas.
*Anatomia Humana do Coração e Vasos – J. A. Esperança Pina – 2ª edição – Lidel, Edições Técnicas.
*Anatomia Humana da Relação – J. A. Esperança Pina – 4ª edição – Elsevier
*Atlas of Human Anatomy – Frank H. Netter – 7th Edition – Artmed, Editora.
*Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas – Barbara Young, Geraldine O'Dowd, Phillip Wood-ford – 6th Edition – Elsevier
*Histology: A Text and Atlas: With Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology – Michael H. Ross, Wojciech Pawlina – 7th Edition – Wolters Kluwer
*Human Embryology and Developmental Biology – Bruce M. Carlson – 5th edition – Elsevier

Teaching method

1) Lectures: Lectures last no more than 50 minutes.
2) Practical sessions: In these sessions there is an interaction and cooperation between the teacher and the students, and in some cases, practical work. The latter include dissection and analysis of anatomical parts, as well as discussion of clinical cases or experimental demonstrations. These sessions have a duration of 120 minutes and will have a ratio of one teacher per student class

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Subject matter

2) MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY: Osteology and arthrology of the head; Muscles of the head and neck; Vascular and lymphatic drainage of the head and neck; Osteology and arthrology of the spine; Muscles of the back.
3) MORPHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: Development of the nervous system; His-tology of the nervous system; Encephalon; Cranial nerves; Spinal cord; Spinal nerves;  Arterial and venous drainage of the central nervous system; Sensory organs; Autonomic Nervous System.
4) TOPOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE PELVIC CAVITY: Pelvis; Muscles of the gluteal re-gion; Anatomy and histology of the urinary system; Development of the urinary system; Anatomy and his-tology of the male reproductive system; Anatomy and histology of the female reproductive system; De-velopment of the reproductive system; Perineum; Vascular and lymphatic drainage of the pelvic cavity.


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