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  • Anatomy of the reproductive system - Prof. Valentina Russo - a.a. 2016/2017

    Prof. RUSSO Valentina1996, Degree in Veterinary Medicine, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy (110/110 cum laude).

    1996, Licence to practise the Veterinary Profession.

    July 1997-September 2001, Scientific Technician for Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo.

    October 2001-2015, Academic Researcher in Veterinary Anatomy (SSD-VET/01), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo

    October 2015-present, Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomy (SSD-VET/01), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo

    2004 - 2014, elected for two terms Representative of the researchers of the Faculty Council of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo

    2012 – present Prof. Russo is scheduled in the register of reviewers of the Ministry of Education University and Research

    2013 – present Delegate of the Rector for the Orientation programme of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    The research carried out by Prof. Valentina Russo focuses on Reproductive Biology and, in recent years, on the study of amniotic stem cells in Livestock Mammals. In particular, the main fields of study developed are:

    A) BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION

    B) AMNIOTIC STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE.

    Publications

    Valentina Russo has published 114 papers in all of which 44 on international scientific journals with impact factor.

    https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=ZOy0okEAAAAJ&hl=it&oi=sra  

    INFO ABOUT THE COURSE

    OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

    • Knowledge and understanding: This module aims to provide an in-depth an in-depth understanding of the anatomy of the reproductive system, focusing on the relationship between the structure and function of the female reproductive system in domestic animals and humans. Using the animal model, the student will acquire the necessary techniques to assess reproductive structures; in particular, those of the ovaries and female gamete
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: After the course students shall be able to apply their knowledge, understanding and ability to solve problems within biotechnology of reproduction multidisciplinary contexts appled both in zootechnical field and in the medically assisted procreation
    • Making judgements: Making judgement are developed through independent and group activities requiring as an individual personal effort (self-evaluation tests) as the colleagues comparison (laboratory exercises).
    • Communication: After the course students shall develop a clearly communication by information and their conclusions, knowledge and underpinning rationale, ideas, problems and solutions of the topics covered at specialists and non-specialists. In particular, they will be able to present their conclusions on biotechnology issues in a logical, concise and rigorous modality and communicant by technical-scientific language.
    • Learning skills: Students are expected to develop learning skills to allow them continuousindependently studying. Students develop adequate capacity to skills deepening also in library materials consultation, databases access and other web information


    PREREQUISITE AND PREPARATORY
    • Prerequisite: Additional obligations of the course (citology)
    • Preparatory: There are no propedeuticity

    DUBLIN DESCRIPTORS FOR UNIT


    UNIT 1: Macroscopic anatomy of the female reproductive organs

    • Knowledge and understanding: The unit aims are describe gross anatomy and topographical rapports of the domestical animal and human female genital organs
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: Applying knowledge and understanding of comparative macroscopic anatomy and topography of the female reproductive system are used and applied to procedures execution in dissection performed in anatomical room
    • Making judgements: To be able to develop a critic approach
    • Communication: To elaborate and suggest structured concepts
    • Learning skills: Develop themes aimed for critical approach

    UNIT 2: Cellular/tissutal organization of the uterus and fallopian tubes
    • Knowledge and understanding: Study and analysis of the uterine tubes and the microscopic anatomy of the uterus in domestic animals and women as well as their interaction with female reproductive cycle and the environment
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: To recognize microscopic structural organization of the treated organs. Applying knowledge and understanding has developed with individual or group laboratory activities
    • Making judgements: To be able to develop a critic approach
    • Communication: To elaborate and suggest structured concepts
    • Learning skills: Develop themes aimed for critical approach

    UNIT 3: Microscopic anatomy of the structures contained within the gonad and the female gamete of domestic animals and women
    • Knowledge and understanding: Study, microscopic analysis and applied methodologies of the ovaries and the evaluation of the female gamete in domestic animals and women. The student will also have to know the correlation between the ovarian follicle growth state and their angiogenic network.
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: After the unit students must be able to apply their knowledge, understanding and ability to recognize the ovarian structures and the egg cell characteristics in the different growth phases. This ability shall be proved by solving operational questions that require skills in handling laboratory equipment and a methods/protocols good knowledge used in the microscopic study of the female reproductive glandular portion.
    • Making judgements: To be able to develop a critic approach
    • Communication: To elaborate and suggest structured concepts
    • Learning skills: Develop themes aimed for critical approach

    COURSE BOOKS

    Anatomia comparata dei Mammiferi domestici, Vol.IV

    • Author: Barone R
    • Edition: Edagricole, Bologna

    Istologia
    • Author: Monesi V
    • Edition: PICCIN, Padova

    The Ovary
    • Author: Adaghi EY, Leung CK
    • Edition: Raven Press, New York

    Microscopie in biologia e in medicina
    • Author: Scala C, Pasquinelli G, Cenacchi G
    • Edition: CLUEB, Bologna

    RESEARCH MATERIAL

    Colocalization of DNA Fragmentation and Caspase-3 Activation During Atresia in Pig Antral Follicles

    • Author: P. Berardinelli, V. Russo, A. Martelli, D. Nardinocchi, O. Di Giacinto, B. Barboni and M. Mattioli

    Influence of Seasonality on Mammals Reproduction
    • Author: Moreira MK, Rodrigues SA

    Modifications in Chromatin Morphology and Organization During Sheep Oogenesis
    • Author: VALENTINA RUSSO, ALESSANDRA MARTELLI, PAOLO BERARDINELLI, ORIANA DI GIACINTO, NICOLA BERNABO` , DONATELLA FANTASIA, MAURO MATTIOLI, AND BARBARA BARBONI

    Spatio-temporal analysis of vascular endothelial growth factor expression and blood vessel remodelling in pig ovarian follicles during the periovulatory period
    • Author: A Martelli, P Berardinelli, V Russo, A Mauro, N Bernabò, L Gioia, M Mattioli and B Barboni

    Blood vessel remodeling in pig ovarian follicles during the periovulatory period: an immunohistochemistry and SEM-corrosion casting study
    • Author: Alessandra Martelli, Maria Grazia Palmerini, Valentina Russo, Carlo Rinaldi, Nicola Bernabò, Oriana Di Giacinto, Paolo Berardinelli, Stefania Annarita Nottola, Guido Macchiarelli and Barbara Barboni

    INTERMEDIATE TESTS


    INTERMEDIATE TEST 1

    • Reference unit: unit 1
    • Date: 16/01/2017
    • Type of test: multiple choice test

    INTERMEDIATE TEST 2
    • Reference unit: unit 2
    • Date: 23/01/2017
    • Type of test: multiple choice test

    INTERMEDIATE TEST 3
    • Reference unit: unit 3
    • Date: 27/01/2017
    • Type of test: multiple choice test


    FINAL EXAM

    • Reference unit: unit 1, 2, 3
    • Date: 
    • Type of test: oral examination


    EVALUATION
    Final testing has performed with oral examinations