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PHARMACOLOGY

CODE 68419
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 2 cfu during the 2nd year of 9289 IGIENE DENTALE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/14
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Because of its anatomy, mouth is frequently subjected to traumatic, inflammatory and infectious insults; hence is a specific target for many drugs characterized by local or sistemic activity. The knowledge of the characteristics of those drugs that are  most commonly used to treat affections of mouth and teeth, their contraindications and their side effects represents essential requisites  of dental hygienist

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course of pharmacology for dental hygienists is aimed to provide students basal knowlwdge about therapeutic indications, controindications and side effects of these drugs that are most commonly employed to control inflammatory and infectious conditions of mouth and teeth.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course of pharmacology  is to train future professionist in dental hygene towards a conscious use of prarmacological tools, focusing on those required to treat patologic conditions of mouth and teeth. The course is divided in two different, yet complementary parts. The first, propedeutic for the comprehension of the second studies the mechanisms of interactions between the body and the drugs (absorbance, distribution, metabolism and elimination); moreover, it studies cellular and systemic mechanism of action that are responsible for therapeutic efficacy and for unwanted side effects of drugs. The second part of the course examines pharmacological therapies that are associated with teeth surgery or to control inflammatory and infectious pathologies of thje mouth. Focus will be put on non steroidal antinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antinflammatory steroids, opiates and non opiates amnalgesic drugs, local anestetics, anticoagulants, antibiotics, antimicotics and antimicroblial agents.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course of pharmacology is performed as frontal lessons. Classes could be given by online telematic platform when/if necessary

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Pharmacology  

    • Qverview: definition of drug; aims of pharmacological therapy; interactions between drugs and the body;  clinical trials 
    • Pharmacokinetic: Absorbance, distribution, metabolism elimination of drugs. Farmacokinetic parameters (bioavailability, apparent distribution volume, clearance, halflife)
    • Pharmacoyinamics: drug targets , agonism and antagonism, unwanted side effects

    Pharmacology for cathegories

    • Antibiotics
    • Antimicrobial drugs medical devices and procedures 
    • Antimicotics
    • Antinflammatory
    • Analgesic
    • Local anestetics
    • Anticoagulants

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    "Lippincott's illustrated reviews: Pharmacology", Authors: Michelle A. Clark, Richard Finkel, Jose A. Rey, Karen Whalen. EDS. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DAVIDE BEDOGNETTI (President)

    ROBERTA CENTANARO (President)

    MARCO MILANESE (President)

    PATRIZIA ZENTILIN (President)

    PAOLO PASQUALINO PELOSI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lessons will be given in the first semester and start in october.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be performed as single-answer quiz

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The questions are aimed to evaluate student's capability to recognize the beneficial use of drug classes that have been shown during the couse, according with patient's characteristics, symphtoms, concurrent drug therapies, and personal or familial hystory of disease.