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PHARMACOLOGY

CODE 67112
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 2 cfu during the 3nd year of 8744 SCIENZE MOTORIE, SPORT E SALUTE (L-22) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/14
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course of pharmacology is designed to form qualified personnel (gymnastic teachers, athletic trainers, experts of rehabilitation....etc), capable to dispense physical activity recognizing the most relevant features (indications and contraindications, side effects...etc) of pharmacologic therapies for those pathologies that are most commonly associated with sports activity. To this aim, the first part of the course examines the dinamics of interaction of drugs with human body, and the mechanisms through which drugs induces therapeutic modification of the diseases. The second part of the course is aimed to examine the most important drug cathegories that can be used in sport population, focusing on those that target sports-related pathologies.  The course will detail the pharmacologincal control of inflammation and pain, and the treatment of respiratory tract diseases. Last but not least, the course examines those drugs that, beyond their therapeutic usefulness, are abused in the absence of therapeutic needs, with the purpose of alterate physical performances of athletes. Such unnecessary and often overdosing treatments, expose athletes at high risk to suffer significant side effects or develop late-onset diseases that can severely endanger their health in post-agonistic life.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The teaching of pharmacology will be held at unige campus in savona as front lessons.

    During lessons, the comprehension of the addressed topics will be helped by ppt slideshows. Importantly, slideshow content cannot be considered exhaustive of the topics and the presence in the class is mandatory 

    Slideshow images will be also available in aulaweb section of unige website and microsoft teams platform. (code :r3f12f6).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Overview on pharmacology

    •  Definition of drug, aims of pharmacological therapy, interactions between drugs and body, clinical trials

    Farmacokinetics

    • Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.
    • Parameters of  pharmacokinetics (bioavailability, distribution volume, clearance, half-life)

    Farmacodynamics:

    • Targets and mechanisms of action of drugs
    • Agonism and antagonism
    • Side reactions.

     

    Pharmacology for cathegories

    • Miorelaxants
    • Antinflammatory drugs (non steoidal antinflammatory drugs, antinflammatory steroids)
    • Analgesic drugs  (opiates, paracetamol, adiuvants)
    • Pharmacology of autonomous nerve system (use of agonists and antagonists of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems)
    • Drugs used for pathologies of respiratoty system (Asthma, BCPO, allergic rinithys)
    • Drug abuse in sports doping (anabolic hormones, stimulants, narcotics, diuretics, antinflammatory steroids)

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The text which is best recommended to integrate the topics that have been addressed in lectures is the following:

    "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

    STEFANO THELLUNG DE COURTELARY (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The lessons will start the first week of march 2021 in the campus of Savona or, in the case of COVID19 emergency endurande, using microsoft platform teams. Students are encouraged to enter microsoft team ( for farmacology the code is: r3f12f6) in order to become accostumed to the platform and get in contact with the teacher.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Exames will be performed as interviews in the classroom. 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Student's knowledge of therapeutical indication and side effects of the most common sport-related drugs will be evaluated. Particular importance will be given to over-the-counter drugs whose use must take into consideration athletes physiology-pahtology characters (age, gender, concomitant drug therapies and personal or familiar disease hystory).

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    20/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    05/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    26/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    10/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    24/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    18/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale