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CODE 65492
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/14
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main goal of the pharmacology course will be to provide the students with the general notions of pharmacokinecs and pharmacodynamics which represent the basis to understand the effects of the different pharmacological classes.

The detail of the pharmacological modulation of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) will be described as paradignatic of the drug modulation of different receptor subtypes and their biological effects. Moreover, the main drugs used during therapy (i.e. NSAID and glucocorticoids) will be described in relationship with their clinical use.
 

The course will provide the student with the following knowledges:
- general concepts of pharmacokinetics;
- general concepts of pharmacodynamics;
- mechanisms of action, biological effects, clinical use, and side effects of the the main drug classes.
The main skills that will be acquired by the students (i.e. the ability of aplly the acquired knowledges) will be:
- the understanding of the basic pharmacology will allow the students to evaluate the drug inteactions with the body mediating their effect, toxicity and elimination;
- the understanding of the main properties of drugs such as NSAIDs and glucocorticoids will allow the students to evalute the pros and cons of their use in different clinical conditions.

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching of pharmacology will be performed by frontal lessons, Total CFU are 1 (12 hours)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) General pharmacology

2) Routes of drug administration, absorption, bioavailability and bioequivalence, distribution and metabolisms of drugs

3) Drug elimination, individual characteristics influencing drug actiuvity and toxicity

4)  Agonism and antagonism, efficacy and potency, therapeutic index. Pharmacoallergy, hydiosincrasy, tollerance, dependence

5) Pharmacological modulation of the sympathetic system

6) Pharmacological modulation of the parasympathetic system

7) NSAIDs

8) Glucocorticoids

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the slides shown during the frontal lessons will be made available to the students

All the pharmacology textbooks for health professions are suitable to integrate the lessons.

As examples: "Compendio di farmacologia generale e speciale" M. Amico-Roxas, A. Caputi, M. Del Tacca. Ed. Utet Scienze Mediche;

“Farmacologia per le professioni sanitarie”  Anita Conforti, ecc. Ed. Idelson Gnocchi;

" Le basi della farmacologia" M.A. Clark, ecc. Ed. Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCESCA MATTIOLI (President)

FEDERICA BARBIERI

MARIAPAOLA NITTI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester

Class schedule

PHARMACOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam of pharmacology will be performed as an interview, focusing on the topics discussed during tke lessons

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The student will have to demonstrate knowlege of the mechanisms involved in the reciprocal interactions between the body and the drugs (pharmacodinamics and pharmacokinetics); the mechanism of action, the clinical use and the side effects of themain pharmacological classes described during the course, and the possible drug interactions.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
09/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appelli FEBBRAIO e GIUGNO: Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
08/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appelli FEBBRAIO e GIUGNO: Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
11/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appelli FEBBRAIO e GIUGNO: Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
03/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appelli FEBBRAIO e GIUGNO: Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
18/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appelli FEBBRAIO e GIUGNO: Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
04/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appelli FEBBRAIO e GIUGNO: Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
19/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appelli FEBBRAIO e GIUGNO: Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica

FURTHER INFORMATION

1) Students cannot take the exam without  the fullfillig the rquired propedeuticities

2) Since the exam is embedded in an itegrated course, students will have to obtain a positive evaluation in all disciplines to pass the exam.