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CODE 68419
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

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)

MARCO MILANESE (President)

CHIARA ROBBA (President)

PATRIZIA ZENTILIN (President)

ROBERTA CENTANARO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

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

Class schedule

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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.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
10/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto L'ESAME SI TERRA' PRESSO ISTITUTO SANTA CATERINA AULA 1 PIANO TERRA
05/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto L'ESAME SI TERRA' PRESSO ISTITUTO SANTA CATERINA AULA 1 PIANO TERRA
06/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto L'ESAME SI TERRA' PRESSO ISTITUTO SANTA CATERINA AULA 1 PIANO TERRA
04/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto L'ESAME SI TERRA' PRESSO ISTITUTO SANTA CATERINA AULA 1 PIANO TERRA
02/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto L'ESAME SI TERRA' PRESSO ISTITUTO SANTA CATERINA AULA 1 PIANO TERRA