The course aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge of: i) the drug mechanism of action at molecular, cellular and organ/apparatus level; ii) the main pharmacokinetic parameters and their clinical significance; iii) factors influencing the drug response in relation with the pharmacologic interactions and individual features; iv) the available drugs for different therapeutic areas, their side-effects and pharmacologic interactions; v) the criteria for the rational choice among different drugs available for a specific therapeutic area.
Expected learning outcomes
Students: a) know the fundamental mechanisms of drug action; b) are able to apply the main pharmacokinetic parameters in the clinical practice; c) are able to evaluate the influence of individual factors and pharmacological interactions in the therapy; d) know the available drugs for different therapeutic areas, their potential side-effects and interactions in the polytherapy regimen; e) are able to make a rational choice among different drugs available for a certain pharmacological therapy.
Lesson period: year
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