Medical pharmacology (5th year)

A.Y. 2020/2021
2
Max ECTS
24
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/14
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
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.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 24 hours