The course aims to provide adequate knowledge for understanding the differences and similarities between nutraceuticals and drugs to be used in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, the course provides tools for the use of nutraceuticals and drugs in the treatment of dyslipidemia, hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will be able to assess the potential of nutraceuticals available on the market for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular prevention Nutraceuticals versus drugs Nutraceuticals and drugs for dyslipidemias Nutraceuticals and drugs for the metabolic syndrome Nutraceuticals and drugs for hypertension
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge in pathophysiology and biochemistry.
Provided by the professor: slides and reviews.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final evaluation consists in a written examination, lasting 90 minutes. The student must answer to two out of 3 questions on the course program.