Nutraceuticals and drugs in cardiovascular prevention

A.Y. 2019/2020
4
Max ECTS
32
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/14
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
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.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
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.
Teaching methods
Lectures.
Teaching Resources
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.
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Calabresi Laura
Professor(s)