Pharmacology II

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course intends to provide medical students with information on the mechanisms of action, pharmacological properties and therapeutic application of drugs affecting 1) endocrine system; 2) cardiovascular system 3) respiratory System. An introduction to neuropharmacology is also provided together with the specific treatment of specific neurodegenerative disease and epilepsy .
Expected learning outcomes
Students will learn:
- The pharmacological treatment of neurological diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer, Epilepsy...)
- The pharmacological treatment of endocrine diseases (Diabetes, thyroid disfunctions, methabolic disfunctions )
- The pharmacological treatment of cardiovascular diseases
- The pharmacological treatment of pulmonary diseases (Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
Lecture 1. Pharmacological treatment of Parkinson's disease
Lecture 2. Alzheimer's disease
Lecture 3. Epilepsy
Lecture 1. Diabetes Mellitus: pathogenesis and therapeutic interventions
Lecture 2. Thyroid hormones: mechanisms of action
Lecture 3. Pharmacology of gonadal steroid hormone
Lecture 4. Pharmacology of bone metabolism
Lecture 5. Pharmacology of cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism
Lecture 6. Regenerative medicine
Lecture 7. Translational potential of cell metabolism as new pharmacological target
Lecture 1. Pharmacology of volume regulation
Lecture 2. Pharmacology of vascular tone
Lecture 3. Pharmacology of cardiac rhythm
Lecture 4. Pharmacology of cardiac contractility
Lecture 5. Pharmacology of hemostasis and thrombosis
Lecture 6. Integrative cardiovascular pharmacology
Lecture 1. Asthma and COPD
Lecture 2. Drugs for asthma and COPD
Prerequisites for admission
To take the Pharmacology 2 exam, students must have already passed all the exams of the first and second year (Fundamentals of Basic Sciences, Cells, Molecules and Genes 1 and 2, Human Body, Functions and Mechanisms of Diseases).
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars
Teaching Resources
· "General and Molecular Pharmacology. Principles of drug action" Edited by Francesco Clementi and Guido Fumagalli. Wiley.
· Goodman & Gilman's. "The pharmacological basis of therapeutics". 12th Edition. The McGraw-Hill companies
Assessment methods and Criteria
Students' assessment is based on an oral exam. The exam is deemed to be passed successfully if the final grade is equal to or higher than 18/30. In the event of a full grade (30/30) honors (lode) may be granted.
Registration to the exam through SIFA is mandatory.
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours