The teaching, divided into two teaching units (Pharmacology and Toxicology), aims to provide the pharmacological basis of the therapy and the pharmacological profiles of the most commonly used drugs. A further objective will be to describe the problems associated with drug interactions, the mechanisms responsible for side effects, as well as the factors that can influence the therapeutic response. The aim of the teaching will also be to provide students with the basis for a correct characterization of the adverse effects of xenobiotics (eg drugs, pesticides, environmental pollutants), understand their functioning, defining some of the methods used in toxicological evaluation. Particular attention will be paid to drugs and medicinal plants.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the teaching, the student must demonstrate to have adequate knowledge of the pharmacology and pharmacotherapy of the disorders treated, as well as the toxicological aspects related to the use of xenobiotics. The student must also demonstrate the ability to apply basic knowledge in the management of pharmacological and toxicological problems.
Lesson period: Second semester
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