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)
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
NEUROPHARMACOLOGY: Lecture 1. Pharmacological treatment of Parkinson's disease Lecture 2. Alzheimer's disease Lecture 3. Epilepsy ENDOCRINE PHARMACOLOGY: 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 CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY: 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 PULMONARY 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).
Lectures and seminars
· "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.