Drug development and scientific communication

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Clinical pharmacology is a scientific discipline that, through a system of technical-scientific rules and guidelines, aims to assess the quality, safety and efficacy of a medicine.
The objectives of the course are:
-Know the essential characteristics of clinical trials and gain experience in critical analysis of the related scientific literature.
- Learn basic concepts in the design of protocols, clinical studies and how to formulate the hypotheses to be verified.
-Know the basic concepts of pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology and drug use in order to apply the correct methods according to the object of analysis.
Expected learning outcomes
- Acquisition of experience in the interpretation of scientific literature on clinical trials.
- Learning the scientific bases in the design of clinical studies.
- Understanding of basics on pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacodilization.
The evaluation of the learning will take place through an oral exam, in which the learning of the treated topics will be evaluated.
The exam can last up to 30 minutes and up to five questions related to the program will be asked.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Use of Zoom Meeting platform
Video lessons
Prerequisites for admission
- Pharmacology exam
- Survey on teaching evaluation
Assessment methods and Criteria
Individual discussion in the middle of the course. Presentation and discussion of a scientific work in groups at the end of the course. A score of 0-30 will be assigned and the weighted average of the marks obtained in both modules will represent the final result.
Clinical Pharmacology
Course syllabus
- Introduction and definition of clinical trials and EC role
· Descriptive Pharmacoepidemiology + exercises
· Analytical Pharmacoepidemiology + exercises
· Pharmacovigilance database analysis + exercises
-Clinical drug testing
- Design of a clinical protocol
- Prescribing appropriateness: theory + exercises
- Pharmacovigilance part 1
- Pharmacovigilance part 2
- Exercises
- How a clinical trial is conducted
- Scientific work discussion
Teaching methods
Frontal lesson
Teaching Resources
Drug scientific communication
Course syllabus
-Why do scientific communication
-The basis of communication
-Marketing and scientific information
-Communication to the patient
- Mass communication and mass media
-The information campaigns
-Design a communicative act
Oral communication
-The scientific article
-The presentation of data
Teaching methods
Frontal lesson
Group work
Teaching Resources
Clinical Pharmacology
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Drug scientific communication
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Casula Manuela