Medical Sciences

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
BIO/14 MED/09 MED/45 MED/49
Learning objectives
Understand, from a prevention perspective, the main issues related to the health condition of the population
Understand the various classes of drugs, toxicants and substances of abuse, their mechanism of action, their therapeutic use, side effects and toxicity
Understand main drug interactions
Understand the principles of food science and the rules to be followed for a healthy and appropriate nutrition during the various phases of life
Understand the main food disorders
Develop the skillset to perform the fundamental practices necessary to the exercise of the profession
Expected learning outcomes
Understand the main pathological conditions in the general population
Know main drugs mechanisms
Know the healthy nutrition rules
To have the skillset to perform what studied
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is oral and is held for all modules of the integrated course on the same day.
Internal medicine
Course syllabus
Course Syllabus:
1) Prevention of Chronic Disease (BPCO, Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer)
2) The Biology of Immune System
3) Screening Programs (Breast Cancer, Colon-rectal cancer, Cervical Cancer)
4) Liver and gallbladder Disorders (Viral and alcool-related)
5) Common Disorders of the Pancreas
6) Urinary System Disease
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Claudio Rugarli et coll. Medicina Interna Sistematica. Ed. Masson
Applied medical techniques
Course syllabus
macronutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins
Micronutrients: mineral salts, vitamins
Guidelines for a healthy diet, detection of eating habits.
Hints for a healthy nutrition in the different stages of life: childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, elderly, frail elderly.
Assessment of nutritional status. Screening test (MUST Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool)
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Materiale didattico fornito durante il Corso
Course syllabus
Introduction to Pharmacology
- Routes of drug administration. Absorption - Distribution - Biotransformation - Drug elimination.
- Main pharmacokinetic parameters
- General principles of drug action. Receptors.
- Drug-receptor interactions. Cellular signal transduction.
- Dose-response curve
- Agonist drugs and antagonist drugs.
Adverse drug reactions
- Classification of adverse drug reactions
- Variability of the pharmacological response based on age, sex, concomitant diseases, genetic predisposition ...
- Drug interactions
- Anaphylactic shock
- idiosyncrasy
Pharmacology of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system:
- Pharmacology of central and peripheral synapses.
- Neurotransmitters.
Pharmacology of dependencies:
- Circuits of pleasure and drug addiction. Cannabinoids. Opioids. CNS stimulants.
- Psychedelic drugs.
- Doping substances
- History from the first vaccinations to today
- Types and mechanisms of action of the main vaccines
- Socio-economic impact
Pharmacology of infections:
- Antibacterials and Antivirals.
Anti-inflammatory drugs:
- Mechanisms of action of steroid and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Pain therapy
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Richard D. Howland -Mary J Mycek Le basi della Farmacologia, Clark -Finkel-Rey-Whalen, Zanichelli Editore
Silvano Cella, Anna Maria di Giulio . Farmacologia generale e Speciale per le lauree sanitarie, Piccin
M. Furlanut, Farmacologia Generale e Clinica per le lauree sanitarie. FARMACOLOGIA 2. Piccin.
Applied medical techniques
MED/49 - FOOD AND DIETETIC SCIENCES - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Applied medical techniques
MED/45 - NURSING - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: De Mezza Anna Dina
Internal medicine
MED/09 - INTERNAL MEDICINE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professors: Branchi Adriana, Proietti Marco
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours