Nutraceuticals and drugs in cardiovascular prevention

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide adequate knowledge for understanding the differences and similarities between nutraceuticals and drugs to be used in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, the course provides tools for the use of nutraceuticals and drugs in the treatment of dyslipidemia, hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will be able to assess the potential of nutraceuticals available on the market for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The lessons will be partly online and partly registered on Microsoft Teams. In both cases, the registration of the lessons will be made available.
The final examination will be online using Microsoft teams.
All the infomration on the course will be posted on ARIEL.
Course syllabus
Cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular prevention
Nutraceuticals versus drugs
Nutraceuticals and drugs for hypercholesterolemia
Nutraceuticals and drugs for hypertygliceridemia
Nutraceuticals and drugs for the metabolic syndrome
Nutraceuticals and drugs for hypertension
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge in pathophysiology and biochemistry
Teaching methods
Lectures and practical tutorials.
Teaching Resources
Provided by the professor: slides and reviews.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final evaluation consists in a oral examination, lasting around 20 minutes. The student must answer to questions on the program of the course, with appropriate language and ability to connect different topics.
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 4
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Calabresi Laura