cod. 00351

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Farmacologia e tossicologia veterinaria (VET/07)
Discipline cliniche veterinarie
Type of training activity
56 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: Pharmacology, toxicology and chemotherapy

Learning objectives

Provide the student with knowledge on the main molecules and active ingredients of veterinary interest.


As per First Course Degree.

Course unit content

The Course provides students with the essential concepts of general Pharmacology including Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics with particular emphasis on the action of drugs, receptors, the agonist-antagonist concept, therapeutic indications, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. The student is expected to understand the interactions between drugs both at a pharmacodynamic and at a pharmacokinetic level and the undesired effects of drugs. Additionally, the student is expected to be familiar with the drugs that act on the central, automonous and somatic nervous system, adrenergic and cholinergic pharmacology, injectable, local and inhalation anaesthetics, anticoagulants, inotropes, vasodilators, calcium channel blockers, anti-arrhythmia agents, ACE-inhibitors, diuretics, thyroid hormones and anti-thyroid drugs, natural and natural and synthetic glucocorticoids, Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), drugs active on the gastrointestinal functions and on the respiratory apparatus. The student is expected to gain knowledge of the legislation relative to the production of the veterinary drug.

Full programme

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CARLI - ORMAS - RE - SOLDANI - "Farmacologia. The students are however reminded that the textbook has to be integrated with the teacher's lessons.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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