cod. 05135

Academic year 2011/12
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Farmacologia (BIO/14)
Discipline biologiche e farmacologiche
Type of training activity
80 hours
of face-to-face activities
10 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The scope of the course is to provide an advanced knowledge of the actions of the most important classes of drugs used in pharmacotherapy, their mechanism of action, their adverse side-effects and to provide an understanding of their clinical outcomes


To take the examination, FISIOLOGIA GENERALE and BIOCHIMICA/BIOCHIMICA APPLICATA examinations need to be passed

Course unit content

Pharmacodynamics: pharmacological targets, qualitative and quantitative, analysis of drug action
Pharmacokinetics: Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination
Drug safety: adverse side effects and iatrogenic toxicity
Drug therapy: variability and drug interactions
Drug development and elements of clinical pharmacology

Drugs affecting the autonomic nervous systems and neuromuscular junction
Drugs affecting central nervous system
Drugs affecting gastrointestinal function
Drugs affecting renal and cardiovascular function
Pharmacotherapy of asthma
Pharmacological control of hemostasis
Drug therapy of inflammation and immunomodulators
Agents affecting hormonal homeostasis
Chemotherapy of microbial and neoplastic diseases

Full programme

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ANNUNZIATO, DI RENZO. Trattato di farmacologia. Casa Editrice Idelson Gnocchi, Napoli
KATZUNG BG. Farmacologia Generale e Clinica. Piccin, Padova
RANG HP et al. Farmacologia. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano
GOODMAN & GILMAN. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. McGraw-Hill

Teaching methods

Frontal Lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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