ELEMENTS OF TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
cod. 1002027

Academic year 2016/17
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor
BERTINI Simone
Academic discipline
Farmacologia e tossicologia veterinaria (VET/07)
Field
Discipline della sanità animale
Type of training activity
Characterising
51 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

Provide the student with basic knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology

Prerequisites

As per First Degree Course

Course unit content

The course will provide students with basic notions of general pharmacology, regarding pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics with regard, in particular, to the mechanism of action of the drugs, the receptors, the concept of agonist and antagonist, the therapeutic index , absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. The student should also know the drugs acting on the central, autonomic and somatic nervous system, adrenergic and cholinergic drugs, the antiseptics and disinfectants, the drugs acting on gastrointestinal functions, the mechanism of action of the most important classes of chemotherapeutic agents and the phenomenon of drug resistance. The course will provide students with notions of general toxicology regarding the toxicodynamics and toxicokinetics of certain classes of drugs. The student should also know the mechanism of action of: mycotoxins, rodenticides, the most commonly used pesticides and know about the phenomenon of doping in sport.

Full programme

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Bibliography

CARLI - ORMAS - RE - SOLDANI -Farmacologia Veterinaria. Edizioni Idelson- Gnocchi-2009.
The students are, however, reminded that the text must be integrated with classroom lectures.

MENGOZZI - SOLDANI - Tossicologia Veterinaria. Edizioni Idelson- Gnocchi-2010. The students are, however, reminded that the text must be integrated with classroom lectures.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and lab practice

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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