cod. 1004728

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Farmacologia (BIO/14)
Discipline farmaceutiche
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: DISEASE PREVENTION

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding skills
1) To acquire the basic notions of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy 2) To acquire preliminary pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic notions for understanding the pharmacological activity of drugs.
3) To know the pharmacological activity of the main drugs for cardiovascular prevention and their mechanisms of action
4) To Acquire ability in using the specific language of the discipline.
Knowledge and understanding applied skills
1) To apply the knowledge of the mechanisms of action of drugs to define their pharmacological activity and use

Judgment autonomy
1) To evaluate the validity of cardiovascular prevention strategy in independent manner

Communicative Skills
1) Possess the ability to synthesize information and effectively communicate it to specialists and non-specialists.

Learning Skills
1) Develop skills and methodology that will allow you to study in a highly indipendent way.
2) Updating the knowledge through the consultation of scientific databases


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Course unit content

- General pharmacology principles

- Pincipal classes of drugs

- Prevention of cardiovascular disease

- Antihypertensive and anticoagulant drugs, hypolipidemic drugs, drugs for diabetes and obesity

Full programme

General Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Principles
Quantal and gradual responses
Eficacy and Potenzy
Drug interactions
Repeat dose kinetics
Cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism
Global cardiovascular risk
Hypolipidemic drugs
antiplatelet agents
Drugs for obesity
Non-pharmacological Approaches to Cardiovascular Prevention,


GOODMAN & GILMAN’S: "The pharmacological basis of therapeutics"
Slides provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

The lessons will be mainly frontal, but organized in order to involve students. The slides used to support lessons, as an integral part of the teaching material, will be provided directly to the students and uploaded on the Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination, Scale of assessment: 0-30
Weights and evaluation criteria:
1) Acquired knowledge (up to 16/30);
2) Ability to apply the acquired knowledge and to make connections between the covered topics (up to 9/30);
3) capacity to communicate concepts through the use of the specific language of the discipline (up to 5/30).

Other information

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