PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (PCT)

PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (PCT)

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Code
67563
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
10 credits during the 4th year of 8451 Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology (LM-13) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will focuses on the main classes of therapeutics. It aims at providing the knowledge of the mechanisms of drugs action, the pharmacokinetic and pharmacological profile of drugs, their use in therapy, their side and adverse effects and the more important pharmacological interactions. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, students are capable to dispense drugs, to manage pharmacovigilance and to form and inform people about the correct use of drugs. In addition, students know and are capable to evaluate the suitable experimental approach (in vitro models) for screening, formechanisms of action definition and pharmacological characterization of new drugs.

PREREQUISITES

 Only for students who already attended the classes of biology, physiology, pathology and general pharmacology

Teaching methods

Lessons in classroom, (PC - connection to specific web sites), followed by interactive sessions

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Elements of Pharmacosurveillance

Periferic nervous system and neuromuscolar junction

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Anatomy and general function of the periferic nervous system

        

Cholinergic agonists and antagonists and cholinesterase inhibitory drugs

         

Adrenergic agonists and antagonists

        

Pharmacology of neuromuscolar transmission



Local anesthetics



Drugs affecting uterine motility



Drugs used in the treatment of migraine



Drugs acting at Central nervous system

 level

Anatomy and general functions of the central nervous system

        

General Anesthetics



Drugs effective in the therapy of the epilepsies



Drugs for Parkinson desease



Drugs used in the treatment of psychoses



Treatment of depressive disorders



Opioids: agonists and antagonists



Treatment of the anxiety disorders



Treatment of central nervous system degenerative disorders



Cardiovascular and renal system



Drugs for the treatment of cardiac insufficiency and ischemia



Antiarrhythmic drugs



Drugs acting on the Renin and angiotensin

 system        

Antihypertensive agents and the drug therapy of hypertension



Diuretics



Immune system and inflammation



Histamine, bradykinin and their antagonist



Lipid-derived autacoids: eicosanoids e PAF



Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory drugs



Glucocorticoids



Immunosuppressive agents and immunostimulants

 

Drugs acting on the blood

 

Hematopoietic agents



Anticoagulant – Thrombolytic – Antiplatelet – Antifribinolytic drugs

         

Drugs used in the treatment of anemia



Drugs capable to modify plasmatic lipid levels



Drugs acting on the bronchial function



Bronchodilatators and other agents used in the treatment of asthma



Antitussive agents and mucolitics

 

Drugs affecting gastrointestinal function



Agents used for control of gastric acidità and treatment of peptic ulcers

 

Agents used for diarrhea – costipation – Antiemetics and prokinetic agents



Hormones and hormone antagonists



Hypothalamic and pituitary hormones



 Estrogens, progestins, androgens and their antagonists



Pancreatic hormones – oral hypoglycemic agents



Agents affecting calcification and bone turnover



Thyroid and antithyroid drugs



RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM et al., Farmacologia , Elsevier , settima edizione

Annunziato L e Di Renzo GF, Trattato di farmacologia, Idelson Gnocchi, seconda edizione

Goodman and Gilman The pharmacological basis of therapeutics, Mc Graw Hill

Govoni S Farmacologia, Casa Editrice Ambrosian

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: please contact teh teacher by email

Exam Board

ANNA MARIA PITTALUGA (President)

LUCA RAITERI

MARCO MILANESE

MASSIMO GRILLI

CHIARA CERVETTO

ERNESTO FEDELE

GIAMBATTISTA BONANNO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons in classroom, (PC - connection to specific web sites), followed by interactive sessions

LESSONS START

as indicated in the "Manifesto degli Studi" The lesson start will be also indicated on the web site of the School

EXAMS

Exam description

Students will take an oral exam on the date indicated, consisting of  the discussion of at least four arguments derived from different sections of the program afforded in class.