PHARMACOLOGY

PHARMACOLOGY

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Code
68419
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 2nd year of 9289 DENTAL HYGIENE (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (DENTAL HYGIENE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Because of its anatomy, mouth is frequently subjected to traumatic, inflammatory and infectious insults; hence is a specific target for many drugs characterized by local or sistemic activity. The knowledge of the characteristics of those drugs that are  most commonly used to treat affections of mouth and teeth, their contraindications and their side effects represents essential requisites  of dental hygienist

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course of pharmacology for dental hygienists is aimed to provide students basal knowlwdge about therapeutic indications, controindications and side effects of these drugs that are most commonly employed to control inflammatory and infectious conditions of mouth and teeth.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course of pharmacology  is to train future professionist in dental hygene towards a conscious use of prarmacological tools, focusing on those required to treat patologic conditions of mouth and teeth. The course is divided in two different, yet complementary parts. The first, propedeutic for the comprehension of the second studies the mechanisms of interactions between the body and the drugs (absorbance, distribution, metabolism and elimination); moreover, it studies cellular and systemic mechanism of action that are responsible for therapeutic efficacy and for unwanted side effects of drugs. The second part of the course examines pharmacological therapies that are associated with teeth surgery or to control inflammatory and infectious pathologies of thje mouth. Focus will be put on non steroidal antinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antinflammatory steroids, opiates and non opiates amnalgesic drugs, local anestetics, anticoagulants, antibiotics, antimicotics and antimicroblial agents.

Teaching methods

The course of pharmacology is performed as frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Pharmacology  

  • Qverview: definition of drug; aims of pharmacological therapy; interactions between drugs and the body;  clinical trials 
  • Pharmacokinetic: Absorbance, distribution, metabolism elimination of drugs. Farmacokinetic parameters (bioavailability, apparent distribution volume, clearance, halflife)
  • Pharmacoyinamics: drug targets , agonism and antagonism, unwanted side effects

Pharmacology for cathegories

  • Antinflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Local anestetics
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antibiotics
  • Antimicotics
  • Antimicrobial drugs and procedures 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

"Lippincott's illustrated reviews: Pharmacology", Authors: Michelle A. Clark, Richard Finkel, Jose A. Rey, Karen Whalen. EDS. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The Lecturer is always available to receive the students after appointment to be agreed by mail (milanese@difar.unige.it) or by telephone 0103532046

Exam Board

PATRIZIA ZENTILIN (President)

ROBERTA CENTANARO (President)

SIMONE NEGRINI (President)

MARCO MILANESE (President)

PAOLO PASQUALINO PELOSI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course of pharmacology is performed as frontal lessons

LESSONS START

Lessons start in october

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will be performed as single-answer quiz

Assessment methods

The questions are aimed to evaluate student's capability to recognize the beneficial use of drug classes that have been shown during the couse, according with patient's characteristics, symphtoms, concurrent drug therapies, and personal or familial hystory of disease.