PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY AND LABORATORY

PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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Code
95309
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
10 credits during the 1st year of 10598 MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (LM-9) GENOVA
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY)
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This integrated course is composed by the module of Pharmacology and the module of Toxicology. Lectures will be held in English. 

For futher details, please refer to the link of each module.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Module “Pharmacology” The aim of this course is to provide the students with knowledge about fundamental concepts of the main pharmacological classes, the basic concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, correlated to the study and the development of new drugs, and the methodologies of pharmacological experimentation. The course will be focused to study cellular molecular mechanisms of the action of drugs, deepening their receptorial mechanisms and signal transduction. Moreover, the course will underline the progresses, obtained using new technologies, molecular biology and biotechnology, towards the investigation of innovative pharmaceuticals molecules and the finding of new therapeutic targets. Module “Toxicology” The Toxicology module aims at providing students with the basic knowledge regarding the interactions between xenobiotics and living organisms and the mechanisms through which such interactions can lead to harmful effects.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Please refer to the link of each module.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and laboratory.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Please refer to the link of each module.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Module “Pharmacology”

F. Clementi, G. Fumagalli. Farmacologia generale e molecolare. (Quarta Edizione) UTET.

Module “Toxicology”

Galli, Corsini, Marinovich. Tossicologia. Ed. Piccin. Cantelli Forti, Galli, Hrelia, Marinovich. Tossicologia molecolare e cellulare. Ed. UTET. Klaasen , Watkins III.  Casarett & Doull's. Elementi di Tossicologia. Ed. Ambrosiana.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: All the days, after appointament (tel 010-3538806, e-mail: tullio.florio@unige.it) in the office at the ex-Institute ph Pharmacology, viale Benedetto XV num 2.

Ricevimento: Daily by appointment (tel. 010-3532659; e-mail: fedele@difar.unige.it)  

Exam Board

TULLIO FLORIO (President)

ERNESTO FEDELE (President)

ALESSANDRO CORSARO

GIAMBATTISTA BONANNO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and laboratory.

EXAMS

Exam description

The integrated course of Pharmacology and Toxicology involves a single oral examination of a total duration of  40-50 min.

Assessment methods

The assessment of learning outcomes will be carried out during the oral examination by evaluatiing the student's competence on the different topics of the course syllabus, the use of appropriate scientific terminology and capabilities of scientific reasoning.