PHARMACOLOGY

PHARMACOLOGY

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Code
67112
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
2 credits during the 3nd year of 8744 Movement, Sport and Health Sciences (L-22) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Movement, Sport and Health Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
modules
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Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course of pharmacology is designed to form qualified personnel (gymnastic teachers, athletic trainers, experts of rehabilitation....etc), capable to dispense physical activity recognizing the most relevant features (indications and contraindications, side effects...etc) of pharmacologic therapies for those pathologies that are most commonly associated with sports activity. To this aim, the first part of the course examines the dinamics of interaction of drugs with human body, and the mechanisms through which drugs induces therapeutic modification of the diseases. The second part of the course is aimed to examine the most important drug cathegories that can be used in sport population, focusing on those that target sports-related pathologies.  The course will detail the pharmacologincal control of inflammation and pain, and the treatment of respiratory tract diseases. Last but not least, the course examines those drugs that, beyond their therapeutic usefulness, are abused in the absence of therapeutic needs, with the purpose of alterate physical performances of athletes. Such unnecessary and often overdosing treatments, expose athletes at high risk to suffer significant side effects or develop late-onset diseases that can severely endanger their health in post-agonistic life.

Teaching methods

The teaching takes place in form of lectures that will be held at the University of Genova Campus in Savona

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Overview on pharmacology

  •  Definition of drug, aims of pharmacological therapy, interactions between drugs and body, clinical trials

Farmacokinetics

  • Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.
  • Parameters of  pharmacokinetics (bioavailability, distribution volume, clearance, half-life)

Farmacodynamics:

  • Targets and mechanisms of action of drugs
  • Agonism and antagonism
  • Side reactions.

 

Pharmacology for cathegories

  • Miorelaxants
  • Antinflammatory drugs (non steoidal antinflammatory drugs, antinflammatory steroids)
  • Analgesic drugs  (opiates, paracetamol, adiuvants)
  • Pharmacology of autonomous nerve system (use of agonists and antagonists of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems)
  • Drugs used for pathologies of respiratoty system (Asthma, BCPO, allergic rinithys)
  • Drug abuse in sports doping (anabolic hormones, stimulants, narcotics, diuretics, antinflammatory steroids)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The text which is best recommended to integrate the topics that have been addressed in lectures is the following:

"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: Student reception will be held at ex inst. of Pharmacology groungd floor. Viale Benedetto XV, 2  phone +39 0103538884. cell 3291484399. email: stefano.thellung@unige.it

Exam Board

MARA BOSCHETTI (President)

MANLIO MILANESE (President)

SERGIO AGOSTI

CRISTIANO NOVELLI

STEFANO THELLUNG DE COURTELARY

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching takes place in form of lectures that will be held at the University of Genova Campus in Savona

LESSONS START

The lessons will start the first week of march in the campus of Savona

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is composed of a written part in form of single answer test, followed by a brief interview. The test comprehends 15 questions, each of them associated with 4 / 5 answer options (with only one correct); Every correct answer scores 2 (score 0 for uncorrect answers). Score of 18 or more is necessary to pass the test. An interview will follow, focusing on the subljects that have been failed in order to let the students to discuss their mistakes and give them the chance to improve their written score.

Assessment methods

Student's knowledge of therapeutical indication and side effects of the most common sport-related drugs will be evaluated. Particular importance will be given to over-the-counter drugs whose use must take into consideration athletes physiology-pahtology characters (age, gender, concomitant drug therapies and personal or familiar disease hystory).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/06/2020 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale La prova sarà composta di una parte scritta da svolgere sotto forma di quiz e da un breve colloquio. Il colloquio, necessario al fine del superamento della prova, potrà essere svolto al termine del quiz o, concordato con i docenti, entro la settimana successiva alla data dell'appello.
24/06/2020 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale La prova sarà composta di una parte scritta da svolgere sotto forma di quiz e da un breve colloquio. Il colloquio, necessario al fine del superamento della prova, potrà essere svolto al termine del quiz o, concordato con i docenti, entro la settimana successiva alla data dell'appello.
10/07/2020 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale La prova sarà composta di una parte scritta da svolgere sotto forma di quiz e da un breve colloquio. Il colloquio, necessario al fine del superamento della prova, potrà essere svolto al termine del quiz o, concordato con i docenti, entro la settimana successiva alla data dell'appello.
27/07/2020 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale La prova sarà composta di una parte scritta da svolgere sotto forma di quiz e da un breve colloquio. Il colloquio, necessario al fine del superamento della prova, potrà essere svolto al termine del quiz o, concordato con i docenti, entro la settimana successiva alla data dell'appello.
24/09/2020 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale La prova sarà composta di una parte scritta da svolgere sotto forma di quiz e da un breve colloquio. Il colloquio, necessario al fine del superamento della prova, potrà essere svolto al termine del quiz o, concordato con i docenti, entro la settimana successiva alla data dell'appello.