NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

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Code
98818
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
2.5 credits during the 2nd year of 10598 MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (LM-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the students with knowledge about the main classes of drugs active on the central nervous system. The course will be focused to study the main pharmacological strategies used to modulate the neurochemical and behavioral responses to affect the pathogenetic mechanisms of the main CNS diseases.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will be able to understand the mechanisms of action through which drugs affect synaptic transmission and the role of receptor modulation in such as effect. Morever, the student will be aware of the current cellular and molecular alterations responsible of principal CNS diseases and how the drugs can interfere with thes epathogenetic mechanisms.

Teaching methods

Teaching will be performed by frontal lessonsin English

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) Mechanism of pain trasmission to the CNS, antalgic drugs (opioids, adjuvant drugs)

2) Anti-parkinson drugs

3) Cannabinoids

4) antiepileptic drugs

5) ansiolitic and ipnotic drugs

6) antipsychotic drugs

7) antidepressant

8) drugs used in dementia

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

The slides used during the frontal lessons will be available to the students via Aulaweb.

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.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching will be performed by frontal lessonsin English

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will be performed as an interview in English

Assessment methods

The students' acquisition of the Neuropharmacology notions will be evaluated through an interview in English. The student will have to demonstrate the knowledge of the molecular bases of the CNS diseases and how the drugs intefere with.