GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY (PCT MD)

GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY (PCT MD)

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Code
64200
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
8 credits during the 3nd 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
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at providing the bases of pharmacology and toxicology.
Moreover, will be provided knowledge and tools related to scientific research in this field.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course of Pharmacology aims to provide knowledge about the general mechanisms of drug interactions with the biological structures. The course will deal from a qualitative and quantitative point of view:

  • the interactions of drugs with receptors and other proteins
  • the mechanisms of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
  • the individual variability of the drug response
  • the toxicity of a drug
  • the mechanisms of drug interactions

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The goal is to create a reliable basis to deal with drug management.

The learning outcomes will be based on the evaluation of three fundamental aspects:


appropriateness of terminology
skills and notions
reasoning ability

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures or, if necessary, in telematic teaching mode.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. General Pharmacology and Toxicology
2. Pharmacodynamics
3. Pharmacokinetics (PK)
4. Challenges in Pharmacological Research
5. Receptors
6. Ionotropic Rs  (IRs)
7. Metabotropic R Metabotropy (MRs)
8. IRs Main families, localization, activities
9. MRs Main families, localization, activities
10. Other receptors
11. Carrier (T)
12. T Main families, localization, activities
13. Non-functional Techniques
14. Functional Techniques
15. Drug-Receptor interaction (FR)
16. Pharmacological Theories
17. FR Constants and parameters
18. FR Linear and logarithmic graphic representations

19. Computer software and tools
20. Allosteric and orthosteric ligands
21. Absorption
22. Distribution
23. Metabolism
24. Elimination
25. PK In the elderly
26. PK In the smoker
27. PK In the cannabis consumer
28. PK in the obesity
29. Routes of administration
30. Ways of elimination
31. Metabolism's Phases, genetic variations and processes
32. PK Parameters and kinetics
33. Toxicology
34. Drugs Handling 
35. Preclinical, and clinical trials
36. Toxicity test
37. Mechanisms of Toxicity

38. ADR and Pharmacovigilance
39. Forensic toxicology
40. Contrast liquids

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Goodman & Gilman Le basi farmacologiche della terapia Zanichelli

Hitner & Nagle Principi di Farmacologia Zanichelli

Katzung, Master, Trevor Frmacologia Generale e clinica Piccin

Casarett & Doull Elementi di tossicologia Casa editrice Ambrosiana

Tossicologia generale e applicata ai farmaci- Manzo, Paolillo e Vitalone -edra

Il meccanismo d'azione dei farmaci Francesco Clementi Guido Fumagalli-edra

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: on appointment

Exam Board

MASSIMO GRILLI (President)

GUENDALINA OLIVERO

ANNA MARIA PITTALUGA

LUCA RAITERI

MARCO MILANESE

GIAMBATTISTA BONANNO

CHIARA CERVETTO

ERNESTO FEDELE

TIZIANA BONIFACINO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures or, if necessary, in telematic teaching mode.

LESSONS START

Starting date: March 01, 2021

MS Teams Code: 

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EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exams (frontal or telematic mode).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
02/04/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici
22/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici
06/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici
20/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici
07/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici
21/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici
26/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici
15/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale Esami orali in presenza e/o telematici