PHARMACOLOGY

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Code
67907
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
1 credit during the 2nd year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) CHIAVARI
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
CHIAVARI (PHYSIOTHERAPY)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course of pharmacology is designed to teach the responsible use of drugs as a relevant issue during the professional activity in physiotherapy. In particular, in the choice of the drug to be used, it must consider, beyond symptoms, other patients’ characteristics including, age, gender, concomitant pathologies and therapies, previous history of diseases, etc.

The course is divided in two sections: the first deals with pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics focusing on the evidence that the interaction between drugs and the body can significantly vary according with personal physiological and pathological parameters.

The second part illustrates the main features of the classes of drugs more frequently used in a patient during its rehabilitation (therapy of inflammation, pain, etc).

Finally, the abuse of drugs in sport for doping purposes will also be addressed, focusing on severe side effects (acute and delayed).

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching of pharmacology will be performed by frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General pharmacology:

  • Introduction to pharmacology: definition of drugs, aims of pharmacotherapy.
  • Pharmacokinetics (absorbance, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs), parameters of pharmacokinetic (bioavailability, distribution volume, clearance and halflife).
  • Pharmacodynamics (drug targets, agonism and antagonism, side effects)

Special pharmacology

  • Therapy of inflammation (NSAIDs, glucocorticoids)
  • Therapy of pain (opioids, adjuvant drugs)
  • Local anestetics
  • Anticoagulants
  • Miorelaxants
  • Drug abuse in sport (doping)

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.

Morever, the slides shown during the frontal lessons will be made available to the students.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: As long as the COVID19 emergency will not allow personal receptions, students will be received on the platform microsoft teams code 3f12f6.  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

Office hours: by appintment only by e-mail: francesca.mattioli@unige.it

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching of pharmacology will be performed by frontal lessons

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam of pharmacology will be perfomed as an interview

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The interview will evaluated the ability of the student to place a given pharmacological class within a therapy, in which pharmacotherapy must be adjusted according with the physiological and pathological characteristics of patients.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/01/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Team FISIOTERAPIA: Appello ANAT PAT-FARM-PAT GEN - Codice bnlcu30
27/01/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Team FISIOTERAPIA: Appello ANAT PAT-FARM-PAT GEN - Codice bnlcu30
10/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Team FISIOTERAPIA: Appello ANAT PAT-FARM-PAT GEN - Codice bnlcu30 ATTENZIONE: l'esame di anatomia patologica inizierà alle 8 collegarsi al canale generale per l'appello iniziale
16/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Codice del team bnlcu30
01/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Codice del team bnlcu30 A causa di un impegno inderogabile, la Prof. Bottino interrogherà il 1 settembre alle ore 15.30
15/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Codice del team bnlcu30