PHARMACOLOGY I

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Code
67371
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
4 credits during the 3nd year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2019/2020)
  • GENERAL PHYSIOPATHOLOGY 67362
  • ETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF DISEASES 72088
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2019/2020)
  • PHARMACOLOGY II 67398
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

With general pharmacology the student will learn the principles regarding the absorption, the distribution, the metabolism and the elimination of meds, and will have to know the role played by interindividual differences regarding sex, age, genetic characteristics and pathological conditions.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

First didactic-formative goal is gaining the attitude to consider medicine as an intrument for medical practice, that interacts with specific constituents of the body and causes effect that modify the health state of the patient. The student will learn the therapeutic basis and the administration of the most important medicines; in particular they'll have to know pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, side effects, interactions and the toxicological aspects of the main classes of meds. The course also provides elements of etnopharmacology.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

As main goal of the course, the student will have to learn to consider meds as an intrument for medical practice, that interact with specific constituents of the body and cause effect that modify the health state of the patient.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

With general pharmacology the student will learn the principles regarding the absorption, the distribution, the metabolism and the elimination of meds, and will have to know the role played by interindividual differences regarding sex, age, genetic characteristics and pathological conditions. They will also have to know the general mechanism of side effects, with particular regard to the medicine-receptor interaction. They will have to know the pharmacokinetic characteristics of drugs, the selection criteria, the ways of administring, the side effects, the potential favourable and harmful interactions. The student will have to learn the neurotransmission of the pain stimulus to learn to use the various classes of painkillers as best as they can. Finally, the student will need to know the principles of self-centered nervous system transmission (SNA) and the drugs that control, through this and other systems, respiratory diseases.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: 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.

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

Exam Board

TULLIO FLORIO (President)

FRANCESCA MATTIOLI (President)

ANTONIETTA MARIA MARTELLI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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