Bachelor's degree in Cardiocirculatory Physiopathology and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques (national qualification)

General pathology and pharmacology - FARMACOLOGIA GENERALE

Course code
4S01610
Name of lecturer
Guido Francesco Fumagalli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
lez 1 anno 2 semestre PERF dal Feb 29, 2016 al May 13, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

lez 1 anno 2 semestre PERF

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Learning outcomes

Learn the conceptual basis of drug mechanisms of actions in order to understand how physio-pathological events in patients can be modified by therapeutic approaches and how drugs and physiotherapy may interact on a same subject
Know the mechanisms of action, the effects, the adverse reaction and the therapeutic significance of classes of drugs relevant in cardiology

Syllabus

Drug-receptor interactions, effect generation and mechanisms of adaptation to drug action; relevant terminology in clinical settings and basic aspects of clinical studies of drugs.
Pharmacokinetics: ADME, differences between routes of absorption, terminology and most relevant pharmacokinetic parameters. Modification of therapeutic protocols due to diseases, other drugs, genetics and nutrients
Mechanisms of action, therapeutic and adverse effects, indication and mode of use of inotropic agents (cardiac glicosides; PDE inhibitors; dobutamine, dopamine)
Mechanisms of action, therapeutic and adverse effects, indication and mode of use of ACEi inhibitors and ARB/sartans
Mechanisms of action, therapeutic and adverse effects, indication and mode of use of diuretic agents
Mechanisms of action, therapeutic and adverse effects, indication and mode of use of vasodilators: nitrates and calcium antagonists
Mechanisms of action, therapeutic and adverse effects, indication and mode of use of anticoagulant and antiaggregant drugs (NSAIDS)
Mechanisms of action, therapeutic and adverse effects, indication and mode of use of agents used for the treatment of hyperlipoproteinemias

Assessment methods and criteria

Written, multiple choice questions

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016






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