Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona)

Application of diagnostic and therapeutic processes [Matricole pari] - FARMACOLOGIA CLINICA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Roberto Leone
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF VR - 2° anno 1° sem dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 22, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

INF VR - 2° anno 1° sem

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide to the student knowledgebase of clinical pharmacology necessary for nursing, and useful in the control and management of drug therapies, with particular reference to the identification and prevention of major adverse drug events for each category of drugs studied. Equally important it is to have the necessary knowledge to be able to make an effective drug education to patients.


At the end of the course the student should know the most important characteristics, the mechanism of action (in relation to the adverse events), the most frequent and serious adverse reactions, the contraindications, the precautions, the problems related to the management of the therapy (eg interactions, drugs administration), the main indications and the most used single drugs for each of the following drug classes:
Cardiovascular drugs: digitalis, antiarrhythmics, antihypertensives, antianginals, diuretics, cholesterol lowering agents, anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents. The previous categories include: calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, sartans, statins, drastic diuretics, thiazides, inhibitors of vitamin K, direct oral anticoagulants, regular heparin and low molecular weight heparins, aspirin.
Respiratory drugs: Antiasthmatics, Cough Sedatives, Mucolytics
Gastrointestinal drugs: Antiulcer (gastroprotectors), Antiemetics, laxatives
Drugs of the nervous system: Opioid analgesics (pain therapy), Anxiolytic - Sedative-hypnotics (benzodiazepines, Z-drugs), antidepressants, anti-epileptic-drugs.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Conforti A., Cuzzolin L., Leone R., Moretti U., Pignataro G., Taglialatela M., Vanzetta M. Farmacologia per le professioni sanitarie Idelson-Gnocchi Sorbona 2015 978-88-7947-592-1

Assessment methods and criteria

Learning evaluation of Clinical Pharmacology is made in the examination of the application of diagnostic and therapeutic processes that takes place in writing mode. The task includes 80 questions with multiple-choice questions (1 correct between 4-5 ): 25 for the module Clinical Pharmacology, 15 for Radiology, 25 for Nursing and 15 for Nutritional Science. The exam is passed when you reach the overall sufficiency (18 votes) and if at all modules reaches a certain level of scoring (14 Pharmacology and Nursing, 8 for the other two modules).


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