Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (to qualify as a biomedical laboratory worker) (Verona)

Pharmacological Sciences - FARMACOLOGIA GENERALE

Course code
4S000332
Name of lecturer
Giovanna Paolone
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Lezioni 2 Semestre TLB dal Mar 4, 2019 al May 3, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Provide to the student the fundamentals of the discipline and the knowledge tools needed to carry out the role of a laboratory technician in the control of drug therapies.

Syllabus

General pharmacology

Pharmacodynamics
Drug receptor interaction, potency and efficacy, clinical effectiveness, competition and antagonism.
Receptor: definition, mechanisms of action, receptor adaptation.

Pharmacokinetics
Absorption and the different routes of drug administration.
Distribution and plasma levels.
Metabolism, especially liver: induction, inhibition, drug interactions.
Elimination.
Concepts and pharmacokinetic parameters: dosage, maximum dose, daily dose, dosage,
clearance, half-life, plasmatic peak, therapeutic range, toxic concentrations.

Pharmacotherapy
Definitions of drug, placebo, medicinal product, packaging, pharmaceutical formulations.
The process of research and drug development.
Critical issues related to the use of drugs: tolerance, interactions, compliance, self prescription.

SPECIAL PHARMACOLOGY
Fundamentals on drugs and drug addiction.

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

Written test. The test is based on multiple choice test.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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