Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Rovereto)


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Name of lecturer
Guido Francesco Fumagalli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
FISIO ROV 2A1S dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

General aims:
Provide to students the basic knowledge necessary to understand the mechanisms of action(s) of the drugs and predict and manage their therapeutic and toxic effecs

Specific aims:
At the end of the course the student will:
Know the basic principles of drug-receptor interaction and the generation of effects
Know the clinical aspects of drugs in therapy, including appreciation of the dose-response relationships, the concept of efficacy and of adverse reaction, the basic glossary
Know the principles of drug discovery and production, the organization of clinical trials and of monitoring of adverse reaction
Know the basic aspects of pharmacokinetics in order to understand the appropriateness and the monitoring of a drug therapy
Understand the mechanims of action, the classification, the therapeutic effects and uses and the adverse reactions of antiinflammatory drugs and of drugs active on the neuromuscular system


Analysis of drug/receptor interaction and the generation of drug effect(s).
Terminology related to drug use, the methodologies of drug identification and clinical development.
Adverse reactions: classification and reporting
Analysis of the pharmacokinteic properties of drugs applied to patient treatment with detailed knowledge and understanding of : 1- drug absorption with emphasis on differences between routes of administration;2- drug distribution and elimination; 3- drug metabolism ; 4- quantitative approach to pharmacokinetics and the definition of a therapeutic regimen
Mechanims of action, classification, therapeutic effects and adverse reactions and clinical uses of antiinflammatory drugs
Mechanims of action of drugs active on the neuromuscular system

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Clementi Fumagalli Farmacologia Generale e Molecolare (Edizione 5) Edra 2018 978-88-214-4436-4
A. Conforti, L. Cuzzolin, R. Leone, U. Moretti, G. Pignataro, M. Taglialatela, M. Vanzetta Farmacologia per le professioni sanitarie (Edizione 1) Idelson-Gnocchi 2015 978-88-7947-592-1

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with multiple choice questions

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