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

Application of diagnostic and therapeutic processes - FARMACOLOGIA CLINICA

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Name of lecturer
Laura Cuzzolin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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INF LE 2° ANNO 1° SEM dal Oct 19, 2020 al Dec 18, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The Course is targeted to give to the student knowledge and methodological instruments to understand the risks and benefits associated with drugs, useful in administering drugs safely and effectively, in the management and monitoring of pharmacological therapies, in education of patients to drug use.


At the end of the Course the student will be able to describe the most important characteristics, the main therapeutic uses, the mechanism of action, the pharmacokinetics, the cautions, the contraindications, the problems related to the management of the therapy and the most common and serious adverse effects of the following therapeutic classes:
-Respiratory drugs (antiasthmatics, cough suppressants, decongestants, mucolytics and expectorants)
-Gastrointestinal drugs (antisecretives and antiacids, prokinetics, antiemetics, laxatives)
-Cardiovascular drugs: antihypertensives (diuretics, ACE-inhibitors and sartans, beta-blockers, calcium-antagonists), nitrovasodilators, antiarrhythmics, cardiac glycosides, hypocolesterolemics
-Anticoagulant, antiplatelet and thrombolytic agents
-Central Nervous System drugs: opioid analgesics, anxyolitics/hypnotics (benzodiazepines), antidepressants.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Marina Vanzetta Roberto Leone Maurizio Volterrani Farmaci e infermiere. Un prontuario per la somministrazione McGraw-Hill Education 2013
Taglialatela Conforti Cuzzolin Leone Mattioli Moretti Pignataro Vanzetta Farmacologia per le lauree triennali e magistrali II Edizione (Edizione 2) Sorbona 2019
Clark M.A., Finkel R., Rey J.A., Whalen K. Le basi della farmacologia Zanichelli 2013 978-88-08-18864-9

Assessment methods and criteria

Learning evaluation is made inside the written exam of "Application of diagnostic and therapeutic processes": 25 questions referred to Clinical Pharmacology are provided through a multiple choice test (2 correct between 5) or semi-structured answers.

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