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School of Medicine
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES
Course unit
MOLECULAR AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY
MEP5070476, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES
ME2193, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MOLECULAR AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CHIARA BOLEGO BIO/14
Other lecturers NICOLA FERRI BIO/14

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines BIO/14 Pharmacology 4.0
Core courses BIO/14 Pharmacology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 2.0 30 20.0 No turn
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Principles of Pharmacology
Target skills and knowledge: Students will acquire advanced knowledge in pharmacology; particular attention will be paid to downstream pathways of receptor activation. These events are both responsible for key patho-physiological effects and targets for future drug development. Because a drug is useful only if it is effective in humans and many molecules fail during clinical development, students will pay particular attention to clinical trial analysis. Overall, students will understand how to identify new potential drug targets other than classical drug receptors.

The course also includes an experimental section, which provides the students the possibility to have a direct approach to research.
At the end of the course students will be able to manipulate cell culture, perform independently basic experiments with up-to-date techniques, overcome common experimental problems and critically analyze the data obtained.
Examination methods: Molecular Pharmacology section: test including both multiple choice and open questions. An "half-way" test will be performed.
Power point presentation and discussion.

Experimental Pharmacology section: oral exam integrated by a written report.
Course unit contents: -Analysis of molecular targets of drug action, which convey the messages of a drug to the body.
-Focus on the main intracellular signaling pathways activated by cell membrane receptors, in order to highlight potentially new molecular targets.
-Basic knowledge of clinical pharmacology through the analysis of selected clinical trial outcomes
- Application of experimental models for investigating the pharmacological profile of new drugs.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Interactive lessons
Additional notes about suggested reading: Up-dated papers on specific topics
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Rang HP and Dale MM, Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, eight edition. --: Elsevier, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo