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degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
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degree courses
School of Medicine
Course unit
FAO2043574, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
FA0243, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHARMACOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GUGLIELMINA FROLDI BIO/14

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/14 Pharmacology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/09/2018 FROLDI GUGLIELMINA (Presidente)
RAGAZZI EUGENIO (Membro Effettivo)
ZUSSO MORENA (Supplente)

Target skills and knowledge: The teaching aims to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the pharmacological effects of drugs on the human organism, through the study of the mechanisms and kinetics, which determine their effectiveness.
Examination methods: Oral exam.
Course unit contents: Pharmacodynamics: study the effects of drugs, herb or supplements on the human organism.
Pharmacokinetics: study what a body does to drugs, herbs, and supplements. For this, the course is focused on the following aspects: 1) Absorption, how and where the substance enters the body; 2) Distribution, where the substance goes when it is absorbed; 3) Metabolism, breakdown or detoxification of a drug; 4) Excretion, removal of the substance or its breakdown products from the body.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Palatini, Pietro; De Martin, Sara, Principi generali di farmacologia e farmacoterapia.. Padova: Cleup, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Humphrey Rang, James Ritter, Rod Flower, Graeme Henderson, Rang & Dale Farmacologia. VIII ed. italiana.. Padova: Edra SpA, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo