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School of Medicine
Course unit
FAO2043574, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
FA0243, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Prerequisites: Knowledge of human physiology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry are required.
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.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the student's learning will be based on the understanding of the pharmacological topics, on the acquisition of the concepts and on the ability to apply them.
Course unit contents: Pharmacodynamics: study the effects of drugs, herbs 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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lessons are based on frontal teaching with in-depth analysis and discussion of the topics already presented, also through the use of moodle.
Articles from the scientific literature will be proposed for discussion in the classroom.
Additional notes about suggested reading: To study it is suggested to use the lecture notes and a pharmacology text.
The pdf of each lesson is made available on the moodle platform.
It is also suggested the use of databases such as PubMed and PubChem and the websites of the AIFA and EMA.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Palatini, Pietro; De_Martin, Sara, Principi generali di farmacologia e farmacoterapiaPietro Palatini[ha contribuito alla realizzazione del testo Sara De Martin]. Padova: Cleup, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Story telling

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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