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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[60/76]  BIOTECHNOLOGY [76/20 - Ord. 2018]  Farmaceutico 6 48


The course is aimed at achieving a good level of knowledge of the basic concepts of general pharmacology and the rational bases of pharmacotherapy; in addition, the student will be updated on some cutting-edge topics in the field of this discipline


Knowledge of Anatomy, biology, physics, biochemistry, physiology and prerequisites as provided for in the in Degree regulation


Fundamentals of pharmacology;
Drug development: Preclinical and clinical drug testing;
Principles of pharmacokinetics: routes of administration, absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs;
Principles of pharmacodynamics: mechanism of action of drugs; drug targets: receptors and other action sites;
Adverse drug reactions and drug toxicity;
Principles of cellular and molecular pharmacology;
Pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system.

Teaching Methods

Interactive frontal learning, lecture-style.

Verification of learning

The evaluation will be qualitative with regard to: the knowledge acquired, the specific knowledge of the field language, the competence developed, the ability of presentation.
The exam will take place -when possibile- in the form of a written exam at the first session after the end of the course, which could be completed with an oral examination. At all the sessions after the first one, the examination will be exclusively oral. The final mark will be expressed as a number > 18 out of 30, and it will be evaluated by the whole faculty committee taking into account, when possible, the student's performance in the in itinere written tests.
To take an exam the student must make the reservation through the electronic platform (ESSE3). This is mandatory. To access the first written test the student must have at least a 67% class attendance record.


Farmacologia per le lauree triennali e magistrali
Taglialatela, Conforti, Cuzzolin, Leone, Mattioli, Moretti Pignataro, Vanzetta SORBONA II edizione 2019

Farmacologia principi di base e applicazioni terapeutiche
F. Rossi V. Cuomo C. Riccardi Edizioni Minerva Medica IV edizione 2020

More Information

Students can schedule an appointment with Miriam Melis exclusively via email at myriam@unica.it

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