00351 - Pharmacology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing (cod. 8473)

Learning outcomes

Students complete an educational and scientific program, to the extent of its competence, knowledge and study of the mechanism of action of drugs, medicines and toxic, natural, synthetic and biotechnology products, essential to the understanding of drug therapy and effects of toxic drugs and of other substances.

Course contents

Cholinergic transmission, Noradrenergic transmission, Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS and Glucocorticoids), Blood pressure and Hypertension, Cardiac blood flow and miocardial infarction, Cardiac output and cardiac failure, Gastrointestinal drugs (emesis and anti-emetics drugs, Diarrhoea, Constipation), Neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer, Parkinson, Huntinton), Anxiolitics, Antipsychotics, Antibiotics agents


Michelle A. Clark, Richard Finkel, Jose A. Rey, Karen Whalen “Pharmacology" 5th ediction Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Teaching methods

Plenary lectures

Assessment methods

Verification of learning takes place through the final exam only, which ascertains the acquisition of the expected knowledge and skills without the help of notes or books and / or any electronic aid.
Candidates are warned that the IC Nursing and Surgical Nursing test will be carried out in person for all the modules that make up the IC.
Remember that:
1) Registration on AlmaEsami is MANDATORY and registrations will close one week before the test date. No registrations will be accepted after this date.
2) Students NOT in compliance with the prerequisites are not admitted. Checks will be carried out to ascertain this prerequisite
3) An insufficient form test invalidates the entire exam and partial tests will not be maintained.
4) The final grade of the CI will be calculated through the weighted average of the marks obtained in the tests of the individual modules

In the event that a candidate is in one of the following conditions:
a) female students and international students enrolling
b) female students and students on Erasmus, Overseas or other mobility, IN and OUT
c) female students and off-site students (residing in a municipality whose distance from the location of the course attended can be covered, by public transport, in more than 90 minutes)
d) female students and students in conditions of disability, illness, quarantine
e) female students and working students
f) female students and part-time students.
The candidate MUST send an email to all teachers of the IC with the reasons for requesting to take the exam online.

The tests will take place in the following ways:
1) The Pharmacology test will be carried out in the presence in the classroom indicated on AlmaEsami in written form (50 true / false questions, duration 30 min, the minimum grade achieved with the correct answer to at least 32 questions).
Passing this test is MANDATORY to access the Medical and Surgical Nursing tests.
During the test, the times and sed of the aforementioned tests will be communicated.
In the case of a student with an accepted online exam request, the test will be carried out using the Zoom / Teams platform.
2) The tests of Medical Nursing and Surgical Nursing will be carried out in presence at the various Training Centers with timetables communicated during the Pharmacology test.
The tests for online candidates will be carried out through the Teams / Zoom platform (same link as the Pharmacology test) and always in oral form. The methods for online student calls will be communicated during the Pharmacology test.

Please note that in the case of an online exam, the Candidate is responsible for the correct functioning of the computer and the stability of the internet network. The use of tablets and mobile phones is not allowed for the test. The Candidate during the test MUST share the screen with the Commission. Before connecting, the candidate must install the latest version of Zoom and Teams.

No derogation from the aforementioned procedures will be granted

Teaching tools

Power point presentation. Teching material can be downloaded at amsacta.unibo.it

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Rimondini Giorgini


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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.