00351 - Pharmacology (LZ-A)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

The course provides knowledge in the following areas:

- basic principles of pharmacology

- pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics

- therapeutic use of drugs

- basic principles to understand variability in drug response (genetic factors, concomitant disease, drug interactions, etc.)

- basic principles of clinical pharmacology, pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology.

Course contents

Pharmacokinetics; routes of drug administration; absorption; distribution; drug metabolism; excretion; main pharmacokinetic paramethers.

Pharmacodynamics; main mechanism of action of drugs, agonist and antagonists; dose-response curves; adverse effects.


Goodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics - SECOND EDITION - Randa Hilal-Dandan, Laurence L. Brunton - McGraw-Hill, 2014

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures.

Assessment methods

Oral examination to assess achievement of the skills detailed in the learning outcomes (see the Italian version for details)

Teaching tools

Teaching material (access restricted to UNIBO student) can be downloaded from the institutional repository.

Office hours

See the website of Elisabetta Poluzzi


Good health and well-being

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