42578 - Prescription of Drugs (L-Z)

Academic Year 2023/2024

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

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows: - the classification and properties of the various products on the market to protect health and well-being (medicines, nutraceuticals, herbal products, etc.); - the regulatory process for medicines and methods of access to medicines; - the essential elements of clinical trials of medicinal products; - the information necessary for the correct prescription of medicines and the definition of therapeutic schemes; - the criteria useful for defining the risk/benefit and cost/benefit ratio of medicines.

Course contents

For each drug and/or class of drugs treated in the Pharmacology course, the knowledge necessary to make the most appropriate pharmacological choices in relation to the physiopathological bases of the main organ and/or system diseases (cardiovascular, endocrine-metabolic, infectious, gastrointestinal) will be provided. ; neuropsychiatric; osteoarticular; respiratory) and/or comorbidities and/or concomitant therapies. We will explain how to write a prescription for prescription drugs.


Goodman and Gilman The pharmacological basis of therapy 13th edition, 2019 - Zanichelli Editor

Teaching methods

frontal lessons with interactive discussion of clinical cases

Assessment methods

The final exam of the integrated Pharmacology course will be based on an oral test which will be taken by the student with the two teachers, each of whom will separately ask questions relating to the topics of their competence covered in class. In this regard, we reiterate the importance of regularly attending lessons in order to acquire the right knowledge, the appropriate methods to be able to make logical-deductive connections and the terminology that are necessary to be able to deal with the test in an optimal way.

The aim is to verify the student's level of preparation, his ability to describe and apply his knowledge exhaustively based on appropriate logical-deductive connections.

The final evaluation will be based on incremental levels:

Somewhat limited knowledge of the topics covered in the course which emerges only with the help of the teacher, with expression in substantially correct language → 18-19;

Limited knowledge of the topics covered in the course that emerges independently, with expression in substantially correct language → 20-24;

Knowledge of a suitable number of topics covered in the course with good ability to make appropriate logical-deductive connections and good command of specific terminology → 25-29;

Very exhaustive knowledge of the topics covered in the course, with excellent ability to make appropriate logical-deductive connections and absolute mastery of the specific terminology → 30-30L

Teaching tools

Lessons with video projection. The teaching material will be made available to students in PDF format on the institutional website Teaching resources on Virtuale reserved for students enrolled at the University of Bologna, School of Medicine and Surgery.

Office hours

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