95822 - Pharmacology Nutrition

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Moduli: Andrea Tarozzi (Modulo 1) Eleonora Turrini (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Blended Learning (Modulo 1) Blended Learning (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Rimini
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Human Nutrition, Well-Being And Health (cod. 5812)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: - has an adequate knowledge of the interactions between drug and organism that determine its therapeutic and toxic effects; - knows the mechanisms of action and the therapeutic profile of the drugs used in neurological disorders, cardiovascular and renal diseases, and inflammation; - knows the main factors of drug response variability and the main mechanisms and effects of drug/food/food supplement interactions.


Course contents

Module 1

Introduction to Pharmacology 

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Variability in drug respons

Nervous system Pharmacology

Cardiovascular and Renal Pharmacology

Inflammation Pharmacology

Drug/Food/Food Supplement Interactions

Introduction to Pharmacovigilance


Module 2

Online exercises involving the use of databases for consulting the summary of product characteristics of drugs or monographs of medicinal plants of established use. Phytovigilance. Case reports of possible adverse reactions or herb-drug interactions.


ROSSI F., V. CUOMO, C. RICCARDI (a cura di) "Farmacologia. Principi di base e applicazioni terapeutiche", IV ed., Torino, Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2019

Teaching methods


The course is involved in the University didactic trial and the 30% of the lessons will be carried out exlcusively online.

Assessment methods

Written test

Teaching tools



Overhead projector

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Tarozzi

See the website of Eleonora Turrini


Good health and well-being

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