70876 - Psychodrugs Pharmacology

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the tools needed to manage appropriately the treatments psychopharmacology. The course covers the fundamentals of clinical psychopharmacology, but are placed in the foreground aspects of security. In particular the training objectives are: a) knowledge and understanding: understanding receptor action and kinetics as well as directions, modes of use, efficacy and toxicity of the principal classes of psychoactive drugs. b) knowledge and understanding: the student should be able to formulate a psychopharmacological treatment program, including prevention and monitoring of collateral things, for the most common diseases found in the Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. c) autonomy of judgement: the student must show ability to critically compare the sources of information and select the independent ones and unencumbered by potential conflicts of interest. d) communication skills: the student must be able to inform patients (or their parents in the case of minors) about various treatment options and share with them the custom project. and) learning: students must develop skills to enable them to further his education about these topics once completed the course.

Course contents

Pharmacinetic, pharmacodinamic and pharmacological interaction of:

Antiepileptycs drugs

Psychostimulant drugs

Antipsychotic Drugs

Antidepressive Drugs

Drug of abuse

Readings/Bibliography

Goodman & Gilman "Pharmacology"

Teaching methods

Plenary lecture

Assessment methods

Multiple choise

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Rimondini Giorgini