34689 - Pharmacology-Anaesthetics Drugs I

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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students know the integrated approach to pain therapy and analgesia: pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Specifically, students can: recognize toxic effects of anaesthetic agents (local and systemic); • apply combination therapies and preanaesthetic medication; • know how to use medications in patients undergoing treatment for psychosis, depression, epilepsy or Parkinson's disease; know the basic principles underlying lack of drug response (issues with non-responder patients); know emergency drugs used in dentistry.

Course contents

A detailed program (access restricted to UNIBO students) can be downloaded from the institutional repository.

PROGRAM (short version)

- Risk/benefit and cost/benefit evaluation of medicinal products

- Drug prescription in dentistry

- Drugs used in emergencies

- Agents used in local anaesthesia

- Agents used in general anesthesia

- Agents used in preanaesthetic medication

- Use of antimicrobials in dentistry: prophylactic and therapeutic uses; main chemotherapeutic agents used in dentistry


1) Amico-Roxas M., Caputi A.P., Del Tacca M. FARMACOLOGIA IN ODONTOIATRIA. UTET, Torino,2008.

2) Baart J.A., Brand H.S. L'ANESTESIA LOCALE IN ODONTOIATRIA. Tecniche Nuove. Milano,2010.

Teaching methods


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 can be downloaded from the institutional repository (access restricted to UNIBO students)

Office hours

See the website of Fabrizio De Ponti