00351 - Pharmacology

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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 Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes will be: a) basic knowledge about drug metabolism (administration, clearance, therapeutics, adverse effects)

Course contents

GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY. General pharmacokinetics: movement of drugs across cell membranes;  routes of administration and absorption; bioavailability;  distribution of drugs in the body; volume of distribution, binding to plasma proteins; drug metabolism; excretion; time-course of drug plasmatic contents (after single or repeated administration). General pharmacodynamics: targets and mechanisms of drug  action; dose-response curve; agonists, partial agonists, antagonists; individual variations (effects of age, pathological states, drug interactions, tolerance, placebo effects). General toxicity: side-effects, overdose, idiosyncratic and allergic reactions; teratogenesis and foetal toxicity; carcinogenesis; drug dependency. Clinical evaluation.

Only for students of the CdL in Neurophysiopathology

 The program for students enrolled in the CdL Techniques in Neurophysiopathology is integrated with lessons where the following classes of drugs will be treated: 1) Antiepileptics 2) Benzodiazepines and barbiturates 3) Anesthetics and Pain Pharmacological Control


Michelle A. Clark, Richard Finkel, Jose A. Rey, Karen Whalen “Pharmacology” Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Teaching methods

Plenary lecture

Assessment methods

The level of learning will be verified at the end of the course through a written exam. The exam will be organized in multiple choice questions aimed at verifying the student's knowledge of the scheduled topics of all the modules belonging to the Integrated Course.

The test will be administered through an IT platform and will be held in a university computer room.

The test consists of 31 questions. Each question has 4 answers, only one correct. Each correct answer is worth one point.

Those who reach a minimum of 18 points pass the test. The number of correct answers, if greater than or equal to 18, corresponds to the final mark. With 31 correct answers you have praise. There are no penalties for wrong or undecided answers.

It is possible at any time to go back and edit an answer. The test must be completed within 30 minutes of starting.

At the end of the test it is possible to immediately view the result (number of correct answers).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only for students of the Degree Course in Neurophysiopathology

Verification of learning will be carried out with the same procedures described for nursing students on dates agreed with the course members and open only to those enrolled in the Degree Course in Neurophysiopathology Techniques

The test will not be administered on IT platform.

Teaching tools

Power Point presentation (the material could be downloaded at amsacta.unibo.it )

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Rimondini Giorgini