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Unit PHARMACOTERAPY AND BIODRUGS

Course
Pharmacy
Study-unit Code
65903012
Location
PERUGIA
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Paolo Puccetti
Teachers
  • Paolo Puccetti - Didattica Ufficiale
  • Claudia Volpi - Didattica Integrativa
Hours
  • 84 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Paolo Puccetti
  • 2 ore - Didattica Integrativa - Claudia Volpi
CFU
12
Course Regulation
Coorte 2015
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Discipline biologiche e farmacologiche
Sector
BIO/14
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
Principles of pharmacotherapy with main focus on chemotherapy, biodrugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs acting on metabolism, the cardiovascular system, depression, anxiety, and neurodegenerative disorders
Reference texts
Waller, Renwick, Hillier "Farmacologia medica ed elementi di terapia" Elsevier
Educational objectives
Knowledge of principles of Pharmacotherapy, with particular reference to chemoterapeutic, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, metabolic, anti-depression, ansiolytic, neurodegenerative diseases drugs and biodrugs, such as monoclonal antibodies. The student will also acquire the capacity to afford additional therapeutic classes of drugs not discussed in the present course.
Prerequisites
Having passed the exam of General Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Toxicology
Teaching methods
Face-to-face theoretical lessons
Other information
Private Facebook group FB-2018
Learning verification modality
Oral examination
Extended program
General principles of pharmacotherapy. ADR. Immunotoxicity and drug allergy. Pharmacology of monoclonal antibodies. Vaccines. Antineoplastic, antibacterial, and antiviral chemotherapy: general principles and main drug families. Physiopathology of inflammation. Nonsteroidal and steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Therapy of rheumatoid arthritis. Pharmacology of diabetes mellitus and obesity.
Principles of neurotransmission in the peripheral and central nervous systems. Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system. Anti-hypertensive drugs. Diuretics.
Therapy of gastric ulcer. Pharmacology of pain and principal classes of pain blockers. Pharmacology of depression and anxiety. Anti-epilectics drugs. Pharmacology of schizophrenia.
Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Drug tolerance and dependence.
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