Lectures (45 hours)
General Pharmacology: definitions and branches of Pharmacology. Origin and nature of drugs. Pharmaceutical formulations. Routes of administration. Pharmacokinetics: absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Drug-protein binding. Principles of pharmacokinetics. Pharmacodynamics: receptor-mediated actions (transduction mechanisms, regulators of the receptor-translation system, drug-receptor interactions) and actions not mediated by receptors. Nature of the pharmacological action and factors able to modify its action. Changes in sensitivity to drugs.
Special Pharmacology: physiopharmacological bases. Neurotransmission drugs. Pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system. Central Nervous System drugs: anesthetics, hypnotics and sedatives, antiepileptics, opioid analgesics, neuroleptics and analectics. Pharmacology of autacoids: histamine and antihistamine drugs; Steroid and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Cardiovascular system pharmacology. Renal Pharmacology. Respiratory System Pharmacology. Pharmacology of the gastrointestinal system.
Practical training (15 hours)
Practical training sessions are carried out in groups of 3; each group consists of a number of 10-12 students to better guarantee the quality of teaching.
Topics are established before the start of the course.
- Calculation of dosage of pharmaceutical formulations. Calculation of the dilutions of pharmaceutical formulations. Enzymatic assays. Galenic preparations for veterinary use. Use of the veterinary drug manual for the prescription of drugs. Electronic prescription. Laboratory animals and animal experimentation: experimental animal models; facility for experimental animals; welfare of laboratory animals used for scientific purposes; experimental legislation.
Practical training sessions take place in the basic didactic laboratory and in the computer room.In the health emergency phase of COVID-19, both lectures and practical teaching will be carried out in synchronous mode using the Microsoft Teams platform during the hours set by the calendar. The hours of practical training sessions, carried out synchronously using the Microsoft Teams platform, will be organized in a single group of students according to the hours set by the calendar.