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)
Practice hours are held in the Laboratory Animal Enclosure and in the Computer Room. The exercises are carried out in 6 groups; each group consists of a number of 5-6 students to better ensure the quality of teaching in the emergency health phase of COVID-19.
Training topics of practical exercises:
Use of the informant for prescription drugs. Receiving. Veterinary electronic recipe. Experimental animal models: animal enclosure for experimental use; testing legislation; welfare of laboratory animals used for scientific purposes.
In the emergency health phase of COVID-19 both lectures and practical teaching will be carried out in presence and/ or distance mode using the Microsoft Teams platform according to the schedule.