ELEMENTS OF TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide the student with basic knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology
As per First Degree Course
Course contents summary
The course will provide students with basic notions of general pharmacology, regarding pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics with regard, in particular, to the mechanism of action of the drugs, the receptors, the concept of agonist and antagonist, the therapeutic index , absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. The student should also know the drugs acting on the central, autonomic and somatic nervous system, adrenergic and cholinergic drugs, the antiseptics and disinfectants, the drugs acting on gastrointestinal functions, the mechanism of action of the most important classes of chemotherapeutic agents and the phenomenon of drug resistance. The course will provide students with notions of general toxicology regarding the toxicodynamics and toxicokinetics of certain classes of drugs. The student should also know the mechanism of action of: mycotoxins, rodenticides, the most commonly used pesticides and know about the phenomenon of doping in sport.
CARLI - ORMAS - RE - SOLDANI -Farmacologia Veterinaria. Edizioni Idelson- Gnocchi-2009.
The students are, however, reminded that the text must be integrated with classroom lectures.
MENGOZZI - SOLDANI - Tossicologia Veterinaria. Edizioni Idelson- Gnocchi-2010. The students are, however, reminded that the text must be integrated with classroom lectures.
Frontal lessons and lab practice
Assessment methods and criteria