PHARMACOLOGY AND CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding skills
1) To acquire the basic notions of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy 2) To acquire preliminary pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic notions for understanding the pharmacological activity of drugs.
3) To know the pharmacological activity of the main drugs for cardiovascular prevention and their mechanisms of action
4) To Acquire ability in using the specific language of the discipline.
Knowledge and understanding applied skills
1) To apply the knowledge of the mechanisms of action of drugs to define their pharmacological activity and use
1) To evaluate the validity of cardiovascular prevention strategy in independent manner
1) Possess the ability to synthesize information and effectively communicate it to specialists and non-specialists.
1) Develop skills and methodology that will allow you to study in a highly indipendent way.
2) Updating the knowledge through the consultation of scientific databases
Course contents summary
- General pharmacology principles
- Pincipal classes of drugs
- Prevention of cardiovascular disease
- Antihypertensive and anticoagulant drugs, hypolipidemic drugs, drugs for diabetes and obesity
General Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Principles
Quantal and gradual responses
Eficacy and Potenzy
Repeat dose kinetics
Cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism
Global cardiovascular risk
Drugs for obesity
Non-pharmacological Approaches to Cardiovascular Prevention,
GOODMAN & GILMAN’S: "The pharmacological basis of therapeutics"
Slides provided by the teacher
The lessons will be mainly frontal, but organized in order to involve students. The slides used to support lessons, as an integral part of the teaching material, will be provided directly to the students and uploaded on the Elly platform.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Scale of assessment: 0-30
Weights and evaluation criteria:
1) Acquired knowledge (up to 16/30);
2) Ability to apply the acquired knowledge and to make connections between the covered topics (up to 9/30);
3) capacity to communicate concepts through the use of the specific language of the discipline (up to 5/30).