Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to allow the student to know and to understand the principles that govern the interactions of drugs with the body, the principles of general toxicology, the adverse reactions of drugs and their evaluation, the fundamental aspects associated with the use of some drugs of more specific interest, with particular reference to some of the most commonly used drugs in motor and sports environments.
There are not prerequisites. However, the following exams are highly recommended:
Course contents summary
The first part of the course concerns principles that govern the interactions of drugs with the body, both in terms of pharmacokinetics (absorption, metabolism, distribution and elimination) and pharmacodynamics (mechanism of action). The second part is addressed to discussion of the fundamental notions concerning the principles of general toxicology. The third part deals with the knowledge of the fundamental aspects associated with the use of some drugs, with particular reference to some of the most commonly used drugs in motor and sports environments.
Clark MA, Finkel JAR, Whalen, K. Le basi della farmacologia. 2nd edition Zanichelli.
Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G. Farmacologia. Milano: Elsevier, last edition
The slides used to support lessons, as an integral part of the teaching material, will be uploaded at the end of the classes on the Elly website.
Assessment methods and criteria
It will be evaluated the knowledge and the understanding of the topics discussed in the course, by administering a test consisting of 13 multiple choice questions (only one answer is correct) and an open question. TEST: For each correct answer 2 points; wrong or not given answer 0 points. OPEN QUESTION:
evaluation from 0 to 4 points