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Psychiatry - Module of Pharmacology

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Pharmacology

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Academic year 2023/2024

Course ID
SCB0218A
Teachers
Massimo Collino
Ilaria Bertocchi
Loredana Serpe
Year
4th year
Teaching period
Second semester
Type
Basic
Credits/Recognition
2 (16 hours of lectures, 8 hours of exercises)
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
BIO/14 - pharmacology
Delivery
Formal authority
Language
English
Attendance
Mandatory
Type of examination
Oral
Type of learning unit
modulo
Modular course
Psychiatry (SCB0218)
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

The aim of the Course is to provide knowledge of the rational bases of neuropharmacological therapy and the clinical applications of drugs acting on the nervous system. At the end of the Course, the Student will be able to evaluate and describe the general properties of drugs acting on the central nervous system, providing their possible clinical applications, taking into consideration chemical structure, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics and connections between pharmacological effects and adverse drug reactions.

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Results of learning outcomes

Mechanisms of action, side effects, pharmacological interactions, pharmacokinetics and clinical use drugs acting on the nervous system.

Knowledge of the main determinants of variability in responses to drugs acting on the nervous system.

The Student should be able to understand the rational bases for the clinical use of drugs, predicting the pharmacological effects both from diagnostic/therapeutic and toxicological point of view.

In particular, the learning outcomes will be:

  • Knowledge and understanding ability

the Student will be able to learn and understand the topics of the Neuropsychopharmacology program

  • Applying knowledge and understanding

the Student will be able to apply the knowledge and to understand neuropsychopharmacology with diagnostic, preventive and curative purposes

  • Independent Judgement

the Student will be able to develop a good judgment and analysis autonomy on pharmacological problems

  • Communication skills

the Student will be able to develop good communication skills and suitable language properties in the didactic field

  • Learning skills

the Student will be able to develop functional organizational and learning skills in future institutional settings.

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Program

  • Drugs to treat Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • Narcotic Analgesics and Anti-migraine
  • Substance abuse and drug addiction disorders
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Drugs used for eating disorders
  • Hypnotic and anxiolytic sedatives
  • Antiepileptics
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Course delivery

To achieve the educational objectives, the Course will provide lectures with a strong interactive component and use of multimedia tools (ppt presentations and/or videos). 

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Learning assessment methods

Learning will be verified by means of a written exam on the entire program during the same session. The written test will be structured on the basis of 21 multiple choice questions (1.5 points for each correct answer; wrong answers will have a penalty of -0.5). Questions will be provided through the Moodle platform

The time for the test is 20 minutes.

Suggested readings and bibliography



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Book
Title:  
The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry
Year of publication:  
2019
Publisher:  
American Psychiatric Publishing
Author:  
William W. Johnstone
ISBN  
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No


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Notes

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