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    Livio LUONGO

    Insegnamento di PHARMACOLOGY 2

    Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA

    SSD: BIO/14

    CFU: 6,00


    Periodo di Erogazione: Annualità Singola


    Lingua di insegnamento



    Teaching language



    Knowledge of the correlation of pharmacological informations with medicine and knowledge of the use of drugs in the treatment and prevention of the diseases

    Textbook and course materials

    Book: Rang &Dale’s 11th edition
    Goodmann and Gilmans: The pharmacological basis of therapeutics 13 Edition

    Course objectives

    to acquire the basic principles necessary for the rational use of the drugs in CNS, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastroenteric metabolic diseases and for the rational use of chemotherapic drugs


    knowledge of biochemistry, physiology, physiopathology

    Teaching methods

    Frontal lessons. Students are also provided with educational material both in paper form and in ppt or pdf presentation. This material does not replace in any way one or more textbooks

    Evaluation methods

    Evaluation of student proficiency is based on oral test (viva voce). The oral exam covers all the aspects of the theory of pharmacology. The questions will be as specific to evaluate the basic knowledge of the topic. The student should be able to discuss on the topic and be able to connect and analyze the different subjects. This means that the student must know the key steps of basic pharmacology, the most relevant for the therapy. Moreover, the student must have a deep knowledge of the most common therapies being able to connect the drugs with diseases. In order to test the acquisition of this ability the student will be asked to solve simple clinical therapeutic oriented problem, e.g recognize a possible drug interaction, the possible adverse reactions and their clinical manifestation. The final grade is expressed in 30/30 were 18 represents the minimum and 30 the maximum and it is established during the oral exam.

    Other information

    lesson slides

    Course Syllabus

    Local hormones and inflammation: NSAIDs, steroids - Analgesic drugs -Treatment of epilepsy-Treatment of Parkinson-Antipsychotic drugs-Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs-Treatment of depression-General and local anesthetics -Treatment of obstructive pulmonary diseases and asthma -Treatment of arrhythmias -Treatment of hypertension-Treatment of heart failure-Antidyslipidemic and atherosclerosis –Antidiabetics-Treatment of gastric acidity, peptic ulcer and GRD-Anticoagulants, antiplatelet and fibrinolytic drugs-Targeted therapies: MAb, TKI, cytochines-Antibacterial drugs Antiviral and antifungal drugs

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