Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID180000087

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To introduce students into the basic principles of Pharmacology; the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics parameters of drugs; the various pharmacological classes of drugs; the mechanism underlying the actions of the drugs in the body; the factors contributing to pharmacological response; the emergence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs); drug interactions; drug dosage scheme selection upon drug prescription and drug delivery in clinical practice.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Pharmacology; Drug-receptor interactions; Mechanisms underlying the emergence of drug resistance; Pharmacogenetics-Pharmacogenomics and drug idiosyncrasy; Pharmacokinetics processes: absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion (ADME); Drug interactions; Neuron cell types; Synapses; Taxonomy of neuronal receptors; Mechanism of action and structure-activity relationships of neurotransmitters; Autonomous nervous system; Parasympathomimetic drugs acting either in muscarinic or nicotinic receptors; Acetyl-cholinesterase-inhibiting drugs; Parasympatholytic drugs; Autonomic ganglia-blocking drugs; Skeletal muscle relaxant drugs; Sympathomimetics acting on adrenergic alpha- or beta- receptors; Sympatholytics acting on adrenergic alpha- or beta- receptors; Cardiac glycosides and positive inotropic agents; Diuretic drugs; Antihypertensive and anti-angina agents; Antiarrhythmic agents; Histamine and antihistaminics; Ergot alkaloids; Bronchodilators and other agents used for the treatment of asthma; Local anaesthetics; Drugs acting in gastrointestinal tract and the liver-bile duct system; Anti-hypercholesterolemia drugs; Hormones of hypothalamus and pituitary gland (hypophysis); Thyroid hormones and related drugs; Adrenal glands hormones and related agents; Estrogens; Androgens; Diabetes, Insulin and related drugs; Vitamins.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Laptop and projector are used in the presentation of lessons, students can contact with the professor via email
Course Organization
Laboratory Work160.5
Student Assessment
Exams at the end of the semester; essay submission in laboratory tests.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μοριακή-Κλινική Φαρμακολογία κ. Τσιφτσόγλου Φαρμακολογία R. Harvey και P. Champe
Additional bibliography for study
Παρέχεται σε προσωπικό επίπεδο και μετά από αίτηση των διδασκόμενων
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