Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID180000092

Programme of Study: Programme of Studies 2008-

Registered students: 325
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course635.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To introduce undergraduate students of Pharmacy into the basic principles of Pharmacology; the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics parameters of drugs; the various classes of medicines; the mechanism underlying their actions in the human body; the factors contributing to pharmacological response; the emergence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs); possible drug-drug interactions; drug dosage scheme selection upon drug prescription and drug delivery in clinical practice. Emphasis is given on medicines acting on CNS and on chemotherapeutics for microbial, viral infections as well as neoplastic diseases. Part of these courses cover the therapy of hematopoietic and immune disorders as well as biopharmaceutics and several others.
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 Central Nervous System (CNS) pharmacology; Anti-parkinsonism drugs; Opioid analgesics; CNS depressant agents; Barbiturates; Antidepressant drugs; Antianxiety agents; Psychotropics; Anti-psychotropic drugs; Psycho-stimulants; Alcohols; Non-opiod analgesics; NSAIDs; Antigout and anti- hyperuricaemia drugs; Anemias; Iron pharmacology; Vitamin B12; Folic acid; Antiemetic drugs; Expectorant agents; Antacids; Antidiarrhoeals; Laxatives; Antineoplastic agents; Antimicrobial drugs; Antituberculosis drugs; Antifungal drugs; Disinfectants; Antiseptics; Immunosuppressive drugs; Serum; Vaccines; Antibodies; Plasma clot mechanisms; Anticoagulant (anticlotting) agents.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work16
Student Assessment
Written 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)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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