Pharmacology I

Course Information
TitleΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ 1 / Pharmacology I
CodeΙΑ0339
FacultyHealth Sciences
SchoolMedicine
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorParaskevi Papaioannidou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID200000337

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Medicine (2014-2019)

Registered students: 515
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course633.5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600150447
SectionInstructors
1. Α' ΕΡΓ. ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ
2. ΕΡΓ. ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗΣ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ0366 Introduction to Pathological Physiology
  • ΙΑ0249 Biochemistry 1
  • ΙΑ0250 Biochemistry 2
  • ΙΑ0256 General Physiology
  • ΙΑ0264 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • ΙΑ0273 Medical Biology
  • ΙΑ0342 Physiology I
  • ΙΑ0343 Physiology II
General Prerequisites
The above subjects are regarded as prerequisites for the understanding of the course Pharmacology II. There are no prerquisites by law.
Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, the students will be able to understand the basic concepts of 1) pharmacokinetics - to the extent that they are able to perform simple pharmacokinetic calculations (e.g., loading dose, maintenance dose) and can estimate the probability of drug-drug interactions, 2) pharmacodynamics, so that they understand the concept of agonism and antagonism, as well as the relation between mechanism of action, efficacy, toxicity, clinical utility, indications, contra-indications, adverse reactions, and pharmacodynamic drug-drug interactions, and 3) the basic properties (pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, contraindications) of drugs acting on the parasympathetic, sympathetic and central nervous system, so that they can understand better their clinical utility in future courses and administer them safely in clinical praxis.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction in Pharmacology; terminology. Principles of pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion). Pharmacodynamics (receptors; agonists/antagonists; adverse effects). Clinical relevance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodyanmics - Special groups of patients. Pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system (cholinergic agonists/antagonists; adrenergic agonists/antagonists). Pharmacology of the central nervous system (antiparkinsonic drugs, anxiolytics, hypnotics, antiepileptic drugs, stimulants, anesthetics, antidepressive drugs, neuroleptic drugs, opioids). Drug abuse. Methodology and measurement in pharmacology (proclinical/ clinical development of drugs).
Keywords
pharmakological definitions, pharmakokinetics, pharmakodynamics, agonist, antagonist, adrenergic, cholinergic, CNS, cardiovascular
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures351.3
Tutorial451.7
Written assigments100.4
Exams10.0
Total913.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ, Humphrey G. Rang, James M. Ritter, Rod Flower, Graeme Henderson, Έκδοση: 8η/2018, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΡΙΣΙΑΝΟΥ, ΑΘΗΝΑ 2. GOODMAN & GILLMANS Η ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΒΑΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ, Έκδοση: 2η έκδ./2015, Συγγραφείς: Brunton L. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ BROKEN HILL PUBLISHERS LTD, ΑΘΗΝΑ 2015 3. ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ, Έκδοση: 6η/2015, Συγγραφείς: HARVEY A. RICHARD,KAREN WHALEN,RICH.FINKEL,TH.A.PANAVELIL, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΡΙΣΙΑΝΟΥ, ΑΘΗΝΑ 2015
Last Update
03-07-2020