Introduction to Pharmacology

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη Φαρμακολογία / Introduction to Pharmacology
CodeΙΑ1028
FacultyHealth Sciences
SchoolMedicine
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorParaskevi Papaioannidou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600017879

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course534

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
600171855
SectionInstructors
1. Α' ΕΡΓ. ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ
2. ΕΡΓ. ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗΣ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ1001 Medical Biology
  • ΙΑ1004 General Biochemistry
  • ΙΑ1012 General Physiology
  • ΙΑ1018 Biochemistry II
  • ΙΑ1019 Physiology I
  • ΙΑ1025 Physiology II
General Prerequisites
The above courses are regarded as prerequisites for a good understanding of Systemic Pharmacology. There are no prerequisites 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 and sympathetic nervous system, so that they can understand better their clinical utility in future courses and administer them safely in clinical praxis. They will be able to appreciate the significance of pharmacological modulation of chemical mediators in preparation for the studying of Systemic Pharmacology in future semesters. They will have become familiar with the effects of age, comorbidity, polypharmacy, and interindividual variability on drug action.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introductory concepts-Pharmacodynamics-Mechanisms of drug action; Pharmacokinetics; Drug-drug interactions-adverse effects and drug toxicity; Methodology and measurements; Drug discovery and development; Biopharmaceuticals; Gene therapy and cell therapy; Special groups of patients; Interindividual variability; Pharmacogenetics; Chemical mediators and cholinergic drugs; Chemical mediators and adrenergic drugs; Other chemical mediators-serine, adenosine, adenine nucleotides, NAD; Topical hormones; Neurotransmitters; Cannabinoids; Peptide/protein mediators-gaseous mediators; Drug abuse and dependence
Keywords
pharmacological concepts and definitions, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, agonist, antagonist, drug-drug interactions, adverse effects, pharmacogenetics, adrenergic, cholinergic, chemical mediators, drug dependence
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
Lectures220.8
Reading Assigment501.8
Tutorial351.3
Exams50.2
Total1124
Student Assessment
Description
Basic understanding of the material taught is evaluated throughout the course by short answer and problem solving questions. Final evaluation and grading takes place following completion of lectures, through multiple answer questions, as described in the course curriculum.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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
02-10-2020