Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2019/2020
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SCIENZE MOTORIE
Disciplinary sector: 
PHARMACOLOGY (BIO/14)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Dott.ssa MAZZEO Filomena
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The basic principles of pharmacology and pharmacodynamics, as well as the variability of interindividual response in relation to genetic factors, age and sex and the criteria for
assessment of the risk-benefit ratio.
The student should know the mechanism of action, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, unwanted side effects, toxicological aspects, therapeutic bases, contraindications, toxicities and drug interactions pathologies. Finally, the student must know the toxicology of consumables and those that can be used to improve physical performance. Legislative aspects of Doping.

Prerequisites

The student must acquire and assimilate the following knowledge provided by chemistry courses, Biochemistry and General Physiology

Syllabus

GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY
Drugs and Sports. Concept of drug and pharmacological action. Origin and classification of drugs. Development of a drug
Pharmacokinetics: Routes of drug administration. Passage of drugs across cell membranes. Absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs. Pharmacokinetic parameters.
Pharmacodynamics: Sites and mechanisms of action of drugs. Drug receptors and their classifications. Dose-response relationship. Agonists and antagonists. Factors that modify the action of drugs. Habit. Individual variations and drug interactions. Abnormal responses to drug administration: idiosyncrasy, drug-allergy.
MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY AND NEUROTRANSMISSIONS
Drug-receptor bond and signal transduction processes. Principles of pharmacology of the autonomic and peripheral nervous system (cholinergic and adrenergic system) and central nervous system (glutamatergic neurotransmission, GABA, dopaminergic, serotonergic, histaminergic, opioid).
SPECIAL PHARMACOLOGY
Non-Steroidal and Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Peripheral and central nervous system drugs. Drugs of the Cardiovascular System, Blood and Kidney. Respiratory System Drugs. Digestive System Drugs. Immune system drugs. Metabolic drugs. Hormones and drugs of the Endocrine System. Medicines for the treatment of the genitourinary tract.
Antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents: Principles of antimicrobial therapy
Doping drugs: mechanism of action and side effects. WADA list. Laboratory investigation tools for the analysis of pharmacological substances.
Legislative elements concerning doping. WADA and Antidoping
Food supplements in sports practice

- General pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodinamic
- MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY AND NEUROTRASMISSIONS
- SPECIAL PHARMACOLOGY
- Drug abuse and doping: phenomenology of doping.
International regulatory frameworks relating to anti-doping: world anti-doping code; subject to restriction and their prescription in case of need for therapeutic use; request for exemption for therapeutic purposes; declaration of therapeutic use. I check anti-doping.
List of substances and medical practices whose use is considered doping.
Pharmaco-toxicological aspects of the different classes of prohibited substances

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

- Howland R.D., Mycek M.J. – Le basi della Farmacologia – Zanichelli, Bologna
-Mottram D.R. -
- Le basi della farmacologia Autori: Clark - Finkel - Rey - Whalen Editore: Zanichelli 2013
- Principi di farmacologia Classificazione. Interazioni. Indicazioni cliniche. Autori: Henry Hitner, Barbara Nagle Edizione italiana a cura di A. Sala 2014
- Farmacologia Integrata. Autori: C. P. Page, M. J. Curtis, M. C. Sutter, M. J. A. Walker, B. B. Hoffman. Edizioni Ambrosiana
- Farmacologia. Autori: Rang H.p., Dale M.m. , Ritter J.m., Flower R.j., Henderson G. Editore Masson-Edra
Sul doping
Curatore: Mottram
Titolo: Farmaci e Sport, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Prima edizione (2005)

Learning assessment

oral exam and/or write

More information

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