Pharmacology I2

Farmacologia I

Curse code:9494327

Isabel Margarida Pratas dos Reis Costa

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

Students must acquire knowledge about the mechanism of action of the drugs listed in GLOBAL PROGRAMME CONTENTS, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile, major interactions, side effects, indications and contraindications.
Develop skills that allow to:

  • Make the selection and dispensing of drugs
  • Interpret and evaluate medical prescriptions
  • Follow up the use of drugs
  • Provide correct information on drugs to health professionals and patients in order to promote its correct use

In theoretical-practical classes students should develop skills that allow to:

  • Integrate knowledge, deal with complex issues and solve problems in new situations
  • Develop research, interpretation and synthesis skills
  • Develop written and oral communication of scientific content and teamwork
  • Communicate knowledge, arguments and conclusions clearly and unambiguously
  • Make a lifelong self-directed and autonomous learning
  1. General pharmacology – concepts
  2. Pharmacology of anti-infective agents
  3. Pharmacology of analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agents
  4. Autonomic nervous system drugs
  5. Cardiovascular system drugs
  6. Drugs used in blood clotting disorders
  7. Drugs used in the treatment of dyslipidemias
In each pharmacological group will addressed the following aspects:
Main drugs of each group
Mechanism of action
Main pharmacokinetic characteristics
Main indications and contraindications
Adverse effects
Drug interactions
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Katzung BG ed. (2006) “Basic and Clinical Pharmacology” 10th ed., McGraw Hill. ISBN 978-0-0714-5153-6
  • Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM (2007) “Farmacologia” 6th ed., Elsevier. ISBN 978-8-5352-2243-2
  • Guimarães S, Moura D, Soares da Silva P (2006) “Terapêutica medicamentosa e suas bases farmacológicas” 5th ed., Porto Editora, Porto. ISBN 978-9-7200-6029-7
  • Craig CR, Stitzel RE (2004) “Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications” 6th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-0-7817-3762-3
  • Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC (2010) “Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics” 12th ed., McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN: 978-0071624428


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