The main objectives of the course are as follows:
-To provide essential knowledge on the physiopathology of the acute and chronic diseases (e.g. chronic intestinal disease, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, pancreatitis) and to identify their relationship and inter-dependency.
-To apply these skills to the full spectrum of diseases in human.
-To develop the transferable skills on acute and chronic diseases (including physiopathology, oral communication with patients, team work, decision making during diseases) between students and patients.
The aim of the course is to provide a specific knowledge of the mechanisms of action and side effects of different classes of drugs used in commonly occurring pathologies, as well as of drugs affecting food intake and metabolism. Furthermore, attention is given to drugs acting on digestive system, tio antibiotics and to the interactions between drugs and nutrients. The content of the course is shortly outlined below.
To provide knowledge for nutritional and therapeutic management of patients with metabolic, cardio-vascular and kidney diseases.
To provide essential knowledge on the physiopathology of the acute and chronic diseases (e.g. chronic intestinal disease, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, pancreatitis) and to identify their relationship and inter-dependency.
Neuropsychopharmacology – Antipsychotics; Biological basis of drug addiction; Promoting factors: drug-related, subject-related (genetic polymorphisms), environment-related. Tolerance: innate, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, behavioral. Mechanisms of pharmacodynamic tolerance. Sensitization. Physical dependence. Withdrawal syndrome. Effects of ethanol abuse.
Antiinflammatory drugs - non-steroidal, steroids
Chemotherapy and antibiotics – Penicillins, cefalosporins and other beta-lactams.
Drugs of digestive system - Antiemetics, prokinetics, laxatives, anti-diarrheal drugs.
Interactions between drugs and nutrients. - Influence of the nutritional status on drug effect. Influence of food on drug effect. Influence of drugs on nutritional status and nutrient availability.
Obesity and metabolic syndrome
Diet therapy in cardiovascular disease
Nutrition in kidney diseases
The hyperuricemia: Nutritional therapy
Osteoporosis: nutritional problems
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: nutrizonali issues
Principi di medicina interna (Harrison text book) Mc Graw Hill.
1. Farmacologia per le professioni sanitarie
Autore : Rossi Francesco; Cuomo Vincenzo; Riccardi Carlo, Editore: Minerva Medica, 2014.
2. Compendio di farmacologia generale e speciale
Autore : Matilde Amico Roxas, Achille P. Caputi, Mario Del Tacca, UTET, Torino, 2006.
Vanozzi G- Leandro G. Lineamenti di Dietoterapia e nutrizione clinica; Fatati G. Dietetica e nutrizione