At the end of the course, the student should have learned the pharmacology (pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical uses, side effects and contraindications) of the active principles that must be part of the professional background of all medical doctors, general practitioners or clinical specialists.
The course is mostly focused on drugs that act systemically and are used in long-term treatments. Less relevant is the in detail knowledge of the pharmacology of drugs that are used topically in ocular, dental, dermatological practice, as well as of drugs used systemically for a very short time by specialized personnel, such as the general anesthetics.
The student should also learn the clinically relevant issues in the toxicology of each class of drugs.
The course offers an update on new drugs and recent relevant clinical trials. Special attention is paid to the fact that the student learns to read clinical studies distinguishing between the relevant information and the promotion-related content.