The course is inserted within the specific objectives of the study program which aims to provide the student with advanced knowledge also in the biomedical field. Among these, which include basic knowledge in biology and genetics, intends to favor the development of those related to the principles of neuropsychopharmacology, the use / abuse of substances, with special reference to alcohol related problems. Therefore, the Pharmacology module intends to provide the student with a preparation on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles that specifically account for the effects of alcohol in the Central Nervous System and of some emerging substances of abuse ("smart drugs"). The course, in the hours available (1 CFU), aims to allow the student to develop knowledge on the mechanisms of action of the above-mentioned substances of abuse and their pharmacological treatment.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course the student, as far as his / her competence is concerned, will be able to know: i) the main behavioral effects induced by the abuse of alcohol and some emerging substances of abuse with special reference to "smart drugs"; ii) the pharmacological basis of the therapy of dependence on these substances.
The course will help to provide the Student with tools that will enable him to improve his ability to relate with other professional figures (doctors, nurses) who, in an increasingly multidisciplinary approach, will be called to take care of the client / patient.