Curricular Unit:Code:
Pharmacology and Therapeutics1077FTER
1UndergraduateNursing5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
- Acquire knowledge about pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics;
- Know the main groups of drugs used in clinical practice including their pharmacokinetic characteristics, mechanisms of action, adverse effects, routes of administration, drug interactions and their clinical indications, and the application of this knowledge to clinical practice;
- Acquire knowledge about the different groups of drugs used in Nursing;
- Know how to interpret therapeutic guidelines and negative results associated with medication;
- Know the different routes of administration of the drug, preparation and dilutions;
- Know the circumstances that may affect the action of drugs or the therapeutic response;
- Develop skills in Pharmacology and therapeutics for the provision of nursing care.
Theoretical and Theoretical-Practical classes:
1. General notions of Pharmacology
2. General pharmacology
- Pharmacokinetics
- Pharmacodynamics
- General mechanisms of action of drugs
3. Drugs with action on the central nervous system
4. Drugs used to pain control
5. Drugs with action on the cardiovascular system
6. Drugs with action on the endocrine system
7. Drugs with action on the digestive system
8. Drugs with action on coagulation
9. Drugs with action on the respiratory system
10. Antibiotics
11. Antineoplastic therapy
12. Pharmacotherapy for special populations
13. Pharmacovigilance and Drug Interactions
14. Sources of information about medicines
15. Medication and Medication Circuit
Laboratorial classes:
- Preparation of drugs based on therapeutic tables
- Dilutions
- Stability of the drug
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics curricular unit provide nursing students with the acquisition of scientific, technical and interpersonal skills that allow nurses to develop interventions in the field of therapy. The knowledge of the pharmacological foundations, the different targets and therapeutic objectives, as well as the risks associated with each therapeutic agenda, will allow the student to develop his critical spirit, inserted in a multidisciplinary care team, and to exercise, with greater technical-scientific autonomy his profession. The incorporated themes allow the student to transfer knowledge and skills on pharmacology and therapeutics to provide nursing care at the most diverse levels.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The curricular unit is developed in contact hours and in the student's autonomous working time. In order to guarantee the intended objectives, it is used the exposition and debate of relevant theoretical concepts in the classroom, orientation of the autonomous study of the students by consulting the recommended bibliography, resolution of proposed exercises, discussion of clinical cases and laboratory simulation. Continuous assessment consists of two written tests (70%) and laboratory practice (30%). UFP Pedagogical Regulation applies to all items.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The contents taught in Theoretical, Theoretical-Practical and Laboratory practice classes allow the transfer of knowledge and skills on pharmacology and therapeutics for the provision of nursing care at the most diverse levels. In relation to the Laboratory practice sessions, through the use of simulated practices, these allow the development of skills related to the different routes of administration of the drug and dilutions.
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