Curricular Unit:Code:
Pharmacology and Therapeutics841FTER
3MasterDentistry4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Acquisition of comprehensive knowledge on general pharmacology, including pharmacokinetic characteristics of drugs, routes of administration, mechanisms of action, adverse effects, the most relevant drug interactions and clinical indications. Other goal to achieve is the adaptation of this knowledge to clinical practice, focusing on drugs handled in dentistry.
1. Basic concepts of pharmacology
2. Drugs used in pain management
3. Drugs acting on the central nervous system
4. Drugs acting in the coagulation system
5. Antibiotics in dentistry
6. Prescription to special groups
7. Drugs used in special situations
8. Drugs that interfere with dental practice
9. Analysis and discussion of clinical cases
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The theoretical program aims to provide general and specific knowledge of the drugs most used in dental practice, including its mechanism of action, its therapeutic and adverse effects, drug interactions and their limitations in dental procedures. The theoretical-practical program of the course seeks to provide a solid education on fundamental principles concerning the use of these drugs in clinical practice. Students have the opportunity to develop skills that allow them to get better results, reducing the risks and provide effective dental care.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
In the theoretical component of the course of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the basic fundamentals of general pharmacology are exposed in the classroom, using images and other study materials. Using the same teaching methodologies, the drugs most used in dentistry, as well as the drugs that interfere with dental treatments will be analyzed and discussed herein. The assessment of the theoretical component of the unit is based in 2 written tests (50% each). In theoretical-practical component concepts studied in the theoretical component will be developed and applied in the analysis and discussion of scientific papers and answers of dental case studies. The approval to the theoretical-practical component will include the execution of two written tests of practical nature (50% each). The final classification of the course will be 80% of the theoretical mark and 20% of the theoretical-practical mark.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, students should be able to recognize and describe the drugs most used in dental practice, and prescribe these in the treatment of various clinical situations. In this sense, the course of Pharmacology and Therapeutics is divided into two essential components. In the theoretical component are the basic concepts in general and special pharmacology are studied. In theoretical-practical component, the student will be called to discuss and criticize scientific articles and clinical cases.
[1] Rang and Dale's pharmacology, J Ritter, R Flower, G Henderson, Y Loke, D MacEwan e H Rang. (Eds), 9th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2019. ISBN: 9780702074486.
[2] Terapêutica Medicamentosa e suas Bases Farmacológicas (Manual de Farmacologia e Farmacoterapia), S Guimarães, D Moura e P Soares da Silva (Eds), 6ª edição, Porto Editora, 2014. ISBN: 9789720017949.
[3] Goodman & Gilman´s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, L Brunton, B Knollmann e R Hilal-Dandan (Eds), 13th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2018. ISBN: 9781259584732.
[4] Terapêutica Medicamentosa em Odontologia; Eduardo Dias de Andrade; 3ª Edição; Artes Médicas Lda; 2014. ISBN: 9788536702131
[5] Wannmacher e Ferreira; Farmacologia Clínica para Dentistas; 3ª edição; Guanabara Koogan; 2007. ISBN-13: 978-8527713269.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Adriana Pimenta (
Inês Guimarães (
Maria João Begonha (
Pedro Barata (
Rosa Begonha (