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CB4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to an audience, both specialized and non-specialized
CE3_Know the different groups of drugs, the principles of their authorization, use and indication and the mechanisms of action of the same
CE4_Use of medicines, evaluating the expected benefits and the associated risks and / or effects derived from their administration and consumption
CG10_Protect the health and well-being of the people, family or groups cared for, ensuring their safety
CG1_To be able, in the field of nursing, to give adequate technical and professional attention to the health needs of the people they care for, in accordance with their state of development of the scientific knowledge of each moment and with the levels of quality and safety that are established in the applicable legal and deontological norms
CT 1 Develop the ability to assess inequalities based on sex and gender, to design solutions
The Pharmacology subject aims to introduce second-year nursing students to the knowledge and use of pharmacological strategies for the treatment of patients.
It is intended that the students know the concepts and general principles essential for the pharmacological treatment of the most frequent diseases in the population. Students must know the beneficial and harmful effects of drugs, their mechanism of action, the risk of interaction with other drugs and food, their use in case of poisoning and their main indications as well as contraindications.
The gender perspective will be an aspect that the teaching staff will take into account by making an inclusive and non-sexist use of language and promoting the equal participation of everyone in an inclusive environment both in master classes and in seminar sessions. The different pharmacological responses in both women and men will become visible. Female bibliographic references will be provided in the classroom to the extent that the subject allows it and the full first name of the authors will be used. Regarding the images of the content in the teaching material, the non-perpetuation of stereotypes will be encouraged.
LO 17. Identify the different pharmacological families as well as their indications, contraindications, implicit nursing care.
LO 18. Calculate and administer the dosages of prescribed drugs.
LO 19. Interpret the beneficial and adverse pharmacological effects produced by the administration of the different drugs, and respond appropriately to them.
LO 20. Report mistakes and adverse effects.
RA 21. Respect the ethical principles that guarantee the needs of safety, quality and legality.
LO 26. Identify gender deviations in existing knowledge about health-disease processes.
LO 29. Analyze gender differences and gender inequalities in etiology, anatomy, physiology, and pathologies; in differential diagnosis, therapeutic options and pharmacological response, and in prognosis; in caring for people, as well as in other types of diagnoses and health interventions.
The subject's methodology will be carried out by combining face-to-face classroom time with independent work time, supported by the virtual learning environment.
The distribution is distributed as follows:
|MD1. Plenary exhibition sessions||Master classes Classes aimed at debating and clarifying content. Discussion classes of scientific readings||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
|MD2 and MD3. Seminars||Group work aimed at analyzing problems using problem-based learning. Preparation and presentation of situations or practical cases. Cooperative learning activities||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
|MD6. Tutorials||Face-to-face tutorials in groups or individually||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
|MD11. Self-employment||Independent study and work based on reading recommended texts, articles and guides. Study of contents developed in the subject. Preparation of evaluations||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
Introduction to the subject. Basic principles of pharmacology
Origin and composition of drugs
Research and development of new drugs. Pre-clinical, clinical trials and pharmacovigilance
Medicinal forms of common use
Routes of drug administration
Pharmacokinetics: dynamics of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs
Pharmacodynamics: molecular mechanisms of action of drugs
Individual drug responses. Pharmacogenetics
Adverse drug reactions. Allergies and intolerances, toxic effects
Interactions between drugs and between drugs and food
Blood glucose control: Insulin and hypoglycemics
Thyroid and antithyroid drugs
Pharmacology of the respiratory system
Antitussives, mucolytics and expectorants
Cardiovascular and renal pharmacology
Pharmacology of heart failure
Pharmacology of the digestive tract
Antacids and antiemetics
Drugs for gastric motility disorders
Pharmacotherapy of inflammatory bowel disease
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic
Analgesics, antipyretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Antivirals and antiretrovirals
Autonomic nervous system
Cholinergics and anticholinergics
Adrenergic and antiadrenergic
Central nervous system
Antidepressants and anxiolytics
Opioids and analgesics
Antiepileptics and anticonvulsants
Treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
Hypnotics and sedatives
Pharmacology of hypercholesterolemia
Treatment of hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis
Anticoagulants, fibrinolytics and antiplatelets
Hematopoietic and antianemic growth factors
Treatments for intoxications
They will consist of 3 two-hour sessions where the different concepts learned during the lectures will be worked on in an applied manner.
The resolution of these will have to be delivered according to the pre-established working groups at the beginning of each session.
AF1. Master class
AF9. Personal study
The evaluation of the subject is continuous, through different tools to assess the different skills needed to pass the subject.
Competencies will be assessed through the following activities:
|Evaluation activity||Weighting||Assessed skills|
|Individual exam (PEM and short questions)||60%||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
|Questionnaires and individual activities (Moodle)||25%||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
|Group work (seminars)||15%||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
It is necessary to obtain at least a grade of 5 in the individual exam as an indispensable condition to pass the subject.
The resit assessment will consist of a combined test of multiple-choice questions and short questions similar to the final exam.
As established in article 5 of Royal Decree 1125/2003, the results obtained by the student will be graded according to the numerical scale from 0 to 10, with the corresponding grade:
0 – 4,9: suspension (SS)
5 – 6,9: Pass (AP)
7 – 8,9: remarkable (NT)
9 – 10: excellent (SB)
When the qualification of the subject is of Excellent (mark superior to 9 points) the educational of the asignatura will be able to consider if the student chooses to obtain the qualification of matrícula of honor (MH).
|Evaluation activity in recovery period||Weighting||Assessed skills|
|Individual final exam: PEM and short questions||60%||CB4, CB5, CE3, CE4, CG1, CG10, CT1|
The mark obtained from both the seminar part and the questionnaire part will be maintained when calculating the final mark in case of obtaining a mark higher than 5 points out of 10.
In accordance with current regulations, you can only opt for recovery, if it has been suspended the subject. If the rating is Not presented, you will not be eligible for recovery.
The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.
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