Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
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Como - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
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There are no prerequisites for this integrated course. The Chemistry and Biochemistry and General Biology modules, carried out in the first semester, do not require specific preliminary knowledge, but some basic notions of mathematics, including equivalences, proportions, powers and logarithms. The General Pharmacology module requires a basic knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry, learned in the previous module, and of anatomy and physiology carried out in the corresponding classes during the first year. Students who, despite having passed the admission test to the degree course, have not reached the minimum scores established for the specific disciplines, will be assigned an additional educational obligation (OFA) to be completed within the first year of the course. This obligation, which includes an OFA Recovery Test, will be fulfilled in the ways and terms indicated by the individual teachers at the beginning of the course.

Final Examination: 

The Chemistry and Biochemistry part of the exam is in written form and consists of: open-ended questions of progressive difficulty, aimed at ascertaining the general knowledge of the contents and basic information of the topics according to a criterion of essentiality and to the ability to critically discuss them. For this reason, students are allowed to consult during the test texts and didactic material used for the preparation. The answers are expected to be synthetic, straightforward and precise, and at the same time exhaustive. For this reason, the time available for the test is 45 minutes. The evaluation of the paper will only report errors, deficiencies and incompleteness. The correct formulation of the answers will be presented collectively, immediately after each student's vision of his/her already evaluated paper. In exam sessions that include two appeals, it is advisable to plan to enroll in only one of them. In fact, in the case of serious insufficiency in the Chemistry and Biochemistry test sustained in a first appeal, the outcome in the subsequent appeal of the same session, especially if close to the date, is still very frequently negative. b For the general BIOLOGY module, the test consists of a quiz of 31 questions with 4 answers, one of which is correct. If the teacher deems it necessary, an oral exam of 5-10 'can follow both partial tests, The exam test relating to the PHARMACOLOGY module consists of 27 statements regarding the different topics covered, which the student must indicate whether true or false. The test also foresees the development of a topic dealt with during the course. For the assessment, each correct statement of the "true or false" test will be worth one point and no points will be removed following incorrect answers. The open question can be worth from a minimum of -3 points to a maximum of 3 points In order to have a sufficient evaluation (18), the sum of the mark obtained in the "true or false" test and that obtained in the open question must be 18/30. The exam is written, but any oral integration can take place on the basis of the evaluation of the paper or at the request of the students. At the request of the students, the papers will be available to students for a week from the exam date and then definitively archived. The integrated course exam is unique, as for all integrated courses, and includes all the disciplines that are part of it. Note that: - the final score is unique, and represents an average of the assessments obtained in each module; - insufficiency in a module compromises the outcome of the entire exam which must be repeated with a new registration.

Voto Finale

The integrated course aims to transmit to future healthcare professionals the logic, the language, and the conceptual foundations of the scientific reasoning. Students are expected to become confident enough in life sciences to be able to reject with conviction ideological or magical thought in the context of one's professional activity. Specifically, the course aims to provide the student with the knowledge to understand biological phenomena at the cellular and tissue level, the interaction between organism and drugs in normal and pathological conditions, and the possible therapeutic implications. The course consists of the following modules: - Chemistry and Biochemistry - General biology - General pharmacology EXPECTED LEARNING RESULTS At the end of the course, the student will be able to: 1. know the chemical bases of the structure of living matter and understand its interactions in the physiological environment 2. discuss the energy and kinetic requirements of biological reactions 3. know the function of the main classes of biomolecules; in particular, their metabolism in physiological and pathological conditions and the structure/function relationship of nucleic acids 4. distinguish between mitotic and meiotic phases and apply the genetic basis of heredity to family trees. 5. Discuss the regulation of cellular and systemic energy metabolism and the nutritional properties of the main food classes. 6. know the general principles that underlie the interaction between the human body and drugs and their mechanism of action 7. set a correct dosage 8. assess the risk related to the use of drugs in relation to various factors (route of administration, adverse effects, intolerance to drugs, drug interactions 9. manage, store and use drugs in the hospital setting. 10. Illustrate the main legislative provisions regarding the production and use of drugs 11. Discuss the preclinical and clinical study phases for the discovery of new drugs.