MG: Endocrine System and Digestive and Respiratory Tract

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBFA039-05
Vaknaam MG: Endocrine System and Digestive and Respiratory Tract
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam MG: Endocrine System and Digestive and Respiratory Tract
Leerdoelen At the end of the course MG: Endocrine System and Digestive and Respiratory Tract, the student:
- Can explain the physiology and pathophysiology of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, skin and
endocrine system;
- Can explain the pharmacological mechanisms of action, the main pharmacokinetic aspects and the therapeutic
applications of drugs used in diseases of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, skin and endocrine system;
- Understands the most important pharmacokinetic aspects and therapeutic backgrounds of the drugs of the
respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, skin and endocrine system.
- Can describe the pharmacochemical background of the hormones and drugs of the respiratory tract,
gastrointestinal tract, skin and endocrine system.
Omschrijving In the course MG: Endocrine System and Digestive and Respiratory Tract, the following topics are discussed:
Respiratory tract: bronchodilators, anti-inflammatories, anti-allergics, decongestants, cough medicines;
Digestive tract: stomach / esophagus: anti-ulcer drugs, prokinetics, anti-emetics;
intestines: antispasmodics, anti-diarrheal agents, laxatives, anti-inflammatory agents;
Skin: keratolytics, keratoplastics, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-allergics.
Endocrine system:
- Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism: thyroid hormones, antithyroid drugs, glucocorticosteroids, pancreatic hormones, growth hormone.
- Immune system: glucocorticosteroids.
- Water and mineral balance: ADH, mineralocorticosteroids, calcitriol, calcitonin.
- Growth: growth hormone, thyroid hormones, sex hormones.
- Reproduction: estrogens, progestins, anti-estrogens, antiprogestants, contraceptives, oxytocin, prolactin, androgens, anabolic steroids, anti-androgens.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC)
(LC: 48 hrs)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The exam consists of 40 MC questions and 2 essay questions. The grade will be determined for 2/3 by the MC questions and for 1/3 by the essay questions)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. R. Gosens
Docent(en) dr. H.A. Baarsma ,prof. dr. M. Schmidt
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology (8th or 9th edition) Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Physiology and Pharmacology WBFA020-05, Human Physiology WBFA022-03, Pathology WBFA024-05, Receptor Pharmacology WBFA036-05.
Opmerkingen Adapted 23-04-2021
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