Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Clinical Pharmacology (TRANSV)

Clinical Pharmacology (TRANSV)
Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish

Teaching staff

By appointment via e-mail to Dra. Mariana Ponte: mpontecardosoibeiro@uic.es  


Graduates in dentistry have a direct responsibility in the prescription and administration of medications commonly used in dental practice. You should thus be prepared to select the drug which is most appropriate for each patient in the correct administration regime, assess its effects, both therapeutic and adverse, and educate the patient on its use.

The aim of this subject in this Master is to go further insight into the most commonly used drugs prescribed in dentistry, with special emphasis on the pharmacological interactions and side effects.

Pre-course requirements

There are no pre-requisites    


To reinforce the knowledge of the students on the main groups of drugs and medicines prescribed specifically for dental disease: indications, action mechanisms, side effects and contraindications.

To identify the main types of drug interaction between the medication of the patient and that specifically prescribed for dental disease.

To analyse potential problems related to the medication in patients, by using drug databases, clinical trials and critical papers in pharmacology.



Understanding the basics of action, indications and efficacy of pharmacological interventions based on available scientific evidence.

Ability to prescribe the appropriate medication for the patient and the various pathologies

Identifying adverse drug reactions and drug interactions

Know how to use databases available drugs

Ability to work in groups


Learning outcomes

At the end of the Master, the student should be able to:

1. Identify the characteristics of drugs that are relevant to their safe and effective use.

2. Make use of agile and reliable sources of information about medicines.

3. Understand the methods of study in clinical pharmacology.

4. Identify the pharmacological group to which each drug belongs.

5. Identify the effects, indications and contraindications of common group therapies.

6. Describe the precautions and most important aspects to consider when prescribing and administering medication.

7. Identify the precautions in the pharmacological treatment of patients regarding their dental disease and concomitant medication.



Lesson 1. Sedative drugs in dentistry.


Lesson 2. Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw


Lesson 3. New oral anticoagulants


Teaching and learning activities

In person

The content will be taught using different teaching and learning activities:

- Short lectures: During the lectures, the lecturer will transmit knowledge in the classroom setting to the entire group of students.

- Case study method: Students will be separated into groups to solve the clinical cases and activities provided. In the classroom, the students will present their findings with the active participation of the lecturer.


Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

Activities/case method and class participation will be evaluated every day (100% final mark).  

Bibliography and resources

  • Tripathi. "Farmacología en Odontología" Ed. Panamericana
  • J.Florez "Farmacología humana" Quinta edición. Ed. Elsevier-Masson.
  • Ensayos clínicos en España. Ética, normativa, metodología y aspectos prácticos. Concepción Martinez Neto.
  • LEY 29/2006, de 26 de julio, de garantías y uso racional de los medicamentos y productos sanitarios.

Other books:

  • P. Lorenzo, A moreno, y otros. "Velázquez. Farmacología básica y clínica". Editorial Panamericana, 2004.
  • Enid A. Neidle, John A. Yagiela "Pharmacology and therapeutics for dentistry" . Ed. Mosby- 4th edition