Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 3
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Marco Bruno Luigi Rocchi tuesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and by appointment after class
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Pharmacy (LM-13)
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide students with the basics of pharmacokinetic modeling, with particular reference to compartmental models.


1. basic elements of calculus: functions and integrals

2. elements on differential equations and their resolution

3. basic concepts of pharmacokinetics

4. intravenous bolus model; model for intravenous infusion

Bridging Courses


Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

D1 - Knowledge, and understanding. The student will have to learn the basic principles of pharmacokinetics. Above all, he will have to learn the mathematical techniques typical of pharmacokinetics that allow its use for practical purposes. These skills will be assessed through the oral exam.

D2 - Ability to apply knowledge and understanding. The student must be able to use the principles of pharmacokinetics to interpret the behavior of a drug in the patient's body. These skills will be assessed through the oral exam.

D3 - Autonomy of judgment. The student will have to be able to focus attention on the pharmacokinetic models to be used to solve a specific real problem or to interpret a collection of experimental data, that is, he will have to independently understand which pharmacokinetic model to use to solve a problem. These skills will be tested through the oral exam.

D4 - Communication skills. The student must be able to describe the principles and concepts learned during the course expressing themselves clearly, with appropriate terms, and with appropriate examples. This ability will be assessed during the oral exam.

D5 - Learning skills. The student must be able to construct his / her scientific growth path in a critical and autonomous way, being able to correctly use the study material provided by the teacher and the in-depth material that he himself can obtain. These skills, as far as possible, will be stimulated by the teacher by proposing insights; this ability will be assessed through the oral exam and possibly through the optional thesis.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Frontal lessons


None; participation is strongly recommended

Course books

S.Dillon, K.Gill. Basic pharmacokinetics

downloadable free of charge at 



The verification of learning, which aims to ascertain the acquisition of the knowledge and skills expected, takes place only through the final exam which consists of an oral test, possibly supplemented by an optional essay.
The oral exam, lasting 20-30 minutes, focuses on all the topics of the course and on the discussion of any in-depth essay.
The final grade, which takes into account the results of the oral exam and any optional essay, is delivered out of thirty and reflects the overall evaluation of the candidate.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


As for attending students



Course books

As for attending students


As for attending students


The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography. (Course with optional materials in a foreign language) 

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