Introduction

Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with the therapeutic uses, effects and modes of action of drugs in human beings or animals. It studies how different drugs affect the physiological or biochemical functions of a living organism. It incorporates knowledge and skills from a number of basic science disciplines including Physiology, Biochemistry, and Cellular and Molecular Biology.  It is the backbone of Medicine.

The goal of teaching undergraduate students is to impart a holistic approach to Pharmacology and inculcate a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics, with regard to the basic domains of knowledge along with skill development, attitude and communication. It aims at building up various competency levels at an undergraduate level.

The goal of teaching post graduate students is to create specialists who would provide high quality healthcare and advance the cause of science through research and training. The training during the course will provide job prospects in academics, pharmaceutical industry/clinical research organization, government research institutions, in regulatory bodies and as scientific writer. 

For undergraduate students, the focus is on imparting a better insight into the clinical oriented training of the subject which would definitely benefit the student to be more confident and skilled to face the demands expected of him / her and to include all clinically relevant aspects of the subject in assessment.

For postgraduate students, the focus is on acquisition of skills related to teaching, research methodology and corporate world, knowledge of elementary statistics and its applications, overall development of skills and to broaden the scope of Pharmacology from bench to bed side

Facilities

  • Lecture Halls
  • Department Library
  • Pharmacology Laboratory
  • Committees for Research - Research, Pharmacovigilance, Institutional Human Ethics committee and Institutional Animal ethics committee

Academics

Teaching Schedule:
Lecture hours – 70, Practical hours – 20, Total hours – 90

Evaluation

Theory -100

Practicals -100

University written exam -70

University written exam -90

Viva voce-20

Internal assessment (written) -10

Internal assessment (written) -10