Academic Programs

A. Undergraduate Courses

The department is training MBBS students, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. MLT, B.Sc. Perfusion Technology, B.Sc. Dialysis Technology, B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology, B.Sc. Neurotechnology in both theoretical and practical aspects of pharmacology. MBBS students are also taught topics like essential medicines, pharmacovigilance, drug information services etc. The sessional examinations for MBBS and B.Sc. MLT students include the Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE). Most of the animal experiments are being replaced by clinical pharmacology exercises and also by teaching through Computer Assisted Learning (CAL). This helps to reduce use of animals for experimental purpose as per the guidelines of the Animal Ethics Committee.

B. Postgraduate Courses

Each year five MD students join the department. These students are trained in both theoretical and practical aspects of pharmacology. In addition they are trained in pharmacogenomics techniques, adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring, drug information services and toxicology through seminars, journal clubs and PG classes.

C. Higher Speciality Courses