Clinical pharmacology is the scientific discipline that involves all aspects of the relationship between drugs and humans. Clinical pharmacologists participate in and guide the process of new drug development, undertake pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomic activities. The discipline has a major role in contributing towards drug-related issues in the academic, regulatory and pharmaceutical industry.
Currently there are very few clinical pharmacologists available to fulfill the growing demands of academia as well as industry. Hence to satisfy the need of the country and add to the armamentarium of JIPMER super specialty services, the Department of Pharmacology, JIPMER started DM Clinical Pharmacology course on 1st October 2009 under a separate division of Clinical Pharmacology with an intake of one candidate per year based on the performance in the entrance examination. The major aim of this course is to train medical doctors in Clinical Pharmacology after they have obtained requisite postgraduate qualifications. The course has been designed to impart an all-around training in scientific evaluation of drugs in man. On 1st July 2013, Department of Clinical Pharmacology was established.
About the department:
At present, the department has an additional professor, three senior residents, one technical associate, two Ph.D. scholars (one full time and one part time), one MTSand one data entry operator. It has an ADR monitoring centre functioning under Pharmacovigilance program of India, drug information center and clinical research lab with pulmonary function test, cardiopulmonary exercise test and ambulatory BP monitoring facility.
Last Updated: June 2022,