Primary Courses Offered – MD Pharmacology, PhD in Pharmacology
Supporting Courses – MBBS, B.Sc Nursing, Post Basic Diploma in Nursing, MRO/MRT, M.Sc Neurotechnology
- 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 seven 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. They are posted in Clinical pharmacology, EMS department, Ethics, HPLC/UPLC/LCMS labs and Drug analysis lab to help them enhance their practical knowledge in these areas.
- Research Courses :
Each year two full time PhD students join the department. Besides research scholars, students working as junior/senior research fellows in extramurally funded research projects are also allowed to register for the PhD course. This year four students completed PhD in Pharmacology.
- Other Courses :
The department admits students of M.Tech (Biotechnology) for doing their project work to fulfill their dissertation requirements. The department also trains students of the Emergency Medical Technician Course (EMTC) and Medical Records Officer (MRO) Course.