The use of medicines is one of the principal ways of combating disease. The rise of pharmacology during the middle years of the 20th century saw a huge rise in the number of diseases that could be tackled effectively with drug therapy. The development of new and successful drugs requires advances and insights generated by scientific research. Pharmacology is all about “finding out how drugs work”. It is concerned with the effects of drugs on living organisms and their components such as cells, membranes, organelles, enzymes and DNA. Pharmacology affects us all, almost every day.
Department of Pharmacology train the MBBS undergraduate students regarding the various aspects of therapy and enrich them with correct knowledge of drugs. At the end of the course they come out of the institution as efficient doctors. The broad goal of teaching undergraduate 'Pharmacology and Therapeutics' is to impart the knowledge, skills and attitude that a student should learn in order to prescribe right medicine to the right patient in the right dosage and to maintain these competence throughout his or her professional life.
At the end of course the learner shall be able to:
Equipped with all the essential instruments and reagents for demonstration and practice of pharmacy exercises.
Equipped with all the essential instruments for demonstration of animal experiments and charts.
Fully equipped research lab for conducting basic research.
There is a well set up museum where the history of medicine;scientist's biography; crude products , preserved and pictures of medicinal plants; photos of adverse drug reactions.Drug specimens of modern medicine are displayed which enable the undergraduate to gather information regarding sources of drugs, dosage forms, routes of drug administration.
Well furnished animal house containing rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs for the purpose of conducting research works by all the departments in this institution.
With a capacity to seat approximately 50 students and equipped with audio-visual aids including OHP & LCD projectors.
Department library has wide collection of books concerning medical and nursing pharmacology as well as other medical specialties.
The undergraduate teaching programme is carried out efficiently with the help of lectures, practicals, seminars, demonstrations and integrated teaching classes. Students are assigned with projects related to Pharmacovigilance and ADR monitoring. This helps in creating awareness among students regarding rational drug use, drug interatctions and adverse drug reactions.
A faculty of the department chairs the Institutional ethics committee which provides guidance in ethical aspects related to research study.