The Department of Pharmacology
The department conducts undergraduate courses for Medicine, Nursing, Medical Laboratory & Technology, Perfusion Technology, Dialysis Technology, Operation Theatre Technology, Neurotechnology, Post Basic Diploma in Critical Care Nursing, Cardiothoracic Nursing and Operation Theatre Nursing 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). All of the animal experiments have been replaced by clinical pharmacology exercises and also by Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) modules.
Each year seven MD 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, PG theory and practical classes.
Each year two full time Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. course.
The department admits students of M.Tech (Biotechnology) for doing their project work to fulfil their dissertation requirements. The department also trains students of the Emergency Medical Technician Course (EMTC) and Medical Records Officer (MRO) Course.