The broad goal of teaching pharmacology to undergraduate students is to inculcate in them a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics.
- To understand pharmacology in-depth with an understanding of the rational use of drugs, clinical pharmacology and to prepare good quality teachers.
- Introducing students to advances in teaching technology, Computer Aided Learning, internet, patent laws and procedures etc.
- To orient students for research & developments.
1. Knowledge about essential and commonly used drugs and an understanding of the pharmacologic basis of therapeutics.
2. Ability to select and prescribe medicines based on clinical condition and the pharmacologic properties, efficacy, safety, suitability and cost of medicines for common clinical conditions of national importance.
3. Knowledge of Pharmacovigilance, essential medicine concept and sources of drug information and industry-doctor relationship.
4. Ability to counsel patients regarding appropriate use of prescribed drug and drug delivery systems.
At the end of course in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the trained specialist shall be able to:
- Apply basic principles of pharmacology and therapeutics to practice rational use of existing drugs and evaluation of new drugs.
- Collect and analyse experimental and clinical data related to drug kinetics or dynamics.
- Interpret the analyzed data with reasonable accuracy and derive logical conclusions.
- Provide appropriate advice related to the selection of drug, drug usage (desirable and undesirable effects, Kinetics, interactions), Precautions and measures to be taken during administration of a drug and treating the ADRs in a given patient taking into consideration physiological, psychological & Pathological features.
- Audit drug utilization and drug-related adverse events.
- Assess emergency situations while carrying out drug trials and institute emergency management until appropriate assistance from the clinical side is available.
- Develop the ability for continued self-learning so as to update the knowledge of recent advances in the field of Pharmacology and allied fields.
- Be competent to teach and train undergraduate and future postgraduate medical students and junior doctors in Pharmacology and Therapeutics as well as nurses and paramedical staff in Medical Colleges, Institutions and other Hospitals.
- Plan and carry out both laboratory and clinical research with adherence to scientific methodology and GLP/GCP guidelines.
- Be aware of the legal and ethical aspects of drug evaluation.
- Communicate the findings, results and conclusions of scientific research, both verbally and in writings.
- Be aware of regulatory procedures needed to be carried out prior to the marketing of a new drug in India.