The study of Pharmacology introduces the young medical students to the marvels of modern therapeutics. The department of Pharmacology takes the students through a journey which includes the historical aspects and general principles which lay foundation for complex systemic pharmacology which is essential in clinical phase of medical education.
The department is situated on the third floor of the Academic Block. It is well equipped with a Museum having charts, models, drugs samples, a Departmental Library cum Seminar room with over 200 books, Clinical Pharmacology Lab with manikins, a Pharmacy Lab, Research Lab and a Demonstration room with audiovisual aids. Research activities of the department include paper publications by the faculty and ICMR projects of STS scholarship programme.
The department conducts 230 hours of Trg (80 hrs lectures and 138 hrs small group learning, 12 hrs self directed learning SDL) as per the new competency based medical education CBME guidelines of the NMC. The Departmental Trg progm is designed based on horizontal alignment with para clinical subjects and well integrated with clinical specialties. The practical skill based competencies are taught in the interactive DOAP sessions using drug formulations and state of the art manekins. Role play and tutorials are used to teach communication skills and AETCOM modules. The dept has published its first edition of log book cum lab manual. Co-curricular activities like poster making etc make the learning student centric and comprehensive. Clinical case based learning and communication skills are emphasized to prepare the students for the real world scenario.