1. Undergraduate 2. Post-graduate
1. Undergraduate curriculum – objectives:
The student after completing the course in Pharmacology will be able to:
- Understand the general principles of drug action and the handling of drugs by the body.
- Select and prescribe suitable drug(s) according to the need of the patient for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common ailments.
- Foresee, recognize, prevent and manage adverse drug effects.
- Know the Essential Drugs & prescribe the same as per the patient’s need.
- To have knowledge of drug interactions & avoid simultaneous use of drugs resulting in harmful interaction(s)
- Judiciously use rational drug combinations in the best interest of the patient.
- Be aware of the contribution of both drug and non drug factors in the outcome of treatment.
- Appreciate the essential drug concept and translate it in terms of drug needs for a given community.
- Judiciously use “over the counter” drugs and be aware of ill effects of social use of intoxicants.
- Exercise caution in prescribing drug(s) likely to produce dependence and be aware of treatment strategies for drug dependence.
- Be aware of the drug treatment guidelines laid down for diseases covered under National Health Programs.
- Prescribe drug(s) for the control of fertility.
- Be aware of possible adverse effects of drugs on the fetus while treating pregnant women.
- Be aware of the age related factors while prescribing treatment in relation to infant/children/geriatric patients.
2. Post-graduate curriculum – objectives:
The aim & goal of P.G. medical education shall be to produce competent specialists and/or medical teachers.
- The aim & goal of P.G. medical education shall be to produce competent specialists and/or medical teachers.
- Who shall recognize the health needs of the community & carry out professional obligations ethically & in keeping with the objectives of the national health policy & world health organization.
- Demonstrate sufficient understanding of the basic sciences relevant to the concerned specialty.
- Who shall be aware of contemporary advances & developments & be research oriented in the field of Pharmacology.
- Who shall have acquired basic skills in teaching of the medical & paramedical professionals.