A good physician has to be a good pharmacologist. Students gain a thorough knowledge of medications & all the aspects of pharmacology like pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, adverse drug reactions etc.
With well-qualified and experienced faculty guiding them, students can look forward to an interesting course. The faculty keep themselves up-to-date by participating in national and international conferences and presenting scientific papers. This in turn keeps students updated.
The curriculum is a healthy mix of theoretical and practical work for undergraduate. Students are expected to take up projects and attend clinical classes. They are also given the opportunity to learn new concepts through seminars, group discussions and CME programs. Interactive sessions encourage students to present their understanding of the subject. Faculty members put the audiovisual facilities of the lecture halls to good use in keeping the sessions lively.
Undergraduate students are made familiar with the usage of medications commonly prescribed in dentistry. Since prescribing drugs is an important daily routine for a medical professional, training in writing a proper prescription is also part of the curriculum.
Research in the Department of Pharmacology has to be seen within the context of the therapeutics. Efforts are made to promote research through cross disciplinary interactions and collaborative links between the Departments, Institutes, and Research Centers.
The Department’s focus is reflected in its research as it is in its teaching. Research is organized around:
- Clinical pharmacology
- Adverse drug reaction and its monitoring
- Basic and experimental pharmacology
A vital role
The department plays a pivotal role in the Amna Inayat Medical and Educational Complex by providing other clinical departments with a variety of services:
- Drug information for clinical departments
- Patient treatment assessments by monitoring drug levels
- Complete drug formulary for clinical reference
- Adverse drug reactions and its monitoring
- Clinical trials conducted in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies
- Pharmacology students have an unparalleled advantage with fully equipped laboratories that provide the resources for practical training in experimental pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and pharmacy. The clinical pharmacology unit provides practical training in bedside diagnosis and treatment.
- The research laboratory is equipped with UV Spectrophotometer, colorimeter, flame photometer, physiographs, pH meter and all necessary equipment.
- The CAL (computer assisted Learning) lab as well as Simulation based experiment Lab are functioning along with the departmental curriculum.
The pharmacology museum motivates students to learn through observation. Displays include drug samples, charts, models and a section depicting the history of medicine.