Pharmacology

The Subject of Pharmacology and therapeutics is taught in second year BDS course to impart comprehensive knowledge of drugs. The syllabus includes Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic, and Pharmacotherapeutic aspects of commonly used drugs. There is a well equipped laboratory where students are exposed to experimental methodology and procedures to observe the effects of drugs on intact animals and prepare drugs in required concentrations. Tutorials and case presentations are a feature of the training schedule to ensure active participation of students in the learning process, that is mostly problem solving oriented. Main topics covered in detailed lectures include general pharmacology, autonomic pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, CNS pharmacology, drugs acting on GIT, respiratory tract, kidneys, endocrine, blood, uterus, analgesics and chemotherapy.