Department of Pharmacology

Faculty of Medicine

Overview



Pharmacology is a medical science, which builds on the concepts of basic medical science and underpins treatment in any medical discipline. It encompasses basic clinical and experimental pharmacology as well as therapeutics. The undergraduate program essentially consists of basic and clinical pharmacology.

By the end of the course students are expected to have inculcated a rational and scientific basis for the use of drugs, and acquired the confidence to discuss the use of drugs in different clinical situations. Students are also expected to have developed self-learning abilities and a critical and evaluative approach to the literature on pharmacology and drug-information and an inquiring mind in relation to current trends in pharmacology, and an appreciation of research methodology in pharmacology and an ability to make public presentations.

As graduates who have followed the course are expected to practice evidence based medicine rationally within the available resources and sophisticated enough to use new drugs optimally for the benefit of the patients