Department of Pharmacology

Introduction

Department of Pharmacology,Government Medical College ,Akola under medical education and drug dept. Mantralay Mumbai.

Mission
Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching and training of students in pharmacology as per the attached documents:
Undergraduate teaching:
1. Goal
The broad goal of teaching pharmacology to undergraduate students is to inculcate in them a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics.
2. Educational objectives
(a) Knowledge
    At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :
  • i. describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of essential and commonly used drugs
  • ii. list the indications, contraindications, interactions and adverse reactions of commonly used drugs
  • iii. indicate the use of appropriate drug in a particular disease with consideration of its cost, efficacy and safety for : individual needs,
  • iv describe the pharmacokinetic basis, pharmacotherapy of common poisonings
  • v Integrate the list the drugs of addiction and recommend the management
  • vi. Write the prescription for common emergency clinical disorders.
  • vii. Explain pharmacological basis of prescribing drugs in special medical situations such as pregnancy, lactation, infancy and old age
  • vii explain the concept of rational drug therapy in clinical pharmacology
  • viii state the principles underlying the concept of Essential Drugs
  • ix evaluate the ethics and modalities involved in the development and introduction of new drugs
(b) Skills
    At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :
  • i. prescribe drugs for common ailments in experimental pharmacology (pharmacy).
  • ii. identify adverse reactions and interactions of commonly used drugs
  • iii. interpret the data of experiments designed for the study of effects of drugs and bioassays which are observed during the study
  • iv. be well:conversant with the principles of pharmacy and dispense the medications giving proper instructions:ability to write the label of medicinal preparation
  • v.active learning in pharmacology: presentation of seminar ,microteaching (public speech ability) quiz,(immediate recall ability) CME topic and research methodology(problem solving ability, rational use of medicines,analytical skill development)
Postgraduate Teaching
1. Goal
The broad goal of teaching pharmacology to Postgraduate students is to inculcate in them a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics,clinical pharmacology ,experimental pharmacology and others.
2. Educational objectives
(a) Knowledge
    At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :
  • i. describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles and applied aspect of essential and commonly used drugs
  • ii. list the indications, contraindications, interactions and adverse reactions of commonly used drugs
  • iii. indicate the use of appropriate drug in a particular disease with consideration of its cost, efficacy and safety for :individual needs,
  • iv. describe the pharmacokinetic basis, pharmacotherapy of common poisonings and disorders.
  • v. Integrate the list the drugs of addiction and recommend the management
  • vi. Write the prescription for common emergency clinical disorders.
  • vii. Explain pharmacological basis of prescribing drugs in special medical situations such as pregnancy, lactation, infancy and old age
  • vii explain the concept of rational drug therapy in clinical pharmacology
  • viii state the principles underlying the concept of Essential Drugs
  • ix evaluate the ethics and modalities involved in the development and introduction of new drugs
  • vi.Pharmacovigilance :ADR monitoring reporting related
  • vii.Researh methodology
  • viii.Drug utilization study
  • ix..Pharmacoeconomics
  • x.Pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics
  • xi.Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • xii. Medical stores functioning in relation to drug procurement for ward and opd patients and patients under sheeshu janani suraksha karyakram, rajiv gandhi jeevandayi yojana,local health camps
  • [ xiii Animal housekeeping related knowledge (presently animal experimentation, dissection and sacrificing has been banned by central govt.)
(b) Skills
    At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :
  • i. prescribe drugs for common ailments in experimental pharmacology (pharmacy).
  • ii. identify adverse reactions and interactions of commonly used drugs
  • iii. interpret the data of experiments designed for the study of effects of drugs and bioassays which are observed during the study
  • iv. be well:conversant with the principles of pharmacy and dispense the medications giving proper instructions:ability to write the label of medicinal preparation
  • v. scan information on common pharmaceutical preparations and critically evaluate drugs and bioassay which are observed during the study
  • vi.Pharmacovigilance :ADR monitoring reporting related
  • vii.Research methodology
  • viii.Drug utilization study
  • ix..Pharmacoeconomics
  • x.Pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics
  • xi.Therapeutic drug monitoring
Organisation Struture and Chart
  • Professor :one
  • Associate professor :two
  • Assistant Professor:Two+two
  • Tutor /Demonstrator: Above mentioned (+two)
  • Laboratory Assistant :one
  • Attendant :one

Awards and Achievements
One Research article published in international Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Aug 2016 (pg curriculum related).
one more research paper is being sent for publicaton(ug:met related)