Pharmacology- Undergraduates of II MBBS

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Course Description


Pharmacology is the science of drugs. This term being derived from the Greek words pharmacon (drug) and logos (study). It is one of the paramedical subjects.  It is this subject which defines the pathy.  We are going to learn Modern medicine. Pharmacology is currently one of the fast-growing branches in medical science, with newer techniques and methodologies in drug discovery, research in this field is sure to expand further. The lectures have been planned to provide students basic information in Pharmacology with emphasis on clinical aspects and pharmacological approaches to drug based treatment’s major object of teaching pharmacology to the medical students is to provide a rational basis for choosing and using drugs skillfully to relieve patient’s ailments.

The syllabus given is designed system wise. It will be taught in total 52 sessions. Each session will last for 1to 2 hours. It will be taken as live lectures. It will be completed in period of one year. Every alternate week a test will be conducted in the form of MCQs, written test or viva.  

Dr Shirish G. Beri

 M.B.B.S., M.D.(Pharmacology)

F.C.G.P., D.N.B.(Family Medicine)

Syllabus for Pharmacology

 Syllabus is divided into 52 sessions of 1 to 2 hours each

General Pharmacology

1.     Introduction to Pharmacology and routes of drug administration

2.     Pharmacokinetics – Absorption and bioavailability

3.     Pharmacokinetics – Distribution, Biotransformation and Excretion

4.     Pharmacokinetics – Excretion and other parameters

5.     Pharmacodynamics – actions, MoAs, combined use of drugs

6.     Pharmacodynamics – ADRs, factors affection actions

7.     Effects of repeated administration of drugs, DRC, TDM, New drug development

Autonomic nervous system

8.     Introduction to ANS and cholinergic drugs

9.     Anticholinergic drugs

10.  Adrenergic drugs

11.  Antiadrenergic drugs

12.  Drug therapy of Glaucoma

13.  Skeletal muscle relaxants

Cardiovascular system

14.  Diuretics

15.  Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension

16.  Pharmacotherapy of CHF

17.  Pharmacotherapy of shock

18.  Antiarrhythmic drugs

19.  Coagulants, anticoagulants, thrombolytics etc. and Lipid lowering drugs

Central nervous system

20.  Introduction to CNS, sedatives and hypnotics

21.  General anesthetics I – Inhalational anesthetics

22.  General anesthetics I – Intravenous anesthetics and preanesthetic medications

23.  Local anesthetics

24.  Opioid analgesics

25.  Prostaglandins and NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

26.  Antiepileptics

27.  Pharmacotherapy of Parkinsonism

28.  Psychopharmacology and drug dependence


29.  Introduction to chemotherapy

30.  Sulfonamides and quinolones

31.  Penicillins and cephalosporins

32.  Chloramphenicol, tetracycline and aminoglycosides

33.  Macrolides and miscellaneous AMAs

34.  Pharmacotherapy of Tuberculosis

35.  Pharmacotherapy of Leprosy and amoebiasis

36.  Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infection

37.  Antifungal drugs

38.  Antiviral drugs including anti-HIV drugs

39.   Anthelmintic

40.  Pharmacotherapy of Malaria

41.  Anticancer drugs

Gastrointestinal tract

42.  Antiemetic and antidiarrheal drugs

43.  Drug therapy of constipation and Peptic ulcer

Respiratory system

44.  Antihistaminic and treatment of cough

45.  Drug therapy of bronchial asthma and COPD

46.  5HT and treatment of migraine

Endocrinology and miscellaneous

47.  Introduction to endocrinology and thyroid gland

48.  Antidiabetic drugs

49.  Corticosteroids

50.  Sex hormones, oral contraceptives, oxytocic’s, tocolytics

51.  Hematinic

52.  Immunopharmacology

Above syllabus can be covered in one year if there is one session per week. Same can be covered in shorter time if more sessions are covered in one week. These are only teaching sessions. Tests, assignments and evaluations will be conducted periodically.

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