Course Duration: 3 Hrs./Week
This subject will provide an opportunity for the student to learn about the drug with regard to classification, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic aspects, adverse effects, uses, dose, route of administration, precautions, contraindications and interaction with other drugs. In this subject, drugs acting on autacoids, respiratory system, GIT, immune system and hormones, and phar- macology of autocoids and hormones will be concentrated. In addition, pharmacology of chemothera- peutic agents, vitamines, essential minerals and principles of toxicology are also taught. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the basic practical knowledge relevant to therapeutics will be imparted.
Objectives of the Subject Upon completion of the subject student shall be able to
- Understand the pharmacological aspects of drugs falling under the above mentioned chapters,
- Carry out the animal experiments confidently,
- Appreciate the importance of pharmacology subject as a basis of therapeutics, and
- Correlate and apply the knowledge therapeutically.