Pharmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on living organisms where a drug can be broadly defined as any chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which affects a biological system.
Studies may involve gaining knowledge of the mechanism of drug action, drug toxicity, and the use of drugs as tools to delineate biological processes during health and disease, identification and validation of new cellular targets for drug action, and the design and development of new drugs.
The department also offers in Clinical Pharmacy with the aim to train the students for clinical pharmacy service in hospitals, drug store and CROs. The subjects included are- Pharmacy Practice, Applied Pharmacotherapeutics, Hospital Pharmacy, Patient Safety and Medical Writing, Clinical Research and Pharmacoeconomics, Clinical trials and Pharmacovigilance etc.
The course also involves practical training at hospitals for various case studies. The course is designed to give equal weightage on theoretical and practical aspects of recent advances in pharmacy practice.
A masters in clinical Pharmacy will be more concerned with sound prescribing, preparing and dispensing medical treatments to patients. Clinical pharmacy programme offers focused training which integrates basic and clinical sciences and equips students with the essential skills required to function effectively as a clinical pharmacist. The student will acquire core skills, enabling an appreciation of how to apply clinical, pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimization of therapeutic practice and clinical research. Additionally students will also gain foundational knowledge in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine.