About the Department
The department of pharmacology started functioning from the year 2005. The postgraduate training course for awarding the M.D. Pharmacology degree was introduced in 2010. The department provides hospital services and is actively conducting adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring in coordination with the clinical departments for recording the ADRs and is a peripheral ADR monitoring centre (AMC) under PvPI, NCC, Gaziabad. In near future department is planning to start DM clinical pharmacology course and Ph. D in Pharmacology.
Head of the Department
Dr. Prasan Ramchandra Bhandari, MBBS, MD (Pharmacology) has around 20 years of experience in the academics as well as pharmaceutical industry. He has guided many undergraduates Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing & Other Allied Paramedical professionals.
He is also a university recognized guide for postgraduate pharmacology students. He is also an examiner for undergraduate & postgraduate students of different universities. He has several publications to his credit.
Department is involved in training of undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical, dental and allied health sciences. Teaching activities in the department include lectures, tutorials/ seminars, practical demonstrations, clinical pharmacology and integrated teaching sessions for undergraduate medical students. The postgraduate training is mainly through subject seminars, journal review meetings, clinical postings, group discussion, etc. Post graduates are also taught about research based on animal experiments as per GLP guidelines, clinical pharmacology, adverse drug reactions, teaching and training methods etc. The department is planning to introduce OSPE in place of conventional practical examination. The innovation in clinical pharmacology training are being implemented in the form of Clinical problems, Criticism of Irrational fixed dose drug combinations, case studies, ‘P’ drug concept, critical evaluation of promotional drug literature etc. The department has several laboratories for carrying out experimental and chemical/ pharmacy exercises. Department also has a P.G. research laboratory. Department maintains Central Animal House which complies with the institutional ethics committee requirements as well as safe environment policies. Departmental library has over 130 books and a museum. Laboratories of the department are equipped with following instruments.
- Polyrite IV channel with accessories for recording human parameters like ECG, EEG, EMG etc.
- Flame photometer
- Student Physiographs for human and animal experiments
- Water distillation unit
- Electronic Balance
- Laboratory pH meter
- Analytical balance
- Two unit thermostatic organ bath