::Departments : Para- Clinical : Pharmacology
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY,
COIMBATORE MEDICAL COLLEGE,

COIMBATORE.

 
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:-

    The Department of Pharmacology was started in the year 1968. Eminent professors headed The Department since then. The Department is equipped with experimental/ clinical/ research laboratories to train the students.
     The department is associated with the drug committee of the hospital. It assists the police department in finding out the properties of the toxic substances recovered. The department is involved in solving the various legal issues regarding the efficacy of the pharmacological substances recovered.
    The department runs the Central Animal House which is used for the demonstration/ research purpose by the various departments in the college.

FACULTY:-
                   The department comprises of
TEACHING STAFFS :-
1.       Professor                                  - ONE
2.      Associate Professors                   - TWO
3.      Tutor/ Assistant professors          - EIGHT

 
 NON TEACHING STAFFS
 
4.      Animal house attender           - ONE
5.      Lab technician                       - ONE
6.      Sanitary workers                   - TWO
7.      Office attender                      - ONE

 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
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COURSES OFFERED

M.B.,B.S.,
D. PHARM.,


ACADEMIC CURRICULUM
 FOR MBBS STUDENTS:

General Pharmacology:
     History of Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions, Pediatric Pharmacology, Geriatric Pharmacology, Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation.
     Dosage calculation in special situations, Factors modifying drug action, Pharmacogenetics, Drug delivery systems and Fixed dose combinations, Gene therapy, Sources of drugs.
Principles of Toxicology,  Principles of prescription writing.


Systemic Pharmacology,  Chemotherapy and Therapeutics.
      Pharmacology of drugs acting on autonomic, peripheral and central nervous systems. Cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal and hemopoietic systems. Treatment of diseases affecting these systems - Pharmacology of anti-microbial and anti-parasitic drugs and treatment of infective diseases; cancer chemotherapy.
      Immuno-pharmacology and Ocular Pharmacology,  Dermatological pharmacology, Vitamins, Heavy metals and antagonists, Miscellaneous drugs.

 
Experimental Pharmacology, Bioassay
Practical Pharmacology
The students are trained in the following activities:
  •  Pharmaco-economics,
  •  Prescription writing,
  • CCR
  • Problem solving exercises
  • ADR
  • Drug formulations
  • Toxicology
  • Various qualitative and quantitative charts
  • OSPE – students are trained individually in various clinical procedures/ applications like IM, IV, SC injections, IV infusion, inhalers, rotahalers, space halers, diskettes, eye/ ear drops installation, biowaste management protocols, etc.
  • Students are demonstrated and trained in the usage of various pharmacological instruments like Rota rod apparatus, Analgesiometer, Cooks pole climbing apparatus, Actophotometer etc.
  • PROJECT WORKS are done by students which gives them an opportunity to bring out their talents and innovative ideas.
 ACADEMIC SCHEDULE
 
WEEKLY 3 HOURS OF THEORY AND 2 HOURS OF PRACTICAL CLASSE

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
  •  CME in the topic An Update in diabetes and Management was conducted   in association with the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai in 2010.
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
    • Quiz programmes are conducted regularly and prizes are distributed.
Regular seminars are conducted by the UG students in various topics like
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Adverse drug reaction
  • Anticholinesterase poisoning
  • Congestive cardiac failure
  • Angina pectoris
  • Drug addiction and drug abuse
  • NSAIDS – current status
  •  Treatment of epilepsy
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Insulin  analogue
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Pharmacotherapy of Parkinsonism
  • Newer antidepressants
  • Approach to patient with hypertension
  • Treatment of malaria
  • Oppurtunistic infections in HIV
  • Cancer chemotherapy
  • Bronchial asthma – an approach
  • Newer antidiabetic drugs
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Immunomodulators and interferons
  • Inhalational and non volatile anasthetic agents
  • Therapeutic uses of blood components and blood substitutes
  • Hormonal therapy in infertility
  • Biotransformation
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Treatment of myasthenia gravis
  • Organophosphorus compound poisoning
  • Treatment of insomnia
  • Arrhythmia and its management
  •  hypertension in pregnancy
  • Anti platelet drugs
  • Pharmacogenomics/ gene therapy
  • Newer antipsychotic agents
  • Treatment of tuberculosis in special situations
  •  sepsis and its management
  • Antibiotic resistance and its prevention etc
ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

FOR D. PHARM STUDENTS:


 General Pharmacology:
    History of Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions, Pediatric Pharmacology, Geriatric Pharmacology, Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation.
     Dosage calculation in special situations, Factors modifying drug action, Pharmacogenetics, Drug delivery systems and Fixed dose combinations, Gene therapy, Sources of drugs.
      Principles of Toxicology,  Principles of prescription writing.

 
Systemic Pharmacology,  Chemotherapy and Therapeutics.
       Pharmacology of drugs acting on autonomic, peripheral and central nervous systems. Cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal and hemopoietic systems. Treatment of diseases affecting these systems - Pharmacology of anti-microbial and anti-parasitic drugs and treatment of infective diseases; cancer chemotherapy.
 Immuno-pharmacology and Ocular Pharmacology,  Dermatological pharmacology, Vitamins, Heavy metals and antagonists, Miscellaneous drugs.

 
Experimental Pharmacology, Bioassay


CLASS SCHEDULE
 
WEEKLY 3 HOURS OF THEORY AND 2 HOURS OF PRACTICAL CLASSES
 

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