MD in Pharmacology course is considered as a Doctor in medicine with specialization in Pharmacology. Candidates from Medical field can opt for it as their post graduate degree. Course duration is 3 years. Candidates with a post graduate degree with same specialization will need to pursue this course in 2 years only.
The future aspects of this course are quire broad with reference to job prospects. The candidate will learn the skills related to teaching, research methodology and corporate world. He will be having Knowledge of elementary statistics and its applications after this course. So, he will be able to join any hospital, medical institute, laboratories etc.
The course has 2 main categories as Theory and practical. The detailed subjects are as mentioned below-
Clinical and Basic Sciences as applied to Pharmacology
It includes Central Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, Cardiovascular System, Hematopoietic System, Kidney/Renal System, Endocrinology, Respiratory System, Gastrointestinal System, Microbial resistance and Regulation of cell growth and differentiation.
This subject includes study of Important landmarks in the growth and development of Pharmacology, important contributions of renowned Indian and foreign Pharmacologists. Students will also learn the Principles and modes of drug administration, source, nature and preparations of drugs, Qualitative and Quantitative Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Drugs interactions, Adverse drug reactions, Methods of new drug development, Factors modifying drug response, Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics. The subject will also include study of Structure-activity relationship of important group of drugs and Preclinical evaluation of new drugs and toxicity studies.
This includes study of Autonomic nervous system, Central nervous system, Cardiovascular system, Hematopoietic system, Respiratory system, Autacoids Gastrointestinal system, Renal pharmacology, Endocrine pharmacology, Chemotherapy and miscellaneous study of vitamins, proteins etc.
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
It includes subjects like Rational basis of therapeutics (P-drug concept, Essential drugs), Rational drugs, Human and Population Pharmacokinetics, Clinical drug evaluation (Clinical trial designing, Clinical trial ethics, Medico-legal aspects of clinical trials), Pharmacovigilance, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Data archiving and management, Drug audit (Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics) and Evidence Based Medicine Statutory and legal requirements for conduct of clinical trials (including drug schedules).
Quantitative and Experimental Pharmacology
This includes Study design, Biostatistics, Bioassay, Drug-receptor interactions and response including pDx and pAx values. Step up and step down methods for LD are also included in this course.
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