DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
4.RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
5.PERIODIC ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Department of Pharmacology was established in the year 2010. Presently two batches of MBBS students are attending classes in the department. Out staffs are taking regular classes and conduct practicals according to syllabus designed by the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University. We also conduct seminars and integrated teaching programmes for students. In each batch about 100 students are being trained efficiently. Our students participate in various inter and intra college activities like Quiz, Power Point presentation etc., in pharmacology. Periodic internal assessment tests and model practical are also being conducted for the students.
Our staff members are also trained in Medical Education technologies and they teach students clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and evidence based medicine.
Our students learn basic injection techniques, I.V., Infusion techniques, emergency medicine dosage calculation etc., in the II year itself.
As per MCI norms, our department staff pattern include
Associate Professor -1
Assistant Professors -2
Veterinary Surgeon -1
Apart from regular classes and practical, Pharmacovigilance programme is actively functioning in our department. Under this ADR reporting form are sent to various clinical departments. Reports are collected periodically and analyzed. The main aim of our Pharmaco Vigilance Programme is to detect, assess, understand and prevent adverse drug reaction and other health related problems to drugs.
Prescription audit is also being undertaken by the department of Pharmacology and reports are submitted periodically. Prescription audit will help in designing essential drug list and rationale prescribing in our hospital.
4.RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS:
1.topical phenytoin in tropical ulcer
2.Anti ulcer activity of Melatonin and its potentiating by pyridoxine – a clinical trial performed by the department and was published in Indian Journal of pharmacology,aug 2002
3.Studies on the preparation of value added snack type fast food from offal meat-jan,1993-cheiron
5.PERIODIC ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
Seminars, Symposium, micro teaching small group teaching, integrated teaching classes are the other periodic academic activities being conducted in the department.
Our library contain around 80-100 books on various topics like pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, applied therapautics etc., The number of books are kept as per MCI norms. Various Indian as well as International Journals are also available. Spacious reading hall is also present.
Our museum contain
Drug samples -500
Specimen – Medicine plants -40
History of Medicine plants - 60
Drug charts - 100
Our College is having one well equipped Animal House, which was designed as per CPCSEA guidelines. The College Departments have been formulating animal model research projects for conducting basic research.
We are awaiting the CPCSEA registration very soon. We are having Institutional Animal Ethics Committee in our college, which is composed of eminent scientists under the chairmanship of our College Dean.
The animal house has been provided with separate rooms for various groups of animals such as mice ,rat and rabbits.seperate quarantine and rehabilitation rooms have been provided with temperature conditionings.
Various clinical and paraclinical departments will very soon start conducting societal relevance oriented research projects.