DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
|1.||Professor and Head||Dr. Y. K. Gupta|
|3.||Professor||Dr. Kamal Kishore|
|4.||Professor||Dr. N.R. Biswas|
|6.||Addl. Professor||Dr. D.S.Arya|
|7.||Assoc. Professor||Dr. (Mrs) Jatinder Katyal|
|8.||Assoc. Professor||Dr. K.H.Reeta|
|9.||Assoc. Professor||Dr. Surender Singh|
|10.||Asstt. Professor||Dr. Jagriti Bhatia|
The Department of Pharmacology offers DM (Clinical Pharmacology), MD, MSc & PhD Postgraduate courses along with its innovative teaching for undergraduate students.
(a) The teaching of undergraduates has undergone a significant change in its content in the Pharmacology curriculum in the current year. Several topics of Clinical Pharmacology have been introduced in the form of lecture/group discussions & integrated mini symposia. Such topics include: Management of systemic fungal infections, management of HIV & opportunistic infections, Drug Development-A Practical Approach, Environmental Pharmacology, H5N1 infections & opportunistic infections. management of osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, peptic ulcers, & bronchial asthma.
(b)A novel method of assessment of undergraduate students has been introduced in the form of group discussion during mid & end semester examinations.
(c) Objective Structured Electronic Examination (OSSE) was also introduced in the mid/end semester examinations.
(d)The interactive discussions on subject through Email with undergraduate students has also been started and the feedback has been enormous.
(e) The conventional practical classes of pharmacy have been replaced with demonstration & group discussion on marketed pharmaceutical products, new drug delivery systems, prescription audit, drug interaction exercises etc.
(f) Animal experimentation (isolated tissue experiments) have been minimised in the form of demonstration only. These have been replaced with computer simulated exercises.
- In order to meet the appropriately trained human resource to meet the requirements of the academic & research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, and also in the area of scientific writing, several initiatives have been taken in the training of MD & DM students. Five lectures from experts in the industry were organised in the department on contemporary topics. Several interactive Mini Symposia, in collaboration with clinicians and industry experts, were also organised on important topics such as Strategic Approach for Biomarkers in Drug Development, Phase II & III clinical trials, Mechanisms of Placebo, Pharmacoepidemiology, Epigenetics & Complex Diseases, and Toxicogenomics.