Pharmacology: Skills & Practical Syllabus

1. Plan & institute a line of treatment which is need based, cost effective & appropriate for common ailments taking into consideration:
a. Patient
b. Disease
c. Socioeconomic status
d. Institutional / governmental guideline.
2. Identify irrational prescriptions & explain their irrationality
3. Persuade patients to stick to therapeutic recommendations especially with reference to dosage & duration of therapy & monitor compliance.
4. Warn patients about important side effects of drugs without alarming them
5. Recognize drug induced untoward effects & take appropriate steps to all of them.

Practical Syllabus (144 hrs):
3rd term: 40 hrs
Practical Pharmacy (to be done by students):
Atleast 1 exercise on each of these types of preparations:
Mixtures, % solns, ointments, paints, pastes, powders, liniments etc.
*Trained to identofy, handle & explain the use of various dosage forms to the patient.
* Trained to interpret the label of commercial preparations.
Proposed practicals:
1. Dosage forms: I, II, III
2. Calculating dosage & % of solns.
3. Counseling for different dosage forms.

4th Term: 40 hrs
Experimental Pharmacology:
Experiments designed to elucidate & demonstrate some basic principles of drugs like mechanism of drug action, drug antagonism, drug interactions etc, are demonstrated & some done by students.
Some of these exercises may be suitably utilized/ modified for above purpose:
1. Frog heart preparation to show effect of autonomic drugs on ions.
2. Frog rectus preparation to show action of neuromuscular drugs.
3. Mammalian smooth muscle( rabbit, guinea pig, rat, etc) to show drug effects & drug antagonism.
4. Mydriatic & miotic effects on rabbit pupil.
5. Drug action on ciliary movement of frog oesophagus.
6. Anaesthesia: Frog plexus, surface anesthesia in rabbits, infiltration in guinea pig.
7. Demonstration of animal expt using computer aided demonstrations may be included as part of experimental pharmacology. Expts on whole animals may be included in place of isolated tissue wherever feasible.
eg.: Effect of drugs on rabbit eye.
Induction of catalepsy in rat/mice
Sleeping time in mice
Effects of drugs on spontaneous motor activity & exploratory behaviour
Skeletal muscle relaxants
Effects of analgesics.

5th Term: (64 hrs)
Clinical Pharmacology:
a. Clinical problem solving exercises oriented toward interaction, rational drug therapy, etc.
b. Prescription writing for common clinical conditions
c. Criticize, correct & rewrite the given prescriptions(Therapeutic & drug interactions oriented)
d. Case studies to study rational therapeutics
e. Analysis of rationality of fexed dose combinations
f. Critical evaluation of promotional drug literature
g. Getting conversant with source of drug information
h. Cost comparision of branded preparations

Posted by Nandish.B



  1. 14, November , 2006 at 8:23 pm

    […] 1. Question Bank 2. Question Papers 3. Practicals 4. Practical Skills & Syllabus 5. Marks distribution in RGUHS exam 6. Goal & Objectives 7. Recommended books by RGUHS 8. Termwise theory topics Posted by Nandish.B […]

  2. 14, December , 2006 at 2:04 pm

    […] 1. Practical Skills & Syllabus 2. Marks distribution in RGUHS exam 3. Goal & Objectives 4. Recommended books by RGUHS 5. Termwise theory topics Posted by Nandish.B […]

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