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Introduction Objective Syllabus


To achieve this goal, the following objectives must be fulfilled. At the end of course in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the trained specialist shall be able to
Cognitive domain:
1) Apply basic principles of pharmacology and therapeutics to practice rational use of existing drugs and evaluation of new drugs.
2) Collect and analysis experimental and clinical data related to drug kinetics or dynamics
3) Interpret the analyzed data with reasonable accuracy and derive logical conclusions.
4) Provide appropriate advice related to selection of drug, drug usage (desirable and undesirable effects, Kinetics, interactions), Precautions and measures to be taken during administration of drug and treating the ADRs in a given patient taking into consideration physiological, psychological & Pathological features
5) Audit drug utilization and drug related adverse events
6) Assess emergency situations while carrying out drug trials and institute emergency management till appropriate assistance from clinical side is available.
7) Develop the ability for continued self-learning so as to update the knowledge of recent advances in the field of Pharmacology and allied fields
8) Be competent to teach and train undergraduate and future postgraduate medical students and junior doctors in Pharmacology and Therapeutics as well as nurses and paramedical staff in Medical Colleges, Institutions and other Hospitals.
9) Plan and carry out both laboratory and clinical research with adherence to scientific methodology and GLP/GCP guidelines
10) Be aware of legal and ethical aspects of drug evaluation.
11) Communicate the findings, results and conclusions of scientific research, both verbally and in writings
12) Be aware of regulatory procedures needed to be carried out prior to the marketing of a new drug in India.
Psychomotor domain
1) Perform common experimental techniques required for evaluation of new drug with competence
2) Perform common clinical procedures required for evaluation of drug in normal volunteers and patients with competence
3) Organize and manage administrative responsibilities for routine day to day work as well as new situations
4) Carry out necessary resuscitative measures in emergency situations arising during drug evaluation
5) Use teaching-learning media effectively.
Affective domain
1) Appreciate socio-psychological, cultural and environmental factors affecting health and drug usage.
2) Appreciate the importance and implementation of National health programmes in context to rational drug utilization
3) Be aware of the importance of cost-effectiveness in patient management
4) Be aware of service activities which a pharmacologist can undertake viz.
therapeutic drug monitoring, ADR monitoring, drug information services, poison control centre, drug auditing etc.
5) Adopt ethical principles while conducting experimental and human research
6) Develop communication skills to interact with patients, peers and paramedical staff
7) Realize the importance of teamwork
8) Develop attitudes required for professional responsibilities.