HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
The field of pharmacology embraces the knowledge of the history , source ,physical and chemical properties , biochemical and physiological effects , mechanism of action , absorption , distribution ,biotransformation and excretion and therapeutic , diagnostic and preventive uses of drugs.
The department of Pharmacology was started at 1998 in K.A.P.V. government medical college . Pharmacology is taught for second year M.B.B.S. students .
In spite of didactic lectures he initiated more horizontal and vertical integration programmes. Second year students were trained in experimental Pharmacology.
Second year students are motivated to read Pharmacology by active involvement like symposium presentation. This improves the students knowledge and communication skills. Medical exhibition was organized by K.A.P.V. Government medical college at 2004 for public. The department of Pharmacology presented models and demonsrations excellentally to the public and was rewarded for the same.
Clinical Pharmacology and toxicology also taught for second year M.B.B.S. students. Short term project for undergraduates by ICMR is guided .Quitz programme is conducted in the department. Students are encouraged and trained to attend intercollege Quitz programme .
Pharmaco vigilance activities are organized and monitored.
We are planning to conduct the following CME programmes in 2013.
1.Current treatment in diabetes mellitus
2.Epilepsy past and present management
3.Drug abuse - Current scenario