Pharmacology Department

Introduction

History

The office of the main department and the undergraduate teaching sections which include a museum, a library and laboratories for experimental pharmacology and clinical pharmacy lab are situated on the 2nd floor of the college building. The animal house is situated in the centre for animal studies which is a separate building adjacent to the main college building.

Mission

The goals of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at Govt. Medical College & Hospital Chandrapur are :

a. To educate the undergraduate medical, paramedical and science students to apply basic principles of pharmacology and therapeutics to practice rational use of drugs.

b. To facilitate basic and applied research that significantly advances current pharmacological knowledge.

c. To provide academic services and patient care facilities.

Vision

o Knowledge : At the end of the course, the student shall be able to –

- Explain the concept of rational drug therapy in clinical pharmacology.

- Explain pharmacological basis of prescribing drugs in special medical situations such as pregnancy, lactation, infancy and old age.

- Classify environmental and occupational pollutants and state the management issues.

- Integrate the list the drugs of addiction and recommend the management.

- Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of essential and commonly used drugs.

- List the indications, contraindications, interactions and adverse reactions of commonly used drugs.

- Indicate the use of appropriate drug in a particular disease with consideration of its cost, efficacy and safety for – individual needs, and mass therapy under national health programmes.

- Describe the pharmacokinetic basis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of common poisonings.

- State the principles underlying the concept of `Essential Drugs’.

- Evaluate the ethics and modalities involved in the development and introduction of new drugs.

- Acquire practical knowledge of rational use of drugs in clinical practice through integrated teaching.

o Skills : At the end of the course, the student shall be able to –

- Prescribe drugs for common ailments.

- Identify adverse reactions and interactions of commonly used drugs.

- Interpret the data of experiments designed for the study of effects of drugs and bioassays which are observed during the study.

- Scan information on common pharmaceutical preparations and critically evaluate drug formulations.

- Be well-conversant with the principles of pharmacy and dispense the medications giving proper instructions.

Facilities

- The department including laboratories wherein educational activities, experimental and clinical research is carried out.

The laboratories include

- Experimental Pharmacology

- Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacy lab.

Facilities and Infrastructure

1) Pharmacology Museum

2) Library cum seminar room

Demonstration Room with LCD (Capacity - 75)

3) Demonstration room

- The department also looks after the Centre for Animal studies of the Institutions.

Using the available facilities, following activities are carried out:

- Undergraduate education

- Clinical studies

- Drug Information Service

- Promotion of rational use of drugs

- The Department collaborates with other basic, speciality departments in Govt.Medical College & Hospital, Chandrapur.

Academics

Courses Conducted

Level of Graduation Faculty No. of Students Affiliated University
Under Graduate MBBS 100 MUHS

Academic activities for Undergraduate students:

- The department conducts following teaching and learning activities in the subject of pharmacology for undergraduate students. In compliance with the syllabus laid down for the subject by MUHS, the department runs theory and practical programs. The theory comprises of large group interactive lectures, symposia and small group teaching in the form of tutorials. Practicals are conducted in the form of demonstrations, simulated videos and case studies.

Other academic and recreational activities for UG students :

The department has initiated following activities:

Activity Board: Pharmacology related resource material in the form of case studies, diagrams, tables, crosswords, flow charts, short & long articles is displayed on this board. The material to be displayed is selected based on the syllabus covered during the regular classes. Pertinent topics related to the current advances in medicine and research are also put on view.

Research :

a. The Department of Pharmacology also organizes training sessions in basic and clinical research for faculty members.

b. The Department is also engaged in imparting training to aspiring undergraduate (MBBS) students in research methodologies by encouraging them under government research schemes like Indian Council of Medical research – Short Term Studentship (ICMR-STS).

Other academic and recreational activities for UG students :

The department has initiated following activities:

Activity Board: Pharmacology related resource material in the form of case studies, diagrams, tables, crosswords, flow charts, short & long articles is displayed on this board. The material to be displayed is selected based on the syllabus covered during the regular classes. Pertinent topics related to the current advances in medicine and research are also put on view.

Committees run by the department:

a. Pharmcovigilance Committee

b. Institutional Ethics Committee

c. Animal Ethics Committee

d. Drugs Purchase Committee


The department of Pharmacology is also managing the Medical store of Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandrapur.

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Manohar M. Bende

Professor

Qualification : MBBS

Dr. Chetna A. Shamkuwar

Associate Professor

Qualification : MBBS, MD

Dr.Ajay Chandrakapure

Assistant Professor

Qualification : MBBS, MD

Dr.Avisha Madavi

Tutor

Qualification : MBBS

Dr.Priyanka Sonwane

Assistant Professor

Qualification : MBBS, MD

Dr.Amit Kamdi

Tutor

Qualification : MBBS, MD

Non Teaching Staff

NameDesignation
Mr. Prashant ChondhalkarLab Technician
Shri. Ritesh AmdeHigher Grade Steno
Shri. Mubin Khan PathanJr. Clerk
Anil SalamSr. Clerk
Shri. Hanwant JadhavSr. Clerk