Faridpur Medical College

Department of Pharmacology

The department of pharmacology discusses with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs.

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Brief Outlook

Departmental Objectives:

The objective is to provide a need based integrated ‘Basic Pharmacology for a safe and effective prescribing’ Course so that the students on graduation will be competent to:

  • Describe the pharmacological effects, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic characteristics and adverse reactions of drugs in order to be able to prescribe safely and effectively.
  • describe the basic principles and concepts considered essential for rational (effective, safe, suitable and economic) prescribing and use of medicines in clinical
  • understand the principles of rational prescribing and the basis of utilizing the principles of rational evaluation of therapeutic
  • Recognize, manage and report the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and drug interactions.
  • Obtain informed consent by providing enough information about disease(s), treatment(s) and alternative options available, in order to allow the patient to make informed decision about their
  • identify and assess objectively the drug information
  • state the  Essential  Drug List and    principles underlying the ‘Concept of Essential Drugs’, and apply them in community oriented health care delivery
  • recognize the implications of poly pharmacy and other means of irrational prescribing, identify influences favouring irrational prescribing and develop means to resist
  • evaluate the ethical and legal issues involved in drug prescribing, development, manufacture and
  • acquire methods of learning needed for evaluation of existing and new drugs and to follow trends and approaches in pharmacological
  • develop attitude for continuous self learning and professional development throughout their practicing

List of Competencies to Acquire:

  1. Knowledge and Understanding
    • Basic pharmacodynamics (effects, mechanism), and clinical pharmacokinetics required for safe and effective
    • Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs): recognizing, management & reporting
    • Basic principles & concepts essential for rational (effective, safe, suitable and economic) prescribing and use of drugs in clinical
    • Concept of essential drugs and selection of essential drug list for use in community oriented health care
    • Drug information sources: access to unbiased drug compendia and use of standard treatment guidelines , formularies to support safe and effective prescribing
    • Ethics of Prescribing: Informed patient consent about disease, treatment given and alternative options
    • The ethical and legal issues involved in drug prescribing, development and
  2. Skill –
    • Taking drug
    • Prescription writing: choosing safe & effective drugs and appropriate dosage
    • Selecting appropriate drugs (P Drug) to support rational prescribing considering efficacy, safety, suaitability and
    • Recognizing, managing and reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and drug
    • Obtaining accurate objective information to support safe and effective
    • Prescribing drugs for special groups: elderly, children, pregnancy, breast feeding mothers, renal &/or hepatic impairment or
    • Getting informed consent from patients
    • Analyzing new evidence:
      • Reading, assessing and critically analyzing clinical trial results
      • Practicing evidence based medicine
      • Assessing the possible benefits and hazards of new therapy
  3. Attitude –
    • Continuous self learning to keep their knowledge & skill up to date through continuous professional
    • Communicating with patients regarding disease, the drug treatment and alternative options to obtain informed consent and respecting patients’ own views and wishes in relation to drug treatment.

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The Course Details

Distribution of Teaching - Learning Hours:

LectureTutorialPractical and DemonstrationClinical Case ReportTotal teaching hoursFormative ExamSummative exam
Preparatory leaveExam timePreparatory leaveExam time
100 hrs30 hrs50 hrs20 hrs200 hrs10 days15 days10 days15 days
(Time for exam. preparatory leave and formative & summative assessment is common for all subjects of the phase )

Teaching - Learning Methods, Teaching Aids and Evaluation:

Teaching Methods

Teaching aids

In course evaluation

Large

group

Small group

Self

learning

Others

 

 

 

Integrated

Laptop multimedia

 

·       Item Examination

·       Card        final (written)

·       Term Examination

·       Term final (written, oral+ practical)

Lecture

Tutorial

Assignment

teaching/Assignmen

Microphone, Speaker

 

Practical &

 

t with presentation,

Overhead

 

Demonstrations

 

clinical case report

Projector With Screen,

 

 

 

Block Placement at

Laser Pointer,

 

 

 

the end of term II

Slide Projector,

 

 

 

 

Black Board,

 

 

 

 

White Board, Marker,

 

 

 

 

Duster

 

 

 

 

Tracing paper showing

 

 

 

 

drug effect, reference

 

 

 

 

books

3rd Professional Examination:

Marks distribution of Assessment of Pharmacology & Therapeutics:

Total marks – 300

  • Written = 90 (MCQ-20, SAQ-70) + formative assessment marks -10= 100
  • Structured oral examination= 100
  • Practical (Traditional + OSPE) =100

Assessment in Pharmacology:

Components

Marks

Total Marks

Formative assessment

 

10

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

   

MCQ SAQ

20

70

90

PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

   

Traditional Practical Examination OSPE

60

40

100

ORAL EXAMINATION (Structured)

2 Boards

50+50

100

Grand Total

300

  • There will be separate Answer Script for MCQ
  • Pass marks 60 % in each of theoretical, oral and practical

Prerequisite for 3rd Professional Examination:

  1. A Student must pass all term exam before appearing 3rd professional
  2. Class attendance must be 75 %
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