Goal : The broad goal of teaching pharmacology to undergraduate students is to inculcate in them a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics.
Pharmacology - a foundation to clinical practice Development of the branch of pharmacology; Scope of the subject; role of drugs as one of the modalities to treat diseases, definition of drug; nature and sources of drugs; subdivisions of pharmacology rational pharmacotherapy
B) GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY: Pharmacokinetics Application to pharmacotherapeutics Adverse Drug Reactions
C) AUTONOMIC PHARMACOLOGY: A) CARDIOVASCULAR SYSEM INCLUDING DRUGS AFFECTING COAGULATION AND THOSE ACTING ON KIDNEYS: General Considerations and Overview of antihypertensive therapy;
Diuretics Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors Sympatholytics & vasodilators Management of hypertension Antianginal: Nitrates & others Calcium channel blockers Pharmacotherapy of chest pain Anticoagulants & Coagulants Thrombolytics & Antiplatelet Agents Drugs for CCF: Digitalis glycosides, Others agents Management of CCF Antiarrhythmic Agents Agents used for the management of shock Hypolipidaemic
PHARMACOLOGY BOOKS RECOMMENDED :-
1. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. Katzung BG (Ed), Publisher : Prentice Hall International Ltd., London. 2. Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics. Satoskar RS, Bhandarkar SD (Ed), Publisher: Popular Prakashan, Bombay. 3. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Tripathi KD (Ed), Jaypee Brothers, publisher:Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. 4. Clinical Pharmacology. Laurence DR, Bennet PN, Brown MJ (Ed). Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
REFERENCE BOOKS :
1. Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. Hardman JG & Limbird LE (Ed), Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York. 2. A Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology. Roger HJ, Spector RG, Trounce JR (Ed), Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Publishers.