Department of Pharmacology is headed by Dr.Bushra Naureen. Pharmacology is taught during 3rd year MBBS.The basic and clinical aspects of the knowledge of drugs/medicines are covered. The objective is to enable the medical graduates to prescribe drugs rationally to their patients for cure or primary therapy, suppression of symptoms, prevention and diagnosis of diseases. Moreover, they should be able to monitor drug therapy, detect and manage adverse drug reactions, and over dosage or poisoning of drugs.
To achieve the above objectives, a highly qualified and experienced faculty carries out the teaching schedules. The students are familiarized with the different dosage forms of drugs, along with their routes of administration and calculation of the doses. Experiments are designed in which the students demonstrate the effects of selected drugs on suitable animals/tissues in a well-equipped laboratory. The observations are correlated with their clinical uses.