The broad goal of teaching under graduate students in pharmacology is to inculcate rational and scientific basis of therapeutics keeping in view of dental curriculum and Profession.


At the end of the course the student shall be able to:
i. Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of essential and commonly used drugs in general and in dentistry in particular,
ii. List the indications, contraindications; interactions, and adverse reactions of commonly used drugs with reason,
iii. Tailor the use of appropriate drugs in disease with consideration to its cost, efficacy,
safety for individual and mass therapy needs,
iv. Indicate special care in prescribing common and essential drugs in special medical situations such as pregnancy, lactation, old age, renal, hepatic damage and immuno compromised patients,
v. Integrate the rational drug therapy in clinical pharmacology,
vi. Indicate the principles underlying the concepts of “Essential drugs”.
vii. Recognise and report adverse drug reaction to suitable authorities.

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