The Department is committed to train undergraduate, postgraduate students and impart knowledge to
- Understand the general principles of drug action and handling of drugs by the body.
- Select and prescribe suitable drugs according to the needs of the patient for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common ailments.
- Foresee, recognise, prevent and manage adverse drug effects.
- Avoid simultaneous use of drugs resulting in harmful interactions
- Judiciously use rational drug combinations in the best interest of the patient
- Comprehend the contribution of both drug and non drug factors in the outcome of treatment
- Judiciously use “over the counter” drugs and be aware of ill effects of social use of intoxicants
- Appreciate the essential drug concept and translate it in terms of drug needs for a given community
- Exercise caution in prescribing drugs likely to produce dependence and be aware of the treatment strategies for drug dependence
- Implement the drug treatment guidelines laid down for diseases covered under National Health Programmes
- Prescribe drugs for the control of fertility
- Understand, predict and prevent possible adverse effects of drugs on the foetus while treating pregnant woman
- Understand the age related factors while prescribing drugs in infants, children and geriatric patients
- Understand different types of bio-medical waste, their potential risks and their management
- Update the new drugs which have been approved for marketing