Undergraduate pharmacology curriculum at an international medical college in India

Vasudha Devi, Vishal Bhat, Ganesh Shenoy

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Pharmacology is an important aspect of rational therapeutics. There has been a long-standing need for a change in the undergraduate medical curriculum of pharmacology. A review of literature throws up different approaches to improve the curriculum and to provide more importance to conceptualization and relevance to clinical practice. This article describes the undergraduate pharmacology curriculum which is revised to meet the needs of our unique status as an international medical college in India. We highlight how our curriculum prepares the students for future clinical practice by inculcating higher cognitive skills and soft skills. This article also provides a model for program evaluation and also challenges faced by our department while executing the planned curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S14-S18
JournalIndian Journal of Pharmacology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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