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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 14--18

Undergraduate pharmacology curriculum at an international medical college in India

Vasudha Devi, Vishal Bhat, Ganesh K Shenoy 
 Department of Pharmacology, Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Vasudha Devi
Department of Pharmacology, Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Devi V, Bhat V, Shenoy GK. Undergraduate pharmacology curriculum at an international medical college in India.Indian J Pharmacol 2016;48:14-18


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Devi V, Bhat V, Shenoy GK. Undergraduate pharmacology curriculum at an international medical college in India. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 May 29 ];48:14-18
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