The branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs is defined as Pharmacology.
About the department:
The Pharmacology department is headed by Prof. Shafia Waheed. The Department is located on the 3rd floor of the Basic Sciences building. It has an experimental lab, a pharmacological lab, and a research lab. Additionally, the department is annexed with a museum; specimens of various herbal and patent drugs are displayed here. The museum also has a wide range of charts, related to the mechanism of action of different pharmaceutical drugs, on display.
A sufficient number of well-trained and experienced faculty members with good academic credentials have been employed by the department.
The department currently plays a vital role in the maintenance of the CPTH and BIT pharmacies. Knowledge of medication, regarding various routes of administration, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions etc. is imparted to students of 3rd year MBBS.