The broad goal of the course is to inculcate rational and scientific basis of therapeutics keeping in view the dental profession. In this sense, the course aims to introduce the predoctoral dental students to basic pharmacology, whilst building up skills and analytical apprehension of drug mechanisms, pharmacological actions, adverse effects and major drug interactions relevant to their field of study. It puts more emphasis on the pharmacotherapy of dental conditions which they may face on the dental chair. In addition, the course addresses the essential elements as well as the legislative principles of prescription writing of the commonly used drugs in the dental field, including controlled drugs.
Prerequisite PHYL 221 & PHRM 221