Phase-2 (Para-Clinical) Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics


  • The objective is to provide a need based integrated “Basic Pharmacology for a safe and effective prescribing” course so that the students on graduation will be able to:
  • describe the pharmacological effects, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic characteristics and adverse reactions of drugs in order to be able to prescribe safely and effectively.
  • describe the basic principles and concepts considered essential for rational (effective, safe, suitable and economic) prescribing and use of medicines in clinical practice.
  • understand the principles of rational prescribing and the basis of utilizing the principles of rational evaluation of therapeutic alternatives.
  • recognize, manage and report the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and drug interactions.
  • obtain informed consent by providing enough information about disease(s), treatment(s) and alternative options available, in order to allow the patients to make informed decision about their treatment.
  • identify and assess objectively the drug information sources.
  • state the Essential Drug List and principles underlying the “Concept of Essential Drugs”, and apply them appropriately in community oriented health care delivery service.
  • recognize the implications of poly pharmacy and other means of irrational prescribing, identify influences favouring irrational prescribing and develop means to resist them.
  • evaluate the ethical and legal issues involved in drug prescribing, development, manufacture and marketing.
  • acquire methods of learning needed for evaluation of existing and new drugs and to follow trends and approaches in pharmacological research.
  • develop attitude for continuous self learning and professional development throughout their practicing life.

  • After completing the course of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in MBBS course students will acquire following Competencies:
  • Basic pharmacodynamics (effects, mechanism), and clinical pharmacokinetics required for safe and effective prescribing.
  • Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs): recognizing, management & reporting
  • Basic principles & concepts essential for rational (effective, safe, suitable and economic) prescribing and use of drugs in clinical practice.
  • Concept of essential drugs and selection of essential drug list for use in community oriented health care services.
  • Drug information sources: access to unbiased drug compendia and use of standard treatment guidelines , formularies to support safe and effective prescribing.
  • Ethics of Prescribing: Informed patient consent about disease, treatment given and alternative options available.
  • The ethical and legal issues involved in drug prescribing, development and marketing.
  • Taking drug history.
  • Prescription writing: choosing safe & effective drugs and appropriate dosage formulations.
  • Selecting appropriate drugs (P Drug) to support rational prescribing considering efficacy, safety, suaitability and cost.
  • Recognizing, managing and reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and drug interactions.
  • Obtaining accurate objective information to support safe and effective prescribing.
  • Prescribing drugs for special groups: elderly, children, pregnancy, breast feeding mothers, renal &/or hepatic impairment or failure.
  • Getting informed consent from patients for drug therapy.
  • Analyzing new evidence: a)Reading, assessing and critically analyzing clinical trial results, b)Practicing evidence based medicine, c)Assessing the possible benefits and hazards of new therapy
  • Continuous self learning to keep their knowledge & skill uptodate through continuous professional development.
  • Communicating with patients regarding disease, the drug treatment and alternative options to obtain informed consent and respecting patients’ own views and wishes in relation to drug treatment.


Photo Name & Qualification Designation Date of Birth & Joining
Prof. Dr. Md. Zakirul Islam
MBBS, MPhil (Pharmacology)
Professor and Head 20-06-1980
01-04-2009
Dr. Md. Faizur Rahman
MBBS, MPH, MPhil (Pharmacology)
Associate Professor 07-01-1971
01-06-2017
Dr. Shahrin Sultana
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Assistant Professor 14-05-1989
22-05-2023
Dr. Md. Nijam Uddin
MBBS
Lecturer 07-08-1996
04-08-2021
Dr. Afsana Khandaker
MBBS
Lecturer 20-04-1995
16-03-2020
Dr. Umma Habiba
MBBS
Lecturer 05-02-1995
01-02-2023
Dr. Nigur Sultana
MBBS
Lecturer 19-10-1997
16-07-2023
Guest Teacher
Prof. Dr. Munira Afrin
MBBS, M.Phil. (Pharmacology)
Professor 26-06-1979
01-08-2016

  • Academic Calendar for Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
  • Notices of Pharmacology & Therapeutics Department.
  • Term Final Examination and Result of Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

  • Published Articles and ongoing research activities of Prof. Dr. Md. Zakirul Islam
  • Published Articles and ongoing research activities of Dr. Md. Faizur Rahman
  • Published Articles and ongoing research activities of Dr. Shahrin Sultana
  • Published Articles and ongoing research activities of Prof. Dr. Munira Afrin