MSc Medical Pharmacology is a 3-year program consisting of classroom teaching, self-study, seminars, research project (dissertation) and practical demonstration classes.

• MSc Medical Pharmacology is the discipline of medicine and biology that researches and studies medication or drug activity.

• The course comprises developing hypotheses in a specific field of pharmacological research and testing them through active research. 

• The course teaches aspiring doctors to research new drugs, drug discovery and clinical trials.

• The course teaches to write proper prescriptions along with their medico-legal implications.

• How to flourish and become good academics or research scholars.

• This programme designed to provide students with a solid foundation in pharmacology theory and practice. 

• Tissue and organism pharmacology, cell and receptor pharmacology, and nervous system pharmacology are among the topics studied in this curriculum. 

• The researcher aimed at better comprehending human illness treatment techniques with the good prescription writing. 

• The researcher receives valuable industrial experience.

Graduates of this programme will be able to participate in the assessment, planning, and implementation of healthcare initiatives at all levels.


Program Objectives: 


​•  Student-produced should have all the attributes of a competent pharmacologist with good theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
•  Students should be able to apply and integrate the basic knowledge into the various principles of pharmacology in a scientific perspective with a widened view.
•  Students should be able to understand the fundamentals of basic research and further apply it in exploring opportunities to pursue advanced research.
•  Students should develop an ability to critically analyze scientific data, draw legitimate conclusions, and application of this knowledge for the evolvement of science.
•  Students should be able to imbibe and learn the habit of learning throughout life to meet the advances in the professional field by developing.


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Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be having an aggregate of 55% or above in graduation in a science stream from a recognized university.
  • MBBS / BDS / BAMS / BHMS / BUMS / B.Pharma / B.Sc. Life Sciences / B.Sc. Biology /B.Sc. Bio Chemistry / B.Sc. Nursing / BMLT / BPT / B.Tech. (Bio-Tech.) with a minimum 55% marks.


Course Duration:    The M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology is a 3-year postgraduate program.


Program Outline

Semester I: 


  • Medical Physiology
  • General Pharmacology
  • Pharmacovigilance- I
  • Physiology Practical
  • Clinical pharmacokinetics, Pharmacy, dosage form
  • Pharmacovigilance exercises (practical aspects)
  • Respiratory Medicine Lab posting in Hospital


Semester II:


  • Medical Anatomy
  • Drugs acting on ANS, Respiratory system and autacoids pharmacology
  • Pharmacovigilance – II
  • Anatomy Practicals
  • Related Practicals with Museum visit
  • Pharmacovigilance exercises (practical aspects)
  • Microbiology lab posting in hospital


Semester III:


  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • Drugs acting on CVS, GIT and Skin disorders
  • Bioethics
  • Yoga & Stress management
  • Practical exercises related to Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • Related Practicals (in CAL lab) with Museum visit
  • Practical example-based ethics, Role play
  • Project Work / Dissertation
  • Blood Bank posting


Semester IV:


  • Medical Microbiology
  • Drugs acting on CNS and Endocrinology
  • Drug discovery and Development
  • Human rights, Gender & Environment
  • Microbiology Practicals
  • Related Practicals on instruments with Museum visit
  • Practical aspects of Drug discovery and development
  • Project Work / Dissertation
  • Biochemistry lab posting in Hospital


Semester V:


  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Chemotherapy, Immunomodulators & Miscellaneous agents
  • Drug regulatory affairs - I
  • Basics of Computer and IT Skills
  • Introduction to SPSS/STATA software
  • Biochemistry Practicals
  • Related Practicals on instruments with Museum visit
  • Practical aspects of Drug regulatory affairs
  • Project Work / Dissertation


Semester VI:


  • Bioassay & Drug Screening methods
  • Recent advances in Basic & Clinical Pharmacology
  • Drug regulatory affairs - II
  • BLS & ACLS [AHA Certified]
  • General Psychology
  • Related Practicals on instruments with Museum visit
  • Presentation on topics assigned
  • Practical aspects of Drug regulatory affairs
  • Project Work / Dissertation

Career Prospectives

An M.Sc. in Medical Pharmacology can open up several career paths in both private and government sectors. Here are some potential career options you can explore:


Private Sector:


Clinical Research Associate (CRA): As a CRA, you will be responsible for monitoring clinical trials, ensuring they are conducted in accordance with regulations and ethical guidelines.


Medical Writer: Medical writers prepare documents, such as research articles, protocols, and regulatory submissions, to communicate scientific and medical information.


Pharmacovigilance Officer: Pharmacovigilance officers are responsible for monitoring and reporting adverse drug reactions, as well as ensuring that pharmaceutical companies comply with regulatory requirements.


Medical Affairs Associate: Medical affairs associates are involved in the development and promotion of pharmaceutical products, providing medical and scientific information to healthcare professionals.


Drug Safety Officer: Drug safety officers monitor the safety of drugs, assess risks, and develop risk mitigation strategies.


Government Sector:


Drug Inspector: Drug inspectors are responsible for ensuring that pharmaceutical products meet regulatory standards and are safe for public use.


Pharmacologist: Pharmacologists research the effects of drugs on living organisms and may work in government agencies such as the FDA or NIH.


Research Scientist: Research scientists may work in government research organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Medical Officer: Medical officers may work in government health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the National Health Service (NHS) and may be involved in public health initiatives.


Overall, an M.Sc. in Medical Pharmacology can provide you with a wide range of career opportunities in both private and government sectors. The career you choose will depend on your interests and career goals.