Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences
Pharmacology

Pharmacology Facilities

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Facilities

Teaching/Learning Facilities 
The department has one lecture hall with a sitting capacity of 250 students. There are four demonstration rooms, 6O sq. each, with a sitting capacity of 90 students. Teaching is conducted by means of black board, overhead projector, and LCD projector. 

Undergraduate teaching 
Students get a hands on training during practical exercises with the help of computer aided simulation of animal experiments. They study the effects of various groups of drugs. They are also taught Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics in the form of clinical problems and prescription writing. Students learn pharmacology through didactic lectures, tutorials, practical demonstration simulation experiments and role plays. They are regularly assessed by conducting class tests both in theory and practicals. Students interact with the faculty for clarifications.

Post graduate teaching
Post-graduate teaching is through seminars, journal clubs, case-discussion, animal experiments and clinical case discussions. They are also encouraged to participate in undergraduate teaching. They are motivated to participate in various workshops, CMEs and to present papers in conferences. 

Faculty development
The faculty are qualified postgraduates with rich experience in teaching and research. They are encouraged to carry out research projects every year. There is a continuous training for the faculty on medical education technology to keep them abreast of the newer technology in teaching. Every faculty also mentors a small group of undergraduate students.

Departmental library
The department has a separate library, measuring 30sq.m with the sitting capacity of 20 members. It has a collection of 130 books, of recent editions. It also has national and international journals.

DEPARTMENTAL MUSEUM

The departmental museum is a part of central museum having an area of 125sq.m. The drug samples are classified and arranged system wise. There are around 150 drug samples including crude drugs and 60 catalogues which are available for student reference. It is also provided with 42 charts, 12 photographs and also separate section depicting the history of medicine.

Laboratories

The department experimental laboratory, which covers 320 square meters, can accommodate 90 students at a time. There are 15 computers installed The clinical pharmacology and pharmacy laboratory is a 256 square meter facility equipped with advanced equipment’s like Rotarod apparatus, analgesiometer, isolated organ bath, act photometer, electroconvulsiometer,Hebb’s William maze, Spectrophotometer etc.

The Post Graduate Research Centre lab sprawls over 72 square meters and is equipped with a Student Organ Bath, bench kymograph, hot air oven and an incubator, spectrophotometer, Hebb's William's maze, Shuttle box, Open field apparatus, Physiograph, Eddy's hot plate,open fieldapparatus,incubator,centrifuge,etc.


Name of the Equipments
1. BACTERIOLOGICAL INCUBATOR
2. AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC RECORDING DRUMS
3. HIGH POWER CENTRIFUGE FOR SEROLOGICAL AND ELECTRICAL WORKS
4. ANALGESIOMETER
5. ANIMAL WEIGHING MACHINE FOR SMALL ANIMALS LIKE RATS AND MICE
6. FROG BOARDS
7. STARLINGS HEART LEVER
8. DISSECTION INSTRUMENTS
9. STOP CLOCK
10. PORCELEIN DISHES5” SIZES
11. CRUCIBLE WITH TONGS
12. IRON SPATULA
13. MEASURING GLASSES
      10 ml
      25ml
      100ml
14. ELECTRONIC STIMULATORS
15. HOMOGENISER
16. MAGNETIC STIRRER WITH HOT PLATE
17. HOT AIR OVEN
18. ACTOPHOTOMETER
19. ELECTRO CONVULSIOMETER
20. COOK’S POLE CLIMBING APPARATUS
21. DIGITAL pH METER
22. TABLET DISINTEGRATION MACHINE FILLED WITH HEAVY DUTY MOTOR WITH ONE
23. SIX TUBE BASKET AND BOROSIL BEAKER
24. MAGNIFYING GLASS
25. DESSICATOR
26. REMI CENTRIFUGE TUBES
27. AUTO CLAVE
28. DIGITAL SPECTRO PHOTOMETER
29. STERLISER
30. CHEMICAL BALANCES
31. GRAM WEIGHT BOXES
32. WATER BATH
33. BAROMETER
34. CONDONS DROP RECORDER
35. X- BLOCK STANDARD
36. LONG PAPER EXTENSION
37. HOOK GRIPS
38. OPEN SIDED X BLOCKS
39. SPARES FOR RABBIT INTESTINAL BATH
40. ORGAN TUBES
      8 FOR 4 UNIT BATH
      2 FOR RABBIT INTESTINAL BATH
41. AERATION TUBES
     2 FOR RABBIT INTESTINAL BATH
     8 FOR UNIT BATH
42. VORTEX MIXER
43. ISOLATED RABBIT INTESTINAL BATH
44. 4 UNIT BATH
45. PILL TILES
46. ASSEMBLY FOR DOG EXPT-
47. PEAK NASAL FLOW METER
48. ROTA ROD ASSEMBY
49. DIGITAL PHOTOCOLORIMETER
50. AIR PUMP (electrically operated)