MBBS Pharmacology Syllabus

MBBS Pharmacology Syllabus

S.No. Topic Domain   Hours (as per MCI)
A General Pharmacology
1. INTRODUCTION: Pharmacology -a foundation to clinical practice Must Know 1
2. Routes of drug administration Must Know 1
3. Pharmacokinetics Must Know 6
4. Pharmacodynamics Must Know 6
5. Adverse drug Reactions Must Know 2
6. New drug discovery & clinical trials Desirable to Know 1
B Autonomic nervous system Pharmacology
1 Introduction: General considerations Must Know 1
2  Cholinergic system and drugs Must Know 2
3 Anticholinergic drugs,drugs acting on autonomic ganglia Must Know 1
4 Adrenergic system and drugs Must Know 1
5 Anti-adrenergic drugs Must Know 4
6 Drugs for glaucoma Must Know 1
C Drugs for cough & Bronchial Asthma
1 Introduction: Cough Desirable to Know 1
2 Bronchial Asthma Must Know 2
D Autacoids
1 Histamine and antihistaminics Must Know 1
2 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), its antagonists & Drug therapy of Migraine Must Know 1
3 Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes (Eicosanoids) and Platelet Activating Factor Desirable to Know 1
4 Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs and Antipyretic-Analgesics Must Know 2
5 Antirheumatoid and antigout drugs Must Know 1
E Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Pharmacology
1 Local anesthetics Must Know 2
2 Skeletal muscle relaxants Must Know 1
F CNS Pharmacology
1. Introduction to CNS Pharmacology Must Know 1
2. General Anaesthetic Must Know 2
3. Alcohol Desirable to Know 1
4. Sedative-hypnotics and anxiolytic drugs Must Know 2
5 Antiepileptic Drugs Must Know 2
6 Antiparkinsonian Drugs Must Know 1
7 Antipsychotic and Antimanic Drugs Desirable to Know 2
8 Antidepressant and Antianxiety Drugs Must Know 2
9 Opioid analgesics & antagonists Must Know 2
G  CVS Pharmacology
1. Cardiac Electrophysiological Considerations Nice to Know 1
2. Drugs affecting Renin- Angiotensin System and Plasma Kinins Must Know 2
3. Cardiac Glycosides And Drugs for Heart Failure Must Know 2
4. Anti Arrthymic Drugs Nice to Know 2
5. Anti – Anginal And Anti Ischaemic Drugs Must Know 2
6 Anti Hypertensive Drugs Must Know 2
H Endocrine pharmacology
1 Hypothalamic and pituitary hormones Desirable to Know 1  
2 Thyroid Hormones and Thyroid Inhibitors Must Know 2
3 Insulin, Oral Hypoglycaemic Drugs and Glucagon Must Know 3
4 Corticosteroids Must Know 2  
5 Gonadal hormones & inhibitors Nice to Know 4  
6 Drugs Affecting Calcium Balance Must Know 1  
I Gastrointestinal drugs Pharmacology  
1 Drugs for Peptic Ulcer and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Must Know 1
2 Antiemetic, Prokinetic and Digestant Drugs   Must Know 1
3 Drugs for Constipation and Diarrhoea   Must Know 1
J Blood Pharmacology  
1 Haematinics and Erythropoietin   Must Know 2
2 Drugs affecting Coagulation, Bleeding & Thrombosis Must Know 3  
3 Hypolipidaemic drugs Nice to Know 1  
K Chemotherapy of microbial diseases   
1 Principles of antimicrobial therapy   Must Know 2
2 Folate antagonists and Quinolones Must Know 1
3 Inhibitors of cell wall synthesis   Must Know
4 Protein synthesis inhibitors   Must Know 2
5 Drugs for tuberculosis   Must Know 3
6 Antileprotic Drugs Must Know 1  
7 Antifungal drugs Must Know 1  
8 Antiviral drugs Must Know 2  
9 Antimalarial Drugs Must Know 2  
10 Antiamoebic and Other Antiprotozoal Drugs Must Know 2
11 Antiparasitic drugs Must Know 1  
12 Anticancer drugs Nice to  Know 1  
L Miscellaneous topics  
1 Immunopharmacology Desirable to Know 1  
2 Chelating agents Desirable to Know 1  
3 Antiseptics & Disinfectants Must Know 1  
4 Drugs acting on skin & mucous membranes Nice to Know 1  
5 Vitamins Must Know 1  
6 Vaccines & sera Must Know 1  
7 Rational pharmacotherapy Must Know 1