DEPARTMENT OF Pharmacology

About Pharmacology


The Department of Pharmacology at Dhaka National Medical College, is involved in teaching Pharmacology to undergraduate MBBS students (4th Year). The undergraduate program was started in 1994 .

The Annual Lecture Update for postgraduates was started in 1994 by the Dept. of Pharmacology, DNMC and is held annually ever since along with the Dept. of Pharmacology, DNMC.  The Department has coordinated several clinical trials. The faculty members are resource persons for workshops , members of doctoral committee, students’ research forum, ISO core committee and provide Basic Life Support training to undergraduates. 

Key Features

  • Training of undergraduates to inculcate a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics
  • Training of undergraduates to make them competent in academics, research and industry.
  • Guiding doctoral candidates.
  • Well-qualified and experienced faculty
  • Well equipped with library, computers,  LCDs, laboratories and other resources
  • Modern teaching methods practiced including computer assisted learning and use of ICT in teaching-learning
  • Curriculum is designed and  reviewed periodically to facilitate students in pursuing higher education and research in Bangladesh and abroad
  • Pharmacogenomics lab providing hands on training for postgraduates
  • Research – Clinical – conducted as per GCP guidelines
  • Research – Basic – conducted as per GLP/CPCSEA guidelines
  • Consultancy service with respect to adverse drug reactions; reporting ADRs to National Coordination Centre, Ghaziabad
  • Regular conduct of CMEs and workshops for students and faculty
  • Interdepartmental research work- many of the UG projects have been done in collaboration with other department of DNMC - Department of Medicine, Biochemistry, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Microbiology, Neonatology, Gastroenterology and Urology.


About the Area of Study

Pharmacology is the science of drugs. The objective of Pharmacology is mainly to provide such scientific data, using which one can choose a drug treatment of proven efficacy and safety from the various options available, to suit the patient.

Pharmacology has an important role in pharmaceutical industry where drug discovery and clinical trials are all based on pharmacological principles.

Like other biomedical sciences, the boundaries of Pharmacology are extending and it tends to have more than other disciplines. The new arrivals on the fringe are Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics.



Prof. Md. Khorshed Alam
MSc, PhD & Post. Doctoral Fellow (Japan)
Professor & Head of Pharmacology
Pharmacology Department

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