Department of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology endeavours to provide the students a solid understanding of pharmacological basis of use of drugs in diseases at molecular, cellular and organ level. Prescribing drugs is one of the key practices in medicine, hence a strong foundation is of utmost importance. This undergraduate program consists of basic clinical knowledge, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics which runs over four semester.
Academic staff of the department thrives to deliver lectures, small group discussions and tutorials for students to give a better comprehension on safe, effective and rational usage of drugs. This will establish a strong link between clinical subjects. At the end of the program students are expected to have analytical skills and knowledge on prescribing medication in clinical practice.
This department has one laboratory under construction which will be used for research purposes in the future.
Dr. U.M.N.P. Samaranayake