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Department of Pharmacology
Faculty of Medicine
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka.

Telephone: +94 (0) 373138252

Fax: +94 (0) 372284663

Undergraduate Programme

Teaching activities are conducted according to the curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Teaching activities include; lectures, Small Group Discussions (SGD), Practical sessions and Problem Based Learning (PBL). Student-centred learning is encouraged by the department.

Foundation to Pharmacology will be the initial contact of the students with the Department of Pharmacology where basics of Pharmacology like Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and process of developing new drugs will be discussed. In addition, during each system based module, relevant areas of pharmacology will be taught. E.g. –Cardiovascular, Respiratory etc.

There will be a separate assessment for the foundation to Pharmacology module, which will be in the form of MCQs and SEQs. In addition, in other system module examinations, relevant pharmacology knowledge will be assessed.

We try to collaborate with the extended faculty members so that the theoretical knowledge that they gain in Pharmacology could be applied to their clinical training.

December 2021

Following modules are offered for the MBBS Program from the Department

  1. Introduction to pharmacology
  2. Pharmacodynamics -modes of action of drugs at different levels
  3. Pharmacodynamics -modes of action of drugs at different levels
  4. pharmacodynamics -Drug -target interaction
  5. pharmacodynamics -Dose response relationship
  6. Pharmacokinetics -transport across cell membrane
  7. Pharmacokinetics -absorption
  8. Pharmacokinetics -routes of administration
  9. Pharmacokinetics -distribution in tissues, body compartments and across barriers.
  10. Basis of adverse/ toxic effects of drugs
  11. Drug interactions
  12. Drug therapy in special populations
  13. Measurement and monitoring of drug effect
  14. Analgesics
  1. Transplantation
  2. Medications affecting haematopoietic system
  3. Antiplatelet medications
  4. Anticoagulant medications
  1. Vasodilator and antianginal drugs
  2. Lipid lowering drugs
  3. Thrombolytic and Fibrinolytic drugs
  4. Antihypertensives
  5. Cardio Glycosides
  6. Diuretics
  7. Calcium channel blockers
  8. Sympathetic and parasympathetic drugs
  9. Antiarrhythmic drugs
  1. Pharmacological basis of anti TB drugs
  2. Medications used in Bronchial asthma and medication delivery in Obstructive Lung Disease
  3. Antimicrobials used in respiratory infections
  1. Medications used for upper GI illness
  2. Medications used for inflammatory bowel disease
  3. Medications modifying gastric motility
  4. Hepatotoxic medications
  5. Medications modifying enterohepatic circulation
  1. Drugs acting on the female reproductive system
  2. Drugs acting on the male reproductive system
  1. Nephrotoxic medications to be used with care in renal disease
  1. Medications used in nervous system diseases
  1. Medications in thyroid disease
  2. Medications in Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Medications in adrenal diseases
  4. Immunomodulating drugs
  1. Drugs in bone and joint disorders ( metabolic bone disorders, osteoporosis, drugs in joint disease)

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