DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology is a 3-year long postgraduate program that is being offered at Santosh Deemed to be University, Ghaziabad, UP. Basically, the programme aims to providing core knowledge of the principles and practice of pharmacology like the interaction of drugs with body cells and production of therapeutic response. M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology provides an in-depth and analytical model on the study of rehabilitation under the influence of drugs/ medicines. The course curriculum mainly covers tissue and organism pharmacology, cell and receptor pharmacology, and pharmacological effects of drugs on various organ system. The university is offering this program under the Department of Pharmacology based on percentage of marks obtained in qualifying degree/exams from a recognised Institution/ University. M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology involves teaching theory and practical aspects of General and Systemic Pharmacology, Toxicology, Instrumentation in Drug Analysis, Drug Development Process, Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Research, Research Methodology and Biostatistics, etc. These subjects cover almost all that is required for a M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology incumbent. After completing the course, students get M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology jobs like Pharmacologist, Clinical Research Associate, Research Scientist, and alike in sectors such as Hospitals, Research Colleges/ Universities, Pharmacovigilance services, etc.


Program Objectives: 


  • Student produced should have all the attributes of a competent pharmacologist with good theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Students should be able to apply and integrate the basic knowledge into the various principles of pharmacology in scientific perspective with a widened view.
  • Students should be able to understand the fundamentals of basic research and further apply it in exploring opportunities to pursue advanced research.
  • Students should develop an ability to critically analyse scientific data, draw legitimate conclusions and application of this knowledge for evolvement of science.
  • Students should be able to imbibe and learn habit of learning throughout life to meet the advances in professional field by developing ethical, interpersonal and team skills.


Program Outcomes: 


  • Cognitive domain:
  • Students will have a mastery in the subject of Pharmacology.
  • Practice principles of pharmacological scienced and be conversant in recent advances in the field of specialties. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of university-based pharmacology practice, including its interactions with other specialties.
  • Students will use the expertise and through focused efforts making healthcare or research activities cost-effective through evidence-based approach without compromising quality.


  • Affective domain:
  • Students will train to become compassionate and efficient pharmacologist without compromising human values.
  • Students will have the ability to communicate needs efficiently and clearly (both verbally and in writing) research subjects, their families, peers and subordinates.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to interact professionally with team members.
  • Student will maintain an impeccable professional image at all times.


  • Psychomotor domain
  • Students will have the psychomotor skills and demonstrate the proper technique of practical pharmacology and various laboratory techniques other than pharmacology.
  • Students will have skills in animal handling and short surgical procedure on them.
  • Students will have sufficient exposure and skill development to run, manage and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Students will be adept at gathering current information on their own, and will be able to judge the quality of this information as it pertains to their area of expertise.


6. Mapping of the Program Outcome with Program Objectives

  • To provide students with sound fundamental knowledge in Basic and clinical pharmacology, Research methodology & Biostatistics to formulate, analyse, and also to combine fundamental knowledge of Pharmacological principles with available modern techniques to address realistic, unstructured research related or patient centric problems.
  • To apply critical reasoning, subject knowledge and research skills to identify and solve problems in order to take appropriate decisions and to enhance problem solving abilities in interest of the science and society.
  • To broaden knowledge to establish themselves as creative professionals, locally and globally, to pursue life-long learning for continuous self-developmentto become a leader in the field of expertise
  • To provide training for developing professional skills and soft skills such as proficiency in languages, verbal, logical, analytical, comprehension, team building, inter personal relationship, group discussion and leadership skill to become a better professional.
  • To apply and practice the ethical and social aspects of modern science and strictly adhere to these principles.


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Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates who have passed B.Sc. ZBC (Zoology/ Botany/ Chemistry), B.Sc. Anatomy, BDS, MBBS, BMLT, BPT, BOMM, B. Pharma, BAMS/ Biotechnology with atleast 50% aggregate marks.


Duration of the program: M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology is of 3 years duration program.


An M.Sc. in Medical Pharmacology can open up several career paths in both private and government sectors. Here are some potential career options you can explore:


Private Sector:


Clinical Research Associate (CRA): As a CRA, you will be responsible for monitoring clinical trials, ensuring they are conducted in accordance with regulations and ethical guidelines.


Medical Writer: Medical writers prepare documents, such as research articles, protocols, and regulatory submissions, to communicate scientific and medical information.

Pharmacovigilance Officer: Pharmacovigilance officers are responsible for monitoring and reporting adverse drug reactions, as well as ensuring that pharmaceutical companies comply with regulatory requirements.

Medical Affairs Associate: Medical affairs associates are involved in the development and promotion of pharmaceutical products, providing medical and scientific information to healthcare professionals.

Drug Safety Officer: Drug safety officers monitor the safety of drugs, assess risks, and develop risk mitigation strategies.


Government Sector:

Drug Inspector: Drug inspectors are responsible for ensuring that pharmaceutical products meet regulatory standards and are safe for public use.

Pharmacologist: Pharmacologists research the effects of drugs on living organisms and may work in government agencies such as the FDA or NIH.

Research Scientist: Research scientists may work in government research organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Medical Officer: Medical officers may work in government health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the National Health Service (NHS) and may be involved in public health initiatives.

Overall, an M.Sc. in Medical Pharmacology can provide you with a wide range of career opportunities in both private and government sectors. The career you choose will depend on your interests and career goals.