At the end of the course of instruction, the students should be able to – (1) acquire the knowledge of the basic principles of pharmacology considered essential for rational, effective and safe use of therapeutic agents in clinical practice. (2) demo strate the acquisition of skill indispensing of simple prescription. (3) Show the attitude of- -an interest in pharmacology as a subject which plays an integral part in the scientific treatment of disease. -having awareness of the variability of drug responses and the existence of drug interactions which may modify useful pharmacological actions. -considering the usefulness and limitation of different drug preparations which would promote essential drug concept and rational use of drugs.