The Department of Pharmacology is one of the foundation departments of the Faculty of Medicine which was established in the 1963. Originally dedicated to the training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, the department over the years has expanded its teaching responsibilities to cover other healthcare related disciplines within and outside the Faculty of Medicine – like the undergraduate and postgraduate Dental programmes, Nursing diploma and degree programmes, Pharmacy undergraduate programmes and the Biomedicial Sciences programmes. For each programme, the over all objective is to produce graduate with knowledge, attitudes and skill appropriate to the particular profession and at a depth and scope which commensurate to the level of specialization as defined by the programmes.
In addition to the above, there also exists some speciality which are grouped according to research and teaching functions. These speciality consist of:
- Cardiovascular & Smooth Muscle
- Pharmacokinetics & Bioequivalence studies
- Analytical and clinical pharmacology
- Molecular pharmacology
The vision of Department, in view of the above, is to become a centre of excellence that provides leadership in Pharmacology education, training, research, development and related services to the Malaysian community in particular, and to mankind in general.
The Department’s mission at the undergraduate level is to contribute in the overall training of the medical house officer, through enriching him with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for rational drug prescription, so that he can fit effectively and efficiently, not only into the Malaysian national health care service system, but also into the international arena.