MPhil in Pharmacology

About the MPhil in Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study concerned with all aspects of action of drugs on living system including the mechanism of drug action, drug interactions, side effects, clinical indications and pharmacokinetics. Both pre-clinical and clinical characteristics of drugs can be explored at basic, applied, molecular and genetic level. The research uses various in-vitro, in-vivo, in-silico techniques and computational aspects of drug discovery in the areas including all of the following but not limited to Neuropharmacology, cardiovascular, inflammation, infectious diseases, pharmacogenomics, and molecular, clinical, behavioral pharmacology of various systems.

Just like all other research programs at DUHS, our M. Phil program is also offered through School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS), DUHS. To create the whole process of research and academia smooth and successful, there are few important committees of DUHS for assistance. Scientific committee, Ethical Committees (Animal & Clinical IRB), and BASR (Board of Advanced Studies & Research) are the important university governed bodies to facilitate researchers. Up till now, 10 students have been graduated from DCOP making their impact in various esteemed organizations. And currently, 10 students are enrolled in M. Phil Pharmacology Program at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to pursue their research career. The program provides opportunities to acquire the skills of synthesis analysis and development of the research ideas ultimately translating into a form of thesis by the help of highly qualified, active and dedicated faculty.

Admission Process

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Program Highlights


2 - 4 years

Type of Study

Full time (Semesters system)

Credit Hours

12 Credit hours each for 2 semesters of coursework
06 credit hours for thesis
Total Credit Hours : 30

Study Hours Distribution

Study per Semester = 16 weeks
Examination = 2 weeks
Semester Break = 2 weeks

Working Days = 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
(except Friday)

Teaching Hours Distribution

Lecture hours/ Facilitation / Self Directed Studies/ Lab training

Assessment of Student

Continuous Internal Assessment = 30 %
Final Examination = 70%
Total = 100%

Teaching Institution

School of Postgraduate Studies

Degree Awarding Institution

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

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