Evaluation of the Weightage on Dermatological Pharmacotherapy in Undergraduate Pharmacology Education of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Fatema Johora Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Army Medical College Bogura, Bogura
  • Asma Akter Abbasy Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Brahmanbaria Medical College, Brahmanbaria
  • Sabiha Mahboob Major & Medical Officer, CMH Bogura, Bogura
  • Fatiha Tasmin Jeenia Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Chattogram International Medical College, Chattogram
  • Jannatul Ferdoush Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, BGC Trust Medical College, Chattogram
  • Md Sayedur Rahman Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/iahsmj.v5i2.66838

Keywords:

Dermatological pharmacotherapy; Medical education; Pharmacology education; Written question papers.

Abstract

Background: The aim of pharmacology education is to make graduate competent enough to prescribe safely and effectively. So it is expected that pharmacology education would incorporate all the important aspects of prescribing. Skin diseases are associated with a considerable disease burden in Bangladesh and mostly treated in primary care settings by junior doctors.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to analyze the undergraduate pharmacology curriculum and written question papers (SAQ) of MBBS curriculum of 07 different universities (Bangladesh University of Professionals, University of Dhaka, University of Chittagong, University of Rajshahi, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology, Chittagong and Gono Bishwabidyalay) of Bangladesh in last 10 years (January 2010 to November 2019). The evaluation was conducted through searching certain key phrases.

Results: In Pharmacology & Therapeutics portion of the MBBS curricula, there was not a single hour to teach dermatological pharmacotherapy. Highest presence of dermatological pharmacotherapy related question was observed in Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) followed by University of Rajshahi (RU).And statistically significant difference (p<0.00001) was observed among seven universities.

Conclusion: Current study revealed negligible presence of dermatological pharmacotherapy in undergraduate pharmacology education of Bangladesh over 10 years period.

IAHS Medical Journal Vol 5(2), Dec 2022; 34-37

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2023-06-25

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Johora, F. ., Abbasy, A. A. ., Mahboob, S. ., Jeenia, F. T. ., Ferdoush, J. ., & Rahman, M. S. . (2023). Evaluation of the Weightage on Dermatological Pharmacotherapy in Undergraduate Pharmacology Education of Bangladesh. IAHS Medical Journal, 5(2), 34–37. https://doi.org/10.3329/iahsmj.v5i2.66838

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