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Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics is the science of medicines and how they are used to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases and disorders in humans.

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Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) is functioning under the umbrella of Riphah International University – a chartered “W” Category University by the Federal Government and recognized by the Higher Education Commission. The Institute has already been inspected for affiliation by the Pakistan Pharmacy Council. The institute is housed in a purpose-built dedicated campus. RIPS has 14 Labs, 5 Lecture Halls an auditorium and Conference room. All the laboratories are fully equipped with the latest equipment for conducting practical as well as research work. The Labs, Lecture Halls and Seminar Library, auditorium and Conference room are all air conditioned while the Lecture Halls are fully equipped with multimedia system/overhead projectors and sound system. RIPS has a strong Faculty of 30 highly qualified and experienced academicians including 5 Ph.D.’s. besides 8 visiting faculty members. RIPS has two libraries, the Main library and the Seminar library which maintains a Book Bank providing text books to all the students.


Pharmacology & therapeutics is the study of substances that interact with living systems through chemical processes, especially by binding to regulatory molecules and activating or inhibiting normal body processes. These substances may be chemicals administered to achieve a beneficial therapeutic effect on some process within the patient or for their toxic effects on regulatory processes in parasites infecting the patient. “Introduction to Pharmacology and Drug Development,” will provide students with an introduction to the nature of drugs and drug development including: principles of drug receptors; how drugs interact with the body (PD)

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