Fundamental principles of pharmacology and autonomic pharmacology are taught in the second year of the curriculum; groups of drugs are covered during the third and fourth years in conjunction with structure-function relationships and the pathophysiology of disease according to organ systems. The department also participates in teaching clinical pharmacology and therapeutics during the clinical clerkships.

In conjunction with the Ministry of Health the department has taken a major role to support the health care system in the UAE by developing a National Formulary, establishing a drug information service, and improving clinical pharmacy practice.