The department of pharmacy practice was established in the year 2003 to provide better patient health care and to bestow community pharmacy services. Pharmacy practice is a patient oriented specialization that includes hospital, clinical pharmacy services. The curriculum of pharmacy practice blends theory and practice of medical and biological sciences thus leading to a rewarding career in today’s expanding health care system.
The department of pharmacy practice is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through innovative teaching methods, the department provides the skills necessary to foster critical thinking and the optimal use of medications, while promoting professionalism.
The department is attached to the 1000 bedded Kovai Medical Center and Hospital. The academic activities of the department includes providing training to students in the department of intensive care unit, general medicine, gastroenterology, neurology, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology, cardiology, pediatrics, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, psychiatry and surgery.
The department caters to the needs of the clinicians and patients by practicing clinical pharmacy services such as ward round participation, medication therapy management, patient counseling, antibiotic surveillance, medication errors, medication reconciliation, adverse drug reaction monitoring and reporting, drug information services, awareness programs, community outreach program, continuing pharmacy education program and clinical research. The department periodically organizes workshops, seminars, symposiums and conferences at the national and international levels.
Drug and Poison information center:
The Drug and Poison information Center is a division of the Department of Pharmacy Practice (Attached to KMCH College of Pharmacy) and is housed at Kovai Medical Center Hospital, Coimbatore. The DIC has the facilities like Consultation and Counseling room, Officer room and Voluminous library and separate telephone lines to receive poison information calls. LEXICOMP clinical drug information database access is provided for effective counseling and other clinical pharmacy activities. A number of CD ROM databases such as DRUGDEX & MARTINDALE systems and POISINDEX Systems are also available.
Pharmacy Practice Services