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Overview

Pharm.D Program is a six-year professional program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree combines basic science education and application of advanced Clinical Pharmacy skills with contextual research so that the graduates will be prepared to contribute to innovations to improve patient quality of life through new discoveries. The program emphasizes problem-based approach to disease management. Pharm D comprises of five years of classroom/hospital-based didactic study and a research project followed by internship in the sixth year. Core subjects include Pharmacotherapeutics, Clinical Pharmacy, hospital and Community Pharmacy, Clinical Toxicology, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinical Research, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Biostatistics and Research Methodology and Clerkship. During the internship, candidates are imparted advanced lessons in clinical pharmacy services or pharmacy practice under the supervision of faculty members and clinical preceptors.

Duration

6 years

Commencement

September

Intake

30 Seats

Eligibility

Physics/Chemistry/Biology (or) Mathemetics (or) Botany/Zoology

B. Pharmacy

Eligibilty for Admission

  • All categories candidate should have minimum of 50% in HSc with the following science subjects.
    • Physics, Chemistry & Biology
    • Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
    • Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology
  • Diploma in Pharmacy holders (from a PCI recognized institute) is eligible to pursue this course.
  • The student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.

Clinical pharmacist

Collaboratively work with healthcare professionals. Involve in therapeutic planning, evaluate appropriateness of prescribed medication, monitor patient progress, and counsel patients on medication use.

Community pharmacist

Serve the public by processing prescription, review the use of medication, respond to symptoms of minor ailments, ADR monitoring, conduct health awareness camps and play a role in vaccination programs

Pharmacovigilance/ Drug Safety

Document, process and ensure data accuracy/consistency of post-marketing and investigational product safety issues.

Clinical Trials / Research

  • Work as project assistants at research institute or research fellows. Here they are required to assist and work on a particular project this makes them gain experience and move ahead in research field.
  • Involve in various phases of clinical trials / research like early phase development (Phase I) and Late phase development (Phase II and III human trials) – pharmaceutical product utilization, treatment modalities, pharmacokinetic/dynamic relationships and drug-drug interactions.
  • Provide views on pharmaceutical aspects of study design.
  • At clinical trial site, provide well-balanced information and recommend patient participation.

Medical science liaison

Communicate clinical information between pharmaceutical companies and medical practitioner

Medical and scientific affairs

  • Plan and organize precise medical education programs.
  • Act as a scientific resource person and through various programs disseminate information about products to the customer.

Drug safety and risk management

  • Recognize the market value for a product.
  • Ensure safe and effective use of the product.

Health economics and outcomes research

  • For healthcare system and society provide a perceived information about cost and consequences of medication therapy.
  • Provide clinical development information for decision makers on patient access to drugs and services.

Drug information pharmacist

Cater appropriate and complete drug information to healthcare professionals systematically.

Medical writing

Create scientific documents for regulatory / research activities, drug-related promotion / education and content for medical websites.

Drug Regulatory affairs

Engage in various processes of drug development and regulation.

Academia

Teach B.Pharm, M.Pharm and Pharm.D students.

Course Outline

First year subjects

Second  year subjects

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Pathophysiology*

Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Medical Biochemistry

Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

Pharmacology-I*

Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

Community Pharmacy*

Remedial Mathematics*/Biology

Pharmacotherapeutics-I

 

 

Third year subjects

Fourth  year subjects

Pharmacology -II

Pharmacotherapeutics-III

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Hospital Pharmacy

Pharmacotherapeutics-II

Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence*

Biostatistics & Research Methodology*

Medicinal Chemistry

Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

Pharmaceutical Formulations

Clinical Toxicology

 

 

Fifth year subjects

Final  year subjects

Clinical Research *

1 year long internship (residency training). 

Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics*

 

Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring*

 

Clerkship

(Attending ward rounds on daily basis)

 

Project work

 

* indicate No Practical Subjects

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