Pharm D - Doctor of Pharmacy


Pharm.D or Doctor of Pharmacy is one of the new courses introduced in the Indian pharmaceutical education. The first and foremost role of a pharmacist is to make the patient feel happy about his health and provide better advices for the patient apart from dispensing medicine. As members of the health care team composed of physicians and nurses, among others, pharmacists have an opportunity for direct involvement with patient care. The knowledge and clinical skills that the contemporary pharmacist possesses, make this individual an authoritative source of drug information for physicians, nurses, and patients. The opportunities exist in Hospital pharmacy, Academics, Clinical trials, Regulatory affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Monitoring Services.

Programs

Duration: 6 years Programme (5 years of study & 1 year of internship or residency) leading to Doctor of Pharmacy.

Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / ‘A’ Level from any Board or Council with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology as compulsory subjects or Diploma in Pharmacy. Provided a student has completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

This programme is designed to,
    Systematically strengthen the fundamentals of basic sciences, impart training in pharmaceutical sciences and inculcate skills of good pharmacy practice.
    Educate student to be flexible, innovative leaders in the pharmaceutical care and mediation therapy of patients
    Instill in students a commitment to the lifelong learning necessary for pharmacists to remain experts in the safe and effective use and distribution of medications to patients
    Equip students with skills necessary to identify and effectively respond to the challenges confronting the field of pharmacy
    Inculcate professional standards and ethics in students
    Encourage entrepreneurship in the field of community pharmacy
Program Outcomes (POs)

After completion of the programme the graduate will,
    Be a competent clinical pharmacist, eligible for employment in the healthcare sector
    Provide patient care in cooperation with patients, prescribers and other members of an inter-professional health care team based upon sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data, taking into account various factors that may impact therapeutic outcomes
    Manage and use resources of the health care system to promote health; provide, assess and coordinate safe, accurate and time-sensitive medication distribution; and improve therapeutic outcomes of medication use
    Function in multidisciplinary teams, working ethically, cooperatively, creatively and responsibly as a team member
    Communicate effectively by oral, written and graphical means
    Integrate scholarly research with clinical pharmacy practice and commit to self-directed lifelong learning
    Provide education to the public - especially patients, prescribers and other members of a health care team on matters related to drugs and their use