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Pharm D - Post Baccalaureate


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: 3 Years

Eligibility : Pass in B.Pharm degree from any Indian University recognized as equivalent by RGUHS/PCI & AICTE with a minimum of 50% aggregate.

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