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Pharmacy Practice

About the Department / Program
The Department of Pharmacy Practice comprises a team of committed faculty who are involved in focused teaching on developing therapeutic knowledge, drug information skills, drug dispensing skills, skills related to medication therapy monitoring, identification of drug related problems and patient education to provide pharmaceutical care and manage disease states in a variety of practice settings. Pharmacy Practice is the study of Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of diseases, management and treatment with emphasis on drug of choice, dosing schedules, side effects, precautions to be taken, drug-drug interactions and patient counselling In addition, emphasis is laid on Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Clinical Research, Pharmacokinetics and Drug Regulatory Affairs & Intellectual Property Rights.

VISION :
To provide and promote the patient care settings for rational use of medications that improves health, wealth and quality of life

MISSION :
  • To achieve the needs of the other health care professionals and the patient community
  • To improve the clinical pharmacist practices for better patient care
  • To pursue the health awareness programme to endorse the knowledge and attitude
  • towards disease and its management
  • To encourage the research activities in the various field of Pharmacy Practice
  • To create unique opportunities for our students to connect and share with their peers across practice settings

COURSE OBJECTIVES :
  • The objectives of the course is to provide the opportunity for the students to Integrate the knowledge, skills and attitude acquired during their course work and apply it in meeting the challenges in the practice of pharmacy in India and abroad
  • Identify drug related problems and to apply it in real life situations for the promotion of rational drug use and achieving better patient care
  • Conduct effective professional interaction with patients and the multidisciplinary healthcare team in a clinical setting
  • Manage and use resources of healthcare system for the promotion of health improvement, wellness and disease prevention among the community
  • Be well equipped in academia and in the conduct of health research
  • Develop leadership qualities and entrepreneurial skills

COURSE OUTCOMES :
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to
  • Apply medical and therapeutic knowledge towards the practice of pharmacy in varied health care settings
  • Provide effective pharmaceutical care to the patients
  • Demonstrate professionalism in interaction with patients, healthcare providers and the society
  • Rationalize safety and efficacy of medication use systems through appropriate usage of available resources
  • Be a good academician and a researcher
  • Engage in Personal and Professional Development