Pharm. D. in India
I am very happy to bring to your notice that Pharm. D. is going to be launched in near future. So Plz be aware of the news as early as possible.
Pharm. D. programme:
It is a 6 years program during which 5 years is academic session and final year is completely bound to internship in hospital.
Eligibility for Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) (6 years programme)
10+2 (M.P.C./Bi.P.C.) or D.Pharm
Subjects in each year: First year Pharm. D: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry, Remedial Mathematics/ Biology. Second Year Pharm. D:
Pathophysiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals, Pharmacology-I, Community Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapeutics-I.
Third Year Pharm. D: Pharmacology-II, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacotherapeutics-II, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Formulations. Fourth Year Pharm. D:
Pharmacotherapeutics-III, Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Biostatistics & Research Methodology, Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Toxicology
Fifth Year Pharm. D:
Clinical Research, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clerkship, Project work (Six Months).
Sixth Year Pharm. D:
Internship or residency training including postings in speciality units. Student should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards.
(i) Six months in General Medicine department, and
(ii) Two months each in three other speciality departments
Hospital details to link with institute to run Pharm. D. or Pharm. D. & Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) courses:
Hospital should have teaching facility (minimum 300 bedded Hospital), Pharmacy Practice Department, Specialties: Medicine (Compulsory and any three of the following)
- Gynecology and Obstetrics
- Skin and VD
Pharm. D. Post Baccalaureate programme:It is three years programme with two years of study and one year internship or residency.Eligibility:-
B.Pharm completed students. But this type of approval was not yet given to any institute in Andhra Pradesh.
Number of seats under each programme allowed as per PCI
Pharm. D. Programme – 30 students.
Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) Programme – 10 students.
and useful discussion
Pharm. D. Post Baccalaureate programme
Pharmacy Council of India is going to introduce 6 years Pharm.D.
Though D.Pharm(Diploma in Pharmacy-2 years course) is the minimum requirement to become a registered pharmacist in India, Many students prefer the B
B. Pharm should basically cater the needs of the pharma industry and clinical settings for patients.