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D.Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy) (Approved by Pharmacy Council of India)
About the program: "Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. This science uses principles of health sciences, biology and chemical sciences to create and dispense pharmaceutical drugs".
D. Pharm is a two year full time program after the 12th standard. The training may involved the students to play an important role in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy as pharmacist and assist the pharmaceutical industry at various levels and prospects.
The course has been designed as per the regulations of Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). It will enable students to practice pharmacy profession in a strong, skillful and determined manner.
Duration- 2 Years
- Pharmaceutics –I
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry –I
- Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology
- Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Health Education & Community Pharmacy
- Pharmaceutics –II
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry –II
- Pharmacology & Toxicology
- Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
- Drug Store and Business Management
- Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy
XII with Science with minimum 50% Marks in aggregate.
The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years
- Diploma in Pharmacy certificate holders may start practicing as pharmacists in India.
- They may work at drug stores in Government hospitals, private hospitals, clinics, community health centers or private drug stores.
- In such a work setup, they usually check prescriptions (made by the Doctor), dispense drugs to patients, give them advice & directions, keep stock of drugs in storage, keep accounts and maintain the inventory.
- Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, D Pharm certificate holders may even start their own private drug store.
- Pharmaceutical companies are also known to hire D. Pharm holders. In this sector, they may work at divisions/sections like- manufacturing, process control, quality control and marketing.
- Talking about marketing sector, one may work for firms involved in pharmaceutical products marketing. One may also work as a medical representative.
- Other than working right after completing D Pharm course, one may also go for further studies (B Pharm, Pharm D, M. Pharm. etc). After completing Master’s level course, one may take up the job of a lecturer/tutor/instructor at relevant pharmacy schools or institutes.
To be known globally as a centre of excellence for medical & allied education, innovation, interdisciplinary research and practice for enhancing health.
- M1: Establish state of art facilities for excellent medical & allied education and interdisciplinary research.
- M2: Collaborate with health care sector professionals to align curriculum and develop strong foundation for fundamental & practice health.
- M3: Involve students in community health programmes to develop lifelong learning and communication skills.
Programme Education Objectives
- PEO-1 Professionalism: To reflect the professional, legal, ethical and social values for providing services to the society in promoting healthcare, environment and social awareness.
- PEO-2 Management and marketing skill: To update the Pharmacy students about the process of inventory, purchase, marketing and distribution with proper documentation for retail and wholesale of pharmaceuticals.
- PEO-3 Pharmacy practices: To develop Pharmacy students with strong fundamental & theoretical concepts and high Professional competence to perform the pharmacy practice with patients and healthcare team using the complete professional ethics.
Program Outcomes (PO)
- PO-1 Pharmacy Knowledge Possess knowledge and comprehension of the core and basic knowledge associated with the profession of Pharmacy, including biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative Pharmacy sciences; and manufacturing practices.
- PO-2 Planning Abilities Demonstrate effective planning abilities including time management, resource management, delegation skills and organizational skills. Develop and implement plans and organize work to meet deadlines.
- PO-3 Problem analysis Utilize the principles of scientific enquiry, thinking analytically, clearly and critically, while solving problems and making decisions during daily practice. Find, analyze, evaluate and apply information systematically and shall make defensible decisions.
- PO-4 Modern tool usage Learn, select, and apply appropriate methods and procedures, resources, and modern Pharmacy-related computing tools with an understanding of the limitations.
- PO-5 Leadership skills Understand and consider the human reaction to change, motivation issues, leadership and team building when planning changes required for fulfillment of practice, professional and societal responsibilities. Assume participatory roles as responsible citizens or leadership roles when appropriate to facilitate improvement in health and wellbeing.
- PO-6 Professional Identity Understand, analyze and communicate the value of their professional roles in society (e.g. health care professionals, promoters of health, educators, managers, employers, employees).
- PO-7 Pharmaceutical Ethics Honour personal values and apply ethical principles in professional and social contexts. Demonstrate behavior that recognizes cultural and personal variability in values, communication and lifestyles. Use ethical frameworks; apply ethical principles while making decisions and take responsibility for the outcomes associated with the decisions.
- PO-8 Communication Communicate effectively with the Pharmacy community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports, make effective presentations and documentation, and give and receive clear instructions.
- PO-9 The Pharmacist and society Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety and legal issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional Pharmacy practice.
- PO-10 Environment and sustainability Understand the impact of the of professional Pharmacy solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
- PO-11 Life-long learning Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. Self access and use feedback effectively from others to identify learning needs and to satisfy these needs on an ongoing basis.