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17PCBPP13                         PHARMACY PRACTICE I

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • Understand the professional roles of pharmacists in community, hospital and clinical pharmacy areas.
  • Understand the professional responsibilities of the pharmacists.
  • Provide the intended services.

Detailed Syllabus and Lecture Schedules

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice – Definition, patient focused approach, scope/areas of practice 1 hour

  • Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy                                                      03Hrs
    a) Definition, Scope, Objectives of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
    b) International v/s National scenario
    c) Professional responsibilities of Clinical Pharmacists.
  • Clinical Pharmacy daily activities                                                           08 hrs
    a) Definition, objectives and procedures of
    b) Ward round participation
    c) Treatment chart review
    d) Drug information
    e) Patient counseling
    f) ADR monitoring and reporting
    g) Therapeutic drug monitoring.
    h) Home Medication Review
    i) Patient Data analysis
  • Patient case history, drug therapy evaluation, identification and resolving of drug related problems.
  • Practice Management : 08 hrs
    a) Professional practice standards – Good Pharmacy Practice – in detail including Good storage
    practice, good dispensing practices, etc. (national and international scenario) (for both community and hospital pharmacy)
    b) Pharmacy Practice Regulations (PCI), Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
    c) SOPs, writing SOPs, Documentation, writing various record formats for community and  hospital pharmacy, validation of various processes in Hospital & Community Pharmacy.

d)Concept of Accreditation of Pharmacies

e)Validation concepts & instruments for community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy
f)Concept of Audits in community and hospital pharmacy

  • Hospital and Hospital Pharmacy Organisation                              06 Hrs
    a) Definition of Hospital, Hospital Pharmacy, Organizational Structure of Hospital, Hospital Pharmacy, professional roles and responsibilities of hospital pharmacist.
    b) Advantages, need and disadvantages/risks of Hospitalization. Nosocomial infections/HAI
    – worldwide scenario, statistics/prevalence, dangers, precautions to take. Problems related to hospitals, high risk environment.
    c) International scenario vs Indian Scenario of Hospital Pharmacy Practice.
    d) Hospital Pharmacy Practice – Requirements for functioning of hospital pharmacy, Qualification and experience requirements for pharmacists, work load statistics.
    e) Standards of Pharmacies in hospitals
  • Drug Committees                                                                                         04 Hrs
    a) Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Hospital Formulary, Infection Control committee, Institutional Review Board.
  • Community Pharmacy                                                                                08 hrs
    a) Definition, scope and professional responsibilities of community pharmacist.
    b) International scenario vs Indian Scenario of Community Pharmacy Practice
    c) Pharmacy Assistant/Technician/Salesperson – roles and responsibilities,
    d) Community pharmacist’s services to other health care professionals, and to nursing homes
    e) Community Pharmacy Management 04 hrs Selection of site, legal requirements, procurement, storage, and inventory control, product display, finance management.


At the end of the course, the student will be able to
CO1 Explain the elements of pharmaceutical care and provide comprehensive patient care services

CO2 Interpret the laboratory results to aid the clinical diagnosis of various disorders

CO3 Able to know the professional activates of hospital pharmacy

CO4 Able peform the assigned role in different committes of the Hospitals

CO5 Demonstrate knowledge of the business and professional practice management skills in community pharmacies.


  • Practice Standardsand Definitions – The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.
  • Basic skills in interpreting laboratory data – Scott LT, American Society of Health System PharmacistsInc.
  • Biopharmaceutics and Applied Pharmacokinetics – Leon Shargel, Prentice Hall publication.
  • A text book of Clinical Pharmacy Practice; Essential concepts and skills, Dr.G.Parthasarathi etal, Orient Orient Langram Pvt.Ltd.ISSBN8125026
  • Hospital pharmacy by William .E. Hassan
  • A text book of Hospital Pharmacyby S.H.Merchant & Dr. J.S. Qadry. Revised by R.K.Goyal & R.K.Parikh
  • Pharmaceutical statistics- practical and clinical applications, Sanford Bolton 3rd edition, publisher Marcel Dekker Inc.NewYork.
  • Drug Information- A Guide for Pharmacists, Patrick M Malone, Karen L Kier, JohnE Stanovich , 3rd edition, McGraw Hill Publications2006
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