DOCTRATE IN PHARMACY

About the course:

The course of study in PharmD comprises of six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases.

Phase I : Consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth academic year

Phase II : Consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year involving posting in specialty units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

Minimum Qualification for admission for Pharm.D :-

A pass in any of the following examinations

1) 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics or Biology

2) A pass in D.Pharm course from any institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the pharmacy act.

3) Any other qualification approved by the pharmacy council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations

Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course

Curriculum: The course of study for Pharm.D shall include the subjects as given in the tables below. The number of hours in a week, devoted to each subject for its teaching in theory, practicals and tutorials shall not be less than that noted against it in columns 2,3,4 below.

First Year :

 

Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practicals No. of hours of Tutorials
Human anatomy and Physiology

3

3
1
Pharmaceutics
2
3
1
Medicinal Biochemistry
3
3
1
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
3
3
1
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
1
Remedial Mathematics/Biology
3
3*
1
Total
16
18
6 = (40)

* For Biology

Second Year:

Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practicals No. of hours of Tutorials
Pathophysiology

3

-
1
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
3
3
1
Pharmacognosy & Phtopharmaceuticals
3
3
1
Pharmacology-I
3
-
1
Community Pharmacy
2
-
1
Pharmacotherapeutics-I
3
3
1
Total
17
09
6 = 32

Third Year :

Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practicals No. of hours of Tutorials
Pharmacology -II

3

3
1
Pharmaceutical Analysis
3
3
1
Pharmacotherapeutics-II
3
3
1
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
2
-
-
Medicinal Chemistry
3
3
1
Pharmaceutical Formulations
2
3
1
Total
16
15
5 = 36

Fourth Year :

Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practicals No. of hours of Tutorials
Pharmacotherapeutics-III
3 3 1
Hospital Pharmacy
2 3 1
Clinical Pharmacy
3 3 1
Biostatistics & Research Methodology
2 - 1
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
3 3 1
Clinical Toxicology
2 - 1
Hours
15 12 6 = 33

Fifth Year : -

Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practicals No. of hours of Tutorials
Clinical Research
3 - 1
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
3 - 1
Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring
2 - 1
Clerkship *
- - 1
Project work (Six Months)
- 20 -
Hours
8 20 4 = 32

* Attending ward rounds on daily basis.

Sixth Year :

Internship training including postings in specialty units. Students should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to be allotted wards

1) Six months in General Medicine department and

2) Two months each in three other specialty departments.

   
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