About the Course:
A diploma in Pharmacy is a technicality-based entry-level diploma course. It is 2 years long and suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a long-term career in the medical field of pharmaceutical sciences, starting in entry-level positions.
|Eligibility Criteria||10+2 With PCM or PCB|
Diploma in Pharmacy is an undergraduate Diploma Course in the medical field of Pharmacy. Pharmacy is a medical field involved in the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication meant for therapeutic purposes. The course provides the minimum qualification to become a Registered Pharmacist in India. It is also offered as D.Pharm. in various medical institutes which is one and the same thing.The duration of the course is 2 Academic Years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than 180 working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.
Key area of study:
If you study pharmacy at university, you will typically take modules focusing on chemistry, human biology and physiology, pharmaceutics (how medicines are made) and pharmacology (how drugs interact with the body). Most pharmacy degrees combine academic research with more vocational training and professional pharmacy skills, such as learning about legal and ethical issues, and how to interact with patients. You will learn all about prescriptions, drugs, medications and clinical practice, and practice responding to different scenarios. As you study pharmacy, you may have the opportunity to specialize in a particular type of role (such as new medicine development or patient care), or in a particular field of medical care (such as infectious diseases, or care of the elderly).
Program Education Objectives:
- To produce Pharmacist with strong fundamental concepts and high technical competence in pharmaceutical sciences and technology.
- To provide students with a strong and well defined concepts in the various fields of pharmaceutical sciences viz., Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice according to the requirement of pharmaceutical industries, community and hospital pharmacy.
- To develop a sense of teamwork and awareness amongst students towards the importance of interdisciplinary approach for developing competence in solving complex problems in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
- To encourage the students to participate in life-long learning process for a highly productive career and to relate the concepts of Pharmaceutical Sciences towards serving the cause of the society.
- Develop ability for in-depth analytical and critical thinking in order to identify, formulate and solve the issues related to Pharmaceutical Industry, Regulatory Agencies, Hospital Pharmacy & Community Pharmacy.
- Develop an ability to solve, analyze and interpret data generated from Formulation Development, Quality Control & Quality Assurance.
- Develop written and oral communication skills in order to communicate effectively the outcomes of the Pharmaceutical problems.
- Develop team spirit, apart from responding to the social needs and professional ethics.
- Develop an aptitude for lifelong learning and continuous professional development.
- Develop an understanding for the need of pharmaceutical sciences and technology towards giving quality life to people in society.
Program Specific Outcomes:
D.Pharmacy as a course has its own set of advantages as well as opportunities that provides an edge over other job scopes and roles. Some of the basic reasons for pursue D.Pharm courses are,
- Social Responsibility: Pharmacists play an important role in the society as they define the health care sector. They contribute towards the health and welfare of the people of a society
- Career Options: Pharmacists can work in organizations such as Hospitals, Nursing homes, Colleges and the medical industry as a whole
- Career Growth: Healthcare is an ever growing and non-static career. Candidates in healthcare career have a vast opportunity in terms of growth and development.
- Flexibility: Since it is a 24*7 job, one can opt from working for either a day shift or a night shift.
- Community pharmacy
- Hospital pharmacy
- Clinical pharmacy
- Ambulatory care pharmacy
- Compounding pharmacy/industrial pharmacy
- Consultant pharmacy
- Veterinary pharmacy
- Nuclear pharmacy
- Military pharmacy
- Pharmacy informatics
Jobs include Clinical Pharmacist, Retail Pharmacist, Hospital Pharmacy in-charge, Drug Interaction Specialist, Medical Writer, Drug Expert, Nutritionist, etc. If the students do not wish to pursue jobs after Pharm.D immediately after graduation, they can apply for higher studies in the form of MD, MS, MBA, M.Phil, and Ph.D.
Courses Structure/ Syllabus:
The course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II shall include the subjects as attached with Annexure – I. The number of hours devoted to each subject for its teaching in Theory and Practical, shall not be less than that noted against it in columns 2 and 3 of the Tables below. However, the course of study and practical training may be modified by the Pharmacy Council of India from time to time.
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- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
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- Assessments Yes