The Department of Pharmacy Practice of NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Science was established in the year 2010 at Justice K.S. Hegde Hospital, Deralakatte. This department is committed to excellence in teaching and service. It specializes in clinical Pharmacy services. The department provides services to the community and the health care professionals through the terms of patient counselling, drug information services, Drug therapy management and pharmacovigilance. The department has a team of dedicated and well trained faculties. They represent the values, ethics, and attitudes of the profession for their students. We offer systematic education and training process for all the programs. The coursework of the department covers the core areas of pharmacy practice. Moreover, the clinical rotations program provides experiential learning opportunities in professional practice. Furthermore, we manage a drug information centre to share informative articles and knowledge with other healthcare practitioners as and when required. We also have a patient counselling centre to meet the needs of the patients who require information about their medications. Our department is also actively participating in pharmacovigilance activities, where we monitor and report the adverse drug reactions identified in the hospital. The department offers various programs which include Pharm D, Pharm D (PB), M. Pharm in Pharmacy Practice and Ph.D.
To achieve a centre of excellence in practice based learning and providing best pharmaceutical care services.
To educate the students in the practice of pharmacy for providing best pharmaceutical care services to the patients and health care organizations.
Pharm D or Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional degree program. The duration of the entire programme is six years which includes an internship for a period one year. The students will undergo internship in various departments of the hospital during the sixth year. Successfully completing the program will lead to Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The program is designed to train students in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical care. Core subjects include Pharmacotherapeutics, hospital and Community Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Toxicology, Clinical Research, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Biostatistics and Research Methodology and Clerkship. Once the study duration is successfully completed the students will gain skills in pharmacotherapy of diseases, therapeutic usage of drugs, monitoring of patients, patient counselling, etc
The Pharm D graduates will have plentiful and diverse career options. To name some, Clinical Pharmacist in a health care organizations, pharmacovigilance and new drug development process in pharmaceutical industry, as a part of clinical research team in clinical research organizations, community pharmacist in public health sector, research and development, insurance companies and academics
Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) is also a professional degree program which has similar features of Pharm D program. A graduate of pharmacy from any institution that is recognized by the Pharmacy council of India is eligible to pursue this program. The duration of this professional post-graduate program is three years which includes an internship for a period one year. The students will undergo internship in various departments of the hospital during the third year.
Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Practice is a postgraduate course. The eligibility required for the admission to the course is to qualify in B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from recognized institute. The duration of the study is two years. The curriculum will have four semesters. Core subjects include Clinical pharmacy practice, Pharmacotherapeutics, hospital and Community Pharmacy, Clinical research, Principles of quality use of medicines, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Clinical pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic drug monitoring. Moreover the students will be exposed to various departments of the hospitals and trained in areas such, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, pharmacovigilance, drug information services and patient counselling.
Successful completion of this program one can find suitable career in areas such as Hospitals, Pharmaceutical companies, Clinical research organisations and Universities.
The department has expertise in diverse areas such as: Ward Round Participation, Drug Information Services, Patient Counseling and Education, Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring, Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions monitoring, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome research, Assessment of Evidence for Therapeutics
The students are pursuing various projects in the area of patient Counseling and Education for Anemia in Pregnancy and Hemodialysis patients, Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring for Cancer and TB patients, Assessment of Drug-Drug Interactions for monitoring Cancer patients and Treatment Cost analysis for Hemodialysis and Diabetes patients.
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The faculty has been awarded the prestigious travel grants from the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, European Society for Medical Oncology, International Society of Hypertension and Indian Council of Medical Research for their scholarly work to participate and present the papers.
The Department has also received the Seminar Grant worth of 40000 INR from the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi in the year 2017. The faculty also received the best paper presentations awards in the National level conferences organized by APTI and JSS University, Mysore.