DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE & PHARM D

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE & PHARM D

The Department has been designed to offer instruction in concepts and processes of technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in hospitals and retail settings under supervision of Registered Pharmacist. Students who enrolled to the course are taught to make effective and safe use of pharmaceutical products, and to effectively dispense and prepare medicines and drugs. The Department of Pharmacy Practice of Aditya Pharmacy College, Surampalem was established at Government General Hospital, Kakinada (In Collaboration) in April 2010. The objective of the Department is to impart patient oriented pharmacy education and train the students in Clinical Pharmacy Practice on par with international standards and to provide Clinical Pharmacy services at GGH, Kakinada and other practice sites. The Department has well trained staff with adequate space and library facilities. Electronic databases with adequate number of computers, broadband internet facility, standard texts & references, national and international journals are available to patient care services.

Scope

To develop pharmacists as health care professionals responsible for preserving and advancing public health.

To drive the advancement of health and pharmacist-provided patient care through innovative pharmacy education, practice models and research.

Objectives

To provide patient care in cooperation with patients, doctors, and other members of an inter-professional health care team based upon sound therapeutics principles and evidence-based data, taking into account relevant legal, ethical, social cultural, economic and professional issues, emerging technologies, and evolving biomedical,pharmaceutical, social, or behavioral or administrative, and clinical sciences that may impart therapeutic outcomes.

To promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in co-operation with patients, communities, at-risk population and other members of an inter-professional team of health care providers.

To impart quality teaching & training in pharmaceutical care services to the students of the department

To develop & advance knowledge, skills and competencies of students to promote quality use of medicines

To prepare students to provide quality patient care services that improves therapeutic outcome through value-based patient care services and research

COURSES HANDLED

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)- 6 Years

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) Post Bacculaureate-3 Years

Career Opportunities

1. Clinical Research: Clinical research is a branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease. The term clinical research refers to the entire bibliography of a drug/device/biologic, in fact any test article from its inception in the lab to its introduction to the consumer market and beyond. Once the promising candidate or the molecule is identified in the lab, it is subjected to pre-clinical studies or animal studies where different aspects of the test.

2. Pharmacovigilance: Pharmacovigilance (abbreviated PV or PhV) is the pharmacological science relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects, particularly long-term and short-term side effects of medicines. Generally speaking, pharmacovigilance is the science of collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating information from healthcare providers and patients on the adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbalism and traditional medicines.

3. Research & Development: Research & Development: The phrase research and development refers to the “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications”

4. Medical Writing: Is the activity of producing scientific documentation by a specialized writer. The medical writer typically is not one of the scientists or doctors who performed the research. A medical writer, working with doctors, scientists, and other subject matter experts, creates documents that effectively and clearly describe research results, product use and other medical information.

5. Product Managers : A product manager investigates, selects, and develops products for an organization, performing the activities of product management.

6. Regulatory Affairs: Regulatory Affairs (RA), also called Government Affairs, is a profession within regulated industries, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Regulatory Affairs professionals usually have responsibility for the following general areas: Ensuring that their companies comply with all of the regulations and laws pertaining to their business.

7. Community Pharmacy : A community pharmacy is a community-based pharmacy. The main responsibilities of a community pharmacy include appropriate procurement, storage, dispensing, and documentation of medicines.

8. Geriatric Pharmacy: Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating Diseases and disabilities in older adults.

9. Academics

10. Top level Medical Practitioners

11. Government Sector: Drug Inspector

12. Hospital Pharmacy : A hospital pharmacy is concerned with pharmacy service to all types of hospital and differs considerably from a community pharmacy. Some pharmacists in hospital pharmacies may have more complex clinical medication management issues whereas pharmacists in community pharmacies often have more complex business and customer relations issues. Because of the complexity of the medication use system, many pharmacists practicing in hospitals gain more education and training after pharmacy school through a pharmacy practice.

13. Home Health Care: Home Care, (also referred to as domiciliary care or social care), is health care or supportive care provided in the patient’s home by healthcare professionals (often referred to as home health care or formal care. Often, the term home health care is used to distinguish non-medical care or custodial care, which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel, as opposed to home health care that is provided by licensed personnel.