Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) Pharm.D. (P.B.)

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Pharm D (PB) course offered by the School of Pharmaceutical Science is a professional doctorate degree in pharmacy which focuses on core pharmacy courses in the period of three years duration, divided into two phases – Phase I – consisting of First and Second academic year. Phase II – consisting of Internship or residency training during third 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. Through this course, the students acquire skills in diagnosis and treatment of diseases, selection and therapeutic usage of drugs, and monitoring of patients. Some prominent employment areas of this course include jobs in colleges and universities, pharmaceutical companies, private practice firms, hospital franchise, and self-employment.

Key Information

Duration

3 Years

Eligibility

B. Pharm with min. 50% from PCI approved institute.

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Industry Internship Programme

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences sends the Pharm.D students for Internship in Hospitals during the 5th and 6th Year of the Pharm.D programme.

Programme Structure

  • Pharmacotherapeutics III
  • Hospital and Community Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Biostatistics and Resaerch Methodology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Pharmacotherapeutics I &II
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Pharmacotherapeutics III
  • Hospital and Community Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacotherapeutics I & II
  • Clinical Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Clerkship
  • Project work (Six Month)
  • Third Year Post Baccalaureate Internship or residency training including postings in specialty units. Student should provide the clinical pharmacy services under supervision of a preceptor to the allotted wards. (i) Six months in General Medicine department, and (ii) Two months each in three other specialty departments

Career Prospects

  • The job avenues are manifold for a pharmacist, for example, in the industry, academics, hospitals, investigation, research institutes, and development of various areas in the Government sector.
  • In government organizations, a pharmacist maintains proper records according to various government Acts governing the profession of pharmacy.
  • Employment opportunities are galore in cosmetic industries and pharma industries for quality assurance and maintaining safety standards.
  • They can also register with the state pharmacy council, to set up and run their own pharmacy or chemist shops.
  • Drug control administration and armed forces also offer a range of opportunities to pharmacists.
  • After doing M.Pharm or Ph.D., the students are normally absorbed in research work, to develop useful drugs and production work in pharmaceutical industries and analysing them for purity and strength.
  • Opportunities are also available in sales promotion work as Medical Representatives.
  • They can work as drug inspectors to ensure the quality of drugs.
  • They can also work in government dispensaries, CHC and PHC.
  • Students with master’s degrees in pharmacy may also take up teaching as a profession in pharmacy colleges and universities.
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