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B.Pharm (Practice)

What is this Programme about?

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Practice) abbreviated as B. Pharm (Practice), or B. Pharm Practice (Bridge course), is a degree certificate course conducted as per the Pharmacy Council of India regulation 2014. The purpose of this course is to provide an additional qualification to the Diploma registered pharmacists.

The course provides advanced specialization for the Diploma students in the areas of Clinical therapeutics/pharmacy practice and achieves a graduate degree in these advanced areas and work at similar status with other members of the healthcare team. It also provides an opportunity to undertake advanced research studies and qualifications in the areas.

Duration of the course: The duration of the course is two academic years, with each year spread over no less than 180 working days.

 

Minimum qualification for admission to the course:

  1. A pass in Diploma course in Pharmacy from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
  2. A registered pharmacist.
  3. A minimum of four years of pharmacy practice experience in a community or hospital pharmacy –
    a. A certificate from the competent authority stating that the candidate is endorsed as a registered pharmacist in the drug license of a pharmacy as proof of practice experience in case of community pharmacist
    b. A certificate from the Principal/Medical Superintendent/competent person of the Hospital/Health Unit stating that the candidate is working as a pharmacist will be accepted as proof of practice experience in case of hospital pharmacist
  4. A ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer in the prescribed format (Annexure -A)

The Number of admissions: restricted to 40 students in an academic year as per PCI.

 

How this Programme Benefit you & your Career?

How this Programmer Benefit you & your Career?

The course provides an opportunity to Diploma Pharmacist to undertake advanced studies in Clinical Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice areas and attend to community Pharmacy, hospital pharmacy practice requirements like patients counseling, Medical order review, ADR reporting and providing pharmaceutical care process and this course also equipped with clinical requirements as a graduate Pharmacy professional. It also provides the possibility to pursue employment opportunities internationationally.

Program Highlights

The important subjects that will be covered during B. Pharm (Practice) program are:

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS:

The subject discusses in detail the pathophysiology of the disease process at the cellular level and the molecular biology mechanism of action involved in it. It also focuses on the theraputies  of the diseases using numerous drug combinations and the justification behind the combination and the mechanisom behind the drug regimens to be used at various stages. The subject increases the competence of the Pharmacy professional to have a useful interaction with the various members of the Clinical care team on possible intervention modifications

PHARMACY PRACTICE:

The subject discusses the clinical functions performed by a clinical pharmacy professional in a hospital or community pharmacy area, viz., identifying medication and prescription errors, drug monitoring, patient information, drug interactions, adverse event monitoring, audits, and medical record maintenance. Pharmacy practice is a vital function engaged in eliminating chances of errors in medication at all stages and ensuring the best therapeutic interventions.

APPLIED PHARMACEUTICS:

This subject is designed to impart fundamental knowledge of different dosage forms and pharmacokinetic changes in the body. It helps the student to understand the basic concepts regarding absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.

SOCIAL PHARMACY:

The subject area develops expertise in the management of social disease management in communicable and noncommunicable diseases. This subject also provides various knowledge about patient care services to improve the patient’s health in society.

PHARMACEUTICAL JURISPRUDENCE:

This course describes the Pharmacy Act, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Dangerous drugs act, Medicinal, and Toilet preparation act, DPCO, and Professional ethics.

ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments are given and evaluated for all course subjects of the above areas, and carried out under the supervision of faculty members and Pharmacy professionals.

 

Research:

Sl. No. Name of the collaborating agency with contact details Name of the participant Source of financial support Year of collaboration Duration Nature of the activity
1 Assam down town University, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Haryana, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Nalbari College, Nalbari, Pandu College, Guwahati, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Assam down town University, Guwahati, The Dale View College of Pharmacy & Research Centre, Kerala. Dr. Saikat Sen and Dr. Raja Chakraborty DBT 2016 3 years Research

 

Programme Contents:

The course of study shall consist of the subjects as given in the Tables below. The course shall consist of classroom teaching and assignment works. The Assignment works shall be done at the place of work under the supervision and guidance of the teaching staff of the academic institution. The Number of contact hours in a week, devoted to each subject for classroom teaching shall not be less than that noted against it in columns (3) below.

Programme Contents:

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Practice) course as per PCI regulations 2014

 Table-I: Course of study for Bachelor of Pharmacy (Practice) – First year  

Serial no

Name of subjects

Minimum No. of total contact hours

No. of contact hours / week

1.1

Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics I

40

1

1.2

Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics II

40

1

1.3

Pharmacy Practice I

40

1

1.4

Pharmacy Practice II

40

1

1.5

Applied Pharmaceutics

40

1

1.6

Social Pharmacy I

40

1

1.7

Case Presentation, Seminar, Assignments

160

4

Total

400

10

  

 

Table-II: Course of study for Bachelor of Pharmacy (Practice) – Second year

Serial no

Name of subjects

Minimum No. of total contact hours

No. of contact hours / week

2.1

Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics III

40

1

2.2

Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics IV

40

1

2.3

Pharmacy Practice III

40

1

2.4

Pharmacy Practice IV

40

1

2.5

Social Pharmacy II

40

1

2.6

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

40

1

2.7

Case Presentation, Seminar, Assignments

160

4

Total

400

10

 

Achievement:

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, AdtU ACHIEVEMENTS

Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Sen

  • Award of Appreciation for “Most punctual faculty member” of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Guwahati by of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019.
  • Sushruta Best Young Scientist Award” for Pharmaceutical Sciences by Bose Science Society (established under Tamil Nadu Scientific Research Organisation, affiliated to DST, Govt of India), Tamilnadu in 2019.
  •  “Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Young Scientists – 2018” by Marina Labs, Chennai in 2018.
  •  ‘Best Faculty Award’ in The Science & Technology Awards -2018 (STA-18) by Education Expo TV (EET) CRS, Greater Noida, India in 2018
  • Research Advisor  of  Nan Yang Academy of Sciences (NASS Singapore) in 2018
  • Research Consultant of Innoscience Research Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia. In 2019
  • Bentham Ambassador (Bentham Science Publisher) for 2019-2020.
  • Faculty in-charge: M. Pharm (Pharmacology), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

Dr. Anata Choudhury

  • Faculty in-charge; M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2019

Dr. Suman Saha

  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2019
  • Faculty in-charge: UG, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

Dr. Mrinmoy Basak

  • HOD: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science , Assam down town University in 2019
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2018

Dr. Atanu Bhattacharjee

  • Completed Assam down town University sponsored Seed Grant project entitled “Lead finding for acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors from folklore medicinal plants of North Eastern region of India” (University Research grant no.: AdtU/RG/UG/02/2018).
  • Best ERP award in 2019
  • Faculty in-charge: Research and Project Coordinator (UG) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science , Assam down town University in 2019
  • Award of Appreciation for achieving best result by the students of B. Pharm 1st semester in Remedial Biology of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Guwahati by of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019.

Dr. Faruk Alam

  • Faculty in-charge: D. Pharm, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

 

Course Duration:

2 Years.

 

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