Social Pharmacy

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ISBN- 978-93-5480-061-0

AUTHORS- Dr. Virendra Kumar, Dr. prafulla P. Adkarpatil

Syllabus

Course Code: ER20-15T

 

SOCIAL PHARMACY

Chapter

Topics

Hrs.

1

Introduction to Social Pharmacy

·         Definition and Scope. Social Pharmacy as a discipline and its scope in improving the public health. Role of Pharmacists in Public Health. (2)

·         Concept    of    Health - WHO    Definition,    various dimensions, determinants, and health indicators. (3)

·         National Health Policy - Indian perspective (1)

·         Introduction     to     Millennium     Development     Goals, Sustainable   Development   Goals,   FIP   Development Goals (1)

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2

Preventive Healthcare - Role of Pharmacists in the following:

·         Demography and Family Planning (3)

·         Mother and child health, importance of breastfeeding, ill effects of infant milk substitutes and bottle feeding (2)

·         Overview    of    Vaccines,    types    of    immunity    and immunization  (5)

·         Effect of Environment on  Health  - Water pollution, importance of safe drinking water, waterborne diseases, air pollution, noise pollution, sewage and solid waste disposal, occupational illnesses, Environmental pollution due to pharmaceuticals (6)

·         Psychosocial Pharmacy: Drugs of misuse and abuse -psychotropics,   narcotics,   alcohol,   tobacco   products. Social  Impact of these  habits on  social  health  and productivity and suicidal behaviours (2)

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3

Nutrition and Health

·         Basics of nutrition-Macronutrients and Micronutrients (2)

·         Importance of water and fibres in diet (1)

·         Balanced diet, nutrition deficiency diseases, ill effects of junk foods, calorific and nutritive values of various foods, fortification of food (3)

·         Introduction to food safety, adulteration of foods, effects of artificial ripening, use of pesticides, genetically modified foods (1)

·         Dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, food supplements - indications, benefits, Drug-Food Interactions (2)

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4

Introduction to Microbiology and common microorganisms (3)

 

Epidemiology:  Introduction to the terms Epidemiology, its applications, terms such as epidemic, pandemic, endemic, mode of transmission, quarantine, isolation, incubation period, contact tracing. (2)

 

Causative agents, epidemiology and clinical presentations and   Role   of   Pharmacists   in   educating   the   public   in prevention of the following Communicable Diseases:

·     Respiratory infections - chickenpox, measles, rubella, mumps, influenza (including Avian-Flu, H1N1, SARS, MERS,   COVID-19),   diphtheria,   whooping   cough, meningococcal      meningitis,      acute      respiratory infections, tuberculosis, Ebola (10)

·     Intestinal   infections  -  poliomyelitis,   viral   hepatitis, cholera, acute diarrheal diseases, typhoid, amebiasis, worm infestations, food poisoning (8)

·     Arthropod-borne infections - dengue, malaria, filariasis and, chikungunya (4)

·     Surface infections - trachoma, tetanus, leprosy (3)

·     STDs, HIV/AIDS (3)

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5

 

Introduction to health systems and all ongoing National Health   Programs   in   India,   their   objectives,   functioning, outcome and the role of pharmacists.

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6

Role of Pharmacists in Disaster Management.

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7

Pharmacoeconomics   -  basics,   Health   Insurance,   Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenses

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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