Pharmacy Practice


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ISBN No.- 978-93-90031-67-2

Dr. Sachin Tyagi

Dr. Vinay Chhanalal. Darji

Dr. K. Krishnaveni


 Module 01                                                                                                                       

Hospital and Its Organization

  • Definition, Classification of hospital.
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary hospitals.
  • Classification based on clinical and non- clinical basis.
  • Organization Structure of a Hospital, and Medical staffs involved in the hospital and their functions.


Hospital Pharmacy and Its Organization

  • Definition, functions of hospital pharmacy, Organization structure, Location, Layout and staff requirements, and Responsibilities and functions of hospital pharmacists.


Adverse Drug Reaction

  • Classifications –Excessive pharmacological effects, secondary pharmacological effects, idiosyncrasy, allergic drug reactions, genetically determined toxicity, and toxicity following sudden withdrawal of drugs.


Drug Interaction

  • Beneficial interactions, adverse interactions, and pharmacokinetic drug interactions.
  • Methods for detecting drug interactions.
  • Spontaneous case reports and record linkage studies.
  • Adverse drug reaction reporting and management.


Community Pharmacy

  • Organization and structure of retail and wholesale drug store, types and design.
  • Legal requirements for establishment and maintenance of a drug store.
  • Dispensing of proprietary products, maintenance of records of retail and wholesale drug store.


Module 02                                                                                                                            10Hours

Drug Distribution System in A Hospital

  • Dispensing of drugs to inpatients, types of drug distribution systems, charging policy and labeling, Dispensing of drugs to ambulatory patients, and Dispensing of controlled drugs.


Hospital formulary

  • Definition, contents of hospital formulary, Differentiation of hospital formulary and Drug list, preparation and revision, and addition and deletion of drug from hospital formulary.


Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

  • Need for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Factors to be considered during the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and Indian scenario for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.


Medication Adherence

  • Causes of medication non-adherence, pharmacist role in the medication adherence, and monitoring of patient medication adherence.


Patient Medication History Interview

  • Need for the patient medication history interview, medication interview forms.


Community Pharmacy Management

  • Financial, materials, staff, and infrastructure requirements.

Module 03                                                                                                                           10 Hours

Pharmacy and therapeutic committee

  • Organization, functions, Policies of the pharmacy and therapeutic committee in including drugs into formulary, inpatient and outpatient prescription, automatic stop order, and emergency drug list preparation.


Drug information services

  • Drug and Poison information centre, Sources of drug information, Computerised services, and storage and retrieval of information.


Patient Counselling

  • Definition of patient counselling; steps involved in patient counselling, and Special cases that require the pharmacist.


Education and Training Program in the Hospital

  • Role of pharmacist in the education and training program.
  • Internal and external training program.
  • Services to the nursing homes/clinics.
  • Code of ethics for community pharmacy.
  • Role of pharmacist in the interdepartmental communication and community health education.


Prescribed Medication Order and Communication Skills

  • Prescribed medication order- interpretation and legal requirements.
  • Communication skills- communication with prescribers and patients.


Module 04                                                                                                                           08 Hours

Budget Preparation and Implementation

  • Budget preparation and implementation


Clinical Pharmacy

  • Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy, Concept of clinical pharmacy, functions and responsibilities of clinical pharmacist, Drug therapy monitoring - medication chart review, clinical review, pharmacist intervention, Ward round participation, Medication history and Pharmaceutical care.
  • Dosing pattern and drug therapy based on Pharmacokinetic & disease pattern.


Over The Counter (OTC) Sales

  • Introduction and sale of over the counter.
  • Rational use of common over the counter medications.


Module 05                                                                                                                           07 Hours

Drug Store Management and Inventory Control

  • Organisation of drug store, types of materials stocked and storage conditions.
  • Purchase and inventory control: principles, purchase procedure, purchase order, procurement and stocking, Economic order quantity, Reorder quantity level.
  • Methods used for the analysis of the drug expenditure.


Investigational Use of Drugs

  • Description, principles involved, classification, control, identification, role of hospital pharmacist, advisory committee.


Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Tests

  • Blood chemistry, hematology, and urinalysis.

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