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D. Pharm.

The course of study for D.Pharm shall extend over a period of two academic years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than 180 working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than three months.

Eligibility Criteria for admission to D Pharm Course

A candidate who passed the Higher Secondary Examination of the Kerala state with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics as optional subjects or any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent there to are eligible to apply.
OR
V.H.S.C of Kerala from 1994-1995 session with Group A and B only are considered as equivalent examination for admission to D.Pharm course.

GROUP A- NCERT syllabus in Physics, Chemistry and Maths
GROUP B- NCERT syllabus in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

COURSE CONTENT

1st D.PHARM
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Bio- Chemistry & Clinical Pathology, Health Education & Community Pharmacy.
2nd D.PHARM
Pharmacology & Toxicology, Drug store & Business Management, Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Need For Future

The world of today is undergoing rapid social economic, political and technological advancement. In this regard, Pharmacy as a technical and professional field is undergoing globalization. In this scenario profession of pharmacy has been forced to undergo radical process of evolution with great shift in its public mission. Hence it becomes clear that pharmacy education also needs to react and undergo rapid change, renewing the terms of graduate professional in strengthening healthcare system in order to keep pace with emerging trends in pharmacy field.

B. Pharm.

PHARMACY is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The word derives from the Greek (pharmakon), means "drug, or medicine"

As a definition, It is the profession, responsible for the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication and which provides services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. A Pharmacists job is to prepare, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, pills, tablet and injections on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentists or veterinarian.

Among other health care providers, pharmacists are unique in their detailed and comprehensive understanding of physical, chemical and biological interactions on the outcomes of drug therapy. Pharmacists in all settings require and understanding of the chemistry of drug entities, the disposition of drugs entities, the delivery characteristics of dosage formulations, the disposition of drugs within the body, the physiological and pharmacological outcome of drug interactions and aspects of modern drug development and production, that are the basis for expertise in all aspects of medication.

B. Pharm (Lateral Entry)

Eligibility Criteria for admission to B Pharm Course- Lateral Entry

Diploma in Pharmacy [Candidate shall have studied in an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India and shall have passed the diploma examination conducted by the State Board of D Pharm Examinations or equivalent and must have a minimum of 50% marks for the second year D Pharm examination]. (For OEC candidates, 5% relaxation in marks is allowed and for SC/ST candidates a pass in the qualifying examination will be sufficient).

Pharm. D

PHARMACY is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The word derives from the Greek (pharmakon), means "drug, or medicine"

Pharm D. is a six year course providing intensive training in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy services. The course will include five years of clinical and community-based theory with ward rounds and one year internship in hospitals. We have ample infrastructure focusing mainly on clinical aspects. Pharm D. students will work in coordination with doctors to treat patients. In the final year, the student will come out as a clinical pharmacist who will be an essential component of healthcare equal to doctors. Pharm D. graduates will study in detail about drugs for different diseases, will advise patients about dose, action, and side effects and has knowledge and skills of current diagnostic methods, treatment modalities, drug delivery system, therapeutics outcome, pharmaco economics and pharmaco therapy to meet the rapid changes in the healthcare system.

A pharmacist is a vital link in the physician-patient chain and he is expected to play a key role in the dissemination of pharmaceutical knowledge. The practice of pharmacy includes the custody, preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products besides providing advice on health and nutrition related issues. The introduction of the Pharm D. course is set to change the country’s pharmacy education landscape and is expected to take the country’s pharmacy education to international levels.

Eligibility Criteria

A pass in any of the following examinations –
(1) 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate for optional subjects.
(2) A pass in D.Pharm course with a minimum of 50% marks from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.
(3) Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations. Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.

Duration of the course

The duration of the course shall be six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases –
Phase I – consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth academic year.
Phase II – consisting of internship or residency training during sixth 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.

M. Pharm.*

Contact us

  • KVM College of Pharmacy
    KVM College Road, Cherthala
    Kokkothamangalam P.O
    Alappuzha, Kerala, India - 688 527
  • 0478 - 2811080, 2814943
  • Fax 91-478-2811707
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