(Sponsored by Sree Saraswathi Educational Society)
Approved by AICTE & PCI, New Delhi, Recognised by Govt. of A.P. Affiliated to JNTUA, Ananthapuramu
Recognised U/S 2(f) 12 (B) of UGC Act, 1956
The department of Pharmacy Practice is dedicated to expanding pharmacy practice services to play important role in the health care system at hospital setup through well-programmed pharmaceutical care services and was established in the year 2008 with Pharm.D program and PG program in pharmacy practice 2013.The Department of Pharmacy Practice provides the basic and advanced clinical practice coursework and practical skills training components of the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum. The department also encourages and supports pharmacy practice-related research and scholarship.
The department provides services to clinicians and patients by undertaking services such as medication therapy management, patient counseling, drug information services, medication reconciliation, pharmacovigilance, periodic safety update report (PSUR), Clinical Research, health screening program, community outreach program, and continuing Pharmacy education program.
PROGRAMS - Pharm.D & Pharm.D (PB)
The Pharm.D course (6-year doctoral degree program in pharmacy) was introduced by the Pharmacy Council of India in 2008 and aimed at improving patient care and providing pharmacy education programs.Pharm.D comprises five years of classroom/hospital-based didactic study and a research project followed by one year’s internship.Pharm.D (PB) Program is a three-year program, which includes two years of didactic study (similar to Pharm.D), a research project, and a one-year internship that empowers practicing pharmacists to assume leadership roles that drive professional enrichment. Core subjects include Pharmacotherapeutics, hospital and Community Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Toxicology, Clinical Research, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, and Clerkship. The mission of the profession is to improve public health through the safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications.