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PHARMACY PRACTICE

Pharmaceutical care is the responsible provision of drug therapy for achieving definite outcomes that improve a patient’s quality of life. However, pharmacists in India receive their training with a product focus rather than patient focus. Managing drug therapy, counselling patients on proper use of medications and monitoring drug therapy outcomes have become a major issue in recent times. Patient-centred pharmaceutical practice requires focus on life-long learning because of the constantly changing medical and regulatory landscape.

History of Department

National College of Pharmacy KMCT, established the department of Pharmacy Practice in the year 2009 with an objective to build and develop professionally competent clinical pharmacists in this modern era of medicine. The department was constituted primarily to prepare the M.Pharm, Pharm D and Pharm D (PB) students to acquire the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes for functioning as quality professionals. The department has a team of 16 dedicated faculty members. A total of 44 M.Pharm, 62 Pharm D candidates have graduated from our institution. 19 M.Pharm and 167 Pharm D candidates are currently pursuing their academic career in NCP. We have the proactive support of a tertiary care teaching hospital within the same campus. The digital resources we share with the medical college, under the same management, provide a scholarly environment.

Objectives

The research activity of the department focuses primarily on pharmacist-related patient care. Training covers many aspects that render competence in prescription analysis and interpretation of clinical data. Clinical activities include provision of drug and poison information, adverse drug reaction monitoring, tracking drug–drug and drug–food interactions, reviewing patient medication history, reviewing patient medication orders, patient counselling, medication therapy management, medication error reporting, participation in the community as well as hospital based health camps, case review meetings and journal club activities.

Department Facilities

Department of Pharmacy practice also operates a drug information centre (DIC) in the hospital, offering unbiased information to patients, doctors and fellow professionals. Students are free to access online databases such as Lexicomp, Edsco from the DIC. Department library includes more than 600 references resources, National and international journals covering the entire clinical pharmacy and therapeutics area. The department has published more than 70 research and review articles in various national and international journals.

Patient Counselling area

            Department set up patient counselling area near to the OP as well as in the DIC for giving drug and disease related education to the patient. Patient counselling were given to the patients by using patient information leaflets, information cards and other counselling aids.

Faculty

HOD and Vice Principal

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