Students have an option to pursue lateral entry into Pharm D program. B Pharm Candidates can pursue Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) program. The candidate will join the program in the 4th Year of Pharm D and will subsequently complete 4th, 5th and 6th Year.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Post Baccalaureate) program at Chitkara University will prepare students to provide high quality pharmaceutical care that has the patient as its focus, and optimal drug therapy and health as its goal. The program stresses knowledge of the chemical, biological, social and clinical sciences that underline Pharmacy, an understanding of the relevance of that knowledge to patient care and the skills to apply that knowledge to specific care circumstances.
Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) lateral entry program is a post graduate professional doctoral degree. It was introduced for B Pharm candidates, who want to persue Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) program, with an aim to to improve clinical and hospital Pharmacy services in India. The candidates can join the program in the 4th Year of Pharm D and subsequently complete 4th, 5th and 6th Year.
The Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) degree requires five years of classroom and hospital based didactic study. This is followed by one year of internship training in a hospital setting for Clinical Management of In patients, in addition to ongoing practicals and research project.
Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) qualification, as prevalent in U.S, U.K, Canada, other European and developed countries, entitles the Pharmacists for prescribing medicines and the doctors role is focused mainly on diagnosis. Also, with a Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate), a person can register as pharmacist all over the world and can practice as Hospital/ Clinical/ Community Pharmacist anywhere, and also as Clinical Scientific Expert, Clinical Research Associate and Associate in Pharmacovigilance program. Further, students can explore roles as:
- Hospital Pharmacist
- Clinical Pharmacist
- Community Pharmacist
- Specialised Area Opportunities
- Pharmacy Education
- Managed Care
- Home Healthcare
- Governmental Agencies
- Community Pharmacy
- Clinic Pharmacy Practice
- Knowledge processing outsourcing (KPO)
All the jobs related to Hospital/Clinical Pharmacy etc. in European/American and other countries are highly paid due to the authority to the Pharmacist to give prescription and clinical monitoring to admitted patients, while the physicians focus on diagnosis and operative care.
Some of the major companies who recruit our graduates are:
The Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) curriculum is designed to produce a scientifically and technically competent Pharmacist, who can apply this education in such a manner as to provide maximum healthcare services to patients. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain greater experience in patient close cooperative relationships with health practitioners. It is the goal of all pharmacy schools to prepare pharmacists who can assume expanded responsibilities in the care of patients and assure the provision of rational drug therapy. Our Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) Program in Pharmacy is approved by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. Program highlights include the following modules:
- PHARMACEUTICS: STOICHIOMETRY – molecular units, mole fraction, gas laws, mole volume, primary and secondary quantities, Heat Transfer.
- PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS: Non-aqueous Titration – Theoretical consideration, scope and limitations, acid base equilibria in nonaqueous media, titration of weak bases, titration of weak acids, indicators.
- PHARMACOGNOSY: Study of the biological sources, cultivation, collection, commercial varieties, chemical constituents, substitutes, adulterants & Uses, diagnostic macroscopic and microscopic features and specific chemical tests.
- PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COMMON DISEASES: Causes of Cellular injury, pathogenesis, and morphology of cell injury. Intercellular alterations in lipids, proteins and carbohydrates, Cellular adaptation, atrophy, hypertrophy.
- PHARMACEUTICS: Matter and Properties of Matter – State of matter, change in the state of matter, relative humidity, liquid complexes, liquid crystals, glassy state, solids crystalline, amorphous and polymorphism.
- PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY: Biochemical organisation of the cell and transport process across cell membrane, The concept of free energy, bioenergetics, production of ATP and its biological significance, Enzymes and coenzymes, Carbohydrate Metabolism,
Glycolysis and fermentation and their regulation, gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, Metabolism of galactose and galactosemia, role of sugar nucleotides in biosynthesis, and Pentosephosphate pathway, The Citric Acid Cycle.
- PHARMACEUTICS (HOSPITAL PHARMACY): Organisation & Structure, Hospital Formulary, Drug Store Management and Inventory Control: Organization of drug store, Types of materials stocked, storage conditions, Purchase and Inventory Control-principles, purchase procedures, Purchase order, Procurement and stocking. Drug distribution System in Hospitals.
- PHARMACEUTICAL JURISPRUDENCE & ETHICS: Pharmaceutical Legislations- A brief review, Drugs & Pharmaceutical Industry- A brief review, Pharmaceutical Education- A brief review, Code of Pharmaceutical Ethics, Pharmacy Act 1948, Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945, Medicinal & Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 & Rules, Drugs Price Control Order, Poisons Act 1919, Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954, Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 & Rules 1975, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, States Shops & Establishments Act & Rules, Insecticides Act 1968, AICTE Act 1987, Factories Act 1948, Minimum Wages Act 1948, Patents Act 1970.
- P’CEUTICS (BIOPHARMACEUTICS AND P’COKINETICS): Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics and their role in formulation development and clinical setting, Passage of drugs across biological barrier (passive diffusion, active transport, facilitated diffusion and pinocytosis), Factors influencing absorption- Physicochemical, physiological and pharmaceutical, Drug distribution in the body, plasma protein binding, Significance of plasma drug concentration measurement, Compartment and model-Definition and Scope, Pharmacokinetics of drug absorption.
- PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: Definition and application of biotechnology in pharmaceutical sciences, Immunology: Principles cellular & humoral immunity, antigens and haptens, MHC, immunological tolerance, Culturing Microorganisms: Batch culture, continuous culture, Fed-batch culture and use of culture system for the production of microbial products, Genetic Recombination:
Transformation, conjugation, transduction, protoplast fusion and gene cloning and their applications. Development of hybridoma for monoclonal antibodies.
- PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT: Concept of Management: Administrative Management, Entrepreneurship development, Operative Management (personnel, Materials, Production, Financial, Marketing, Time/space, margin/ Morale), Principles of Management, Principles of Accountancy, Ledger posting and book entries, preparation of trial balance, columns of a cash book, Bank reconciliation statement, rectification of errors, profits and loss account, balance sheet, purchase, keeping and pricing of stocks, treatment of cheques, bills of exchange, promissory notes of hundies, documentary bills, Principles of economics with special reference to the laws of demand and supply, demand schedule, demand curves, labor welfare, general principles of insurance & inland, foreign trade, procedure of exporting and importing goods, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Salesmanship and Market Research.