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The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) 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 program is a post graduate Professional Doctoral Degree. It was introduced to improve clinical and hospital Pharmacy services in India, and is the only Pharmacy service which is in direct contact with patient healthcare system and authorised to take critical decisions in in-patient prescription. The Pharm.D 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 a research project.
Pharm.D qualification, as prevalent in U.S, U.K, Canada, other European and developed countries, entitles the Pharmacists for prescribing medicines, and here the doctor’s role is focused mainly on diagnosis. Also, with a Pharm.D, 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:
All the jobs related to Hospital/Clinical Pharmacy etc. in European/American and other countries are highly paid due to the authority of the Pharmacist to give prescription and clinical monitoring to admitted patients, while the physicians focus on diagnosis and operative care.
The Pharm.D curriculum is designed to produce a scientifically and technically competent Pharmacist, who can apply this education 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 6-Year Doctoral Program in Pharmacy, is approved by the Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.