Here in this master's program in pharmacy you will be learning advanced techniques in clinical practices. The field of pharmacy is of immense importance as it very well complements the medical field. Without the regular discoveries, inventions and development of latest in drugs and medications, the medical field would have been handicapped to provide the best of medical care. Hospital and clinical pharmacists in particular play a very important role in the treatment and care of patients inside the premises of hospitals and clinics. For that matter, in any healthcare setting, they are an important aid to the physicians, medical practitioners and nurses in providing the best of clinical care to the patients.
Eligibility and course duration
Bachelor's degree (B.Pharma) in pharmaceutical science with at least 55% or more marks in aggregate from a recognized institute. Entry to the program is through entrance test and interview.
Duration of the M.Pharma program is 2 years.
More about hospital and clinical pharmacists
As a hospital pharmacist you will be more into working in a hospital and dispensing medications to the hospitalized patents alone and not retailing outside. According to a patient's requirement or the requirements in ICU and other specialized wards, they deal with a large quantity of medications.
Clinical pharmacists on the other hand have a much wider role beyond the outer walls of a hospital. They are kind of experts in the use of medicines for various therapeutic uses. They provide the healthcare professional or the patient the best advice for the safe and effective use of any medications. It's them who knows the best about the dosage, side effects and the effectiveness of any medicine and advise the doctor accordingly regarding its use.
What you learn
To become a hospital or a clinical pharmacist or to specialize in this field, you are given extensive training on a number of areas. Foremost among them are Pharmacotherapeutics, Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Hospital and Community Practice and Quality use of Medicines. A few electives are Drug Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Toxicology, Phytochemistry and Herbal Cosmetics Validation.
Undergoing this course leads you to many options. You can join any of the hospital or clinics for a very rewarding career in clinical and pharmaceutical care. You may also continue with your studies for an advanced degree like Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) that leads you to the best jobs in pharma.
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