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    Program Structure

    First Year
    • DPH101
    • Pharmaceutics I
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH102
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH103
    • Pharmacognosy
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH104
    • Biochemistry Clinical Pathology
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH105
    • Human Anatomy Physiology
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH106
    • Health Education Community Pharmacy
    • 4 Credits


    Second Year
    • DPH201
    • Pharmaceutics II
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH202
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH203
    • Pharmacology Toxicology
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH204
    • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH205
    • Drug Store Business Management
    • 4 Credits
    • DPH206
    • Hospital Clinical Pharmacy
    • 4 Credits


    Program Overview

    Diploma in Pharmacy or D.Pharma.Non Attending / Distance Education / Regular is a high in demand two years program. D.Pharma. After completing D.Pharma. candidates can work as a licensed pharmacist, licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacist, and other related pharmaceutical fields.

    D.Pharma. – Brief Description

    D.Pharma. program is a high in demand career-oriented program in the medical field of Pharmacy, designed to educate candidates

    with the concepts of pharmaceutical medical science.

    The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry level positions in retail pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies. The course essentially provides an overview of the theory and various principles and practices involved in the science of pharmacy.

    Components of study within D. Pharma. syllabus include pharmacy software practice, accurate and safe processing of prescriptions, compounding techniques, third-party billing, inventory control, adherence to relevant legislation, accurate and confidential record-keeping, and effective verbal and written communication.

    Such candidates are prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team. They are taught industry ethics including those involving patient-provider relationships, clinical research, and end-of-life care. This course examines other ethical topics such as distribution of scarce resources, use of stem cells, the role of genetic testing, and issues of human cloning. Students are taught to review drug approval processes, drug discovery, pharmaceutical applications. They learn about the vast regulatory requirements involved in testing, screening, pre-clinical, and clinical trials of drugs.

    D.Pharma. progarm aims to prepare eligible candidates to:

    • Fill orders under a pharmacist’s supervision.
    • Enter client information.
    • Identify prescriptions and process paperwork for orders.
    • Understand and apply drug and medical terminology as well as basic pharmacology.
    • Understand drug dosage calculations, commonly used pharmacy computer systems, compounding, and pharmacy practices and procedures.
    • Apply the ethics, legislation, and workplace safety regulations applicable to pharmacies.

    The program aims to build elementary basic concepts of pharmaceutical science involving Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology, Pharmacognosy, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Health Education, Community Pharmacy, etc. in students.

    D.Pharma.- Scope

    Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, such professionals may even start their own private drug stores, with access to decent financial resources and entrepreneurship skills.

    Certificate Holders of D. Pharma. may start practicing as pharmacists in India. They may also work at drug stores in government hospitals, clinics, private hospitals, community health centres, or private drug stores. Across various kinds of work setups, they usually check prescriptions (made by the doctor), provide patients advice and directions, dispense drugs to patients, keep stock of drugs in storage, maintain accounts and inventory.

    In pharmaceutical companies, they work at divisions like process control, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing. While in the marketing sector, they may work for firms involved in pharmaceutical products marketing. They may also work as:

    • Medical representatives, medical transcriptionists, technical supervisors.
    • Chemists, pharmacists, quality analysts, medical representatives.
    • Production executives, scientific officers in private firms.