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Samrat Paul final draft which we are posting to PCI To DATE: 03/06/2011 The Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Bangalore, ... Subject: Request for additions in Pharm. D(Post Baccalaureate) syllabus. Through: The Principal, N.E.T Pharmacy College Raichur. Respected Sir, We are the Pharm D(PB) students pursuing the course from NET Pharmacy College Raichur under RGUHS. We did our B.Pharm course from various universities (including RGUHS). This is to inform you that in our B.Pharm syllabus under various Universities we didn't had subjects of Pathophysiology, Hospital Pharmacy & Community Pharmacy. These subjects are the basic and fundamental subjects for a Pharm D course, upon which other subjects are based e.g.: Pharmacotherapeutics I,II,and III are related with Pathophysiology. Though these subjects are included in the Pharm D(6yr) university syllabus in 2nd year, where as these are not included in Pharm D(PB) RGUHS syllabus. Sir, this is to bring to your notice that these subjects are very important for an aspirant clinical pharmacist to understand the basics and are the essence of the Pharm D and Pharm D(PB) course. Moreover, considering the above facts, few deemed universities have placed these subjects in their current syllabus of Pharm D (PB) with Hospital and Community Pharmacy clubbed as a single subject. So that students who take admission in these universities for pursuing Pharm D(PB) after completion of their B.Pharm course from other universities, get a chance to study these subjects, give exams and hence get certified by them.See More All of us students of Pharm D(PB) also had not studied either of these three subjects or two or none in our B.Pharm syllabus under our respective universities. Even B.Pharm syllabus of RGUHS has kept these subjects optional (Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy). So those B.Pharm students of RGUHS who opted oth...er subjects rather than above two mentioned subjects in their course , won't get an opportunity to study these subjects if they choose to pursue Pharm D (PB) course after the completion of their B.Pharm from our University .Sir, we request you to please add these three subjects atleast in Pharm D(PB)2nd yr syllabus before we PASS OUT by 2013. Also FPGEC Application bulletin 2011 made it clear that they will certify Pharm D(PB) students only under limited circumstances where the degree obtained and coursework completed to obtain the degree satisfactorily show that the candidate obtained experience in patient care in a clinical pharmacy practice setting, on a case by case basis, after they are assured that the student has got good exposure in a good clinical set up, by looking into the transcripts. Consideration of post baccalaureate degrees and whether they may be applicable to determine the minimum required curriculum length will be made on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the FPGEC(copy enclosed). Sir, without having these 3 basic clinically oriented subjects (1. Pathophysiology and 2. Hospital & Community Pharmacy clubbed as single subject) and the respective practicals in hospital and community pharmacy, in the RGUHS syllabus of Pharm D (PB), there are rare chances for Pharm D(PB) students of RGUHS being certified by FPGEC. T...herefore we may not be approved to appear for competitive exams like FPGEE, Naplex etc. We request you to kindly consider our appeal and make suitable amendments in the existing Pharm.D(PB) Syllabus by adding these 3 basic subjects, effective from the academic year 2011 - 12, so that we all Pharm D(PB) students may cover all the required core subjects under our syllabus which will enable us to be at par with Pharm D(6yr) students who already have these subjects in their syllabus. This may also enable us to be eligible for appearing in competitive exams at international level. Hence we shall get better jobs and opportunities globally. We hope our request will be considered favorably and implemented at the earliest. Thanking You, Yours Sincerely, Pharm D(PB) students, 2010-11 batch N.E.T PC Raichur.See More ENCLOSURES: 1. List of Pharm D(PB) students of N.E.T Pharmacy College, who completed B.Pharm . from various universities (including RGUHS) with subjects not studied in their B.Pharm. 2. The remarks of our faculty on addition of sub...jects in Pharm D(PB) syllabus. . 3. FPGEC bulletin 2011. Copy to: 1. Dean, Faculty Of Pharmacy, RGUHS, Banglore. . 2. Chairman; BOS, Faculty Of , RGUHS, Banglore.See More

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please leave ur comments after going through this , we need ur feedbacks.

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5 out of 7 PharmD(PB) students in my class in NET Pharmacy college, Raichur under RGUHS didnt had pathophysiology in their B.Pharm and which is still missing in our Pharm D(PB) syllabus. all us students come from background of B.pharm from different PCI recognised colleges from different universities like RTM Nagpur University, Nagarjuna (ANU),Osmania, and Jaipur. And all of us 7 students didnt had Community Pharmacy and same goes missing from our Pharm D(PB) syllabus. Also same is the case with Hospital pharmacy. this subject has also not been in the syllabus of many of the students. If these fundamental,core, and clinically oriented subjects are not included in our syllabus atleast by 2nd year of our Pharm D(PB) syllabus, then we will be the sufferers.

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Directly quoting from FPGEC BULLETIN 2011 Qualifications for FPGEC Certification Program As a candidate for the FPGEC Certification Program, you must have graduated from a recognized or accredited school of pharmacy of a foreign country or jurisdiction. The FPGEC requires that if you graduated prior to January 1, 2003, you must have completed at least a four-year pharmacy curriculum at the time of graduation to be considered for FPGEC Certification. However, if you graduated on or after January 1, 2003, you must have completed at least a five-year pharmacy curriculum at the time of graduation. Coursework and internships completed after graduation will not be considered in determining the minimum required curriculum length. "(Post-baccalaureate degrees will not be considered except under limited circumstances where the degree obtained and coursework completed to obtain the degree satisfactorily show that the candidate obtained experience in patient care in a clinical pharmacy practice setting. Consideration of postbaccalaureate degrees and whether they may be applicable to determine the minimum required curriculum length will be made on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the FPGEC.)" The change from a four-year to a five-year educational curriculum requirement has enabled the FPGEC Certification Program to be consistent with the revised standards of US pharmacy school curriculum. As the candidate, you must also provide documentation that you are licensed and/or registered for the unrestricted practice of pharmacy in a foreign country or jurisdiction. Please refer to page 19 for complete details on providing documentation. You must submit a completed application form, fees, and supporting documentation in accordance with the procedures established by the FPGEC and as described in this Application Bulletin before you will be considered for approval to sit for the FPGEE. It is your responsibility to provide all required materials. There is no deadline to apply for the FPGEE. For more details on the FPGEE see page 22.

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PCI failed to provide an uniform, common for all and a complete syllabus for Pharm D (PB) students.

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I am not sure how things workis there. Even B-pharmacy & M-pharmacy each university has different syllabus . So, its up to the university i guess . Your college chairman Mr.Reddy is very, very influential guy and a pharmacist too. So, talk to him. He should able to influence at university level .
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Dear Khan Sir, first of all thanks a lot for responding to my posts and also for giving suggestions...Infact we are trying for the same ...even our management official Mr. Vijaykumar said he will arrange a meeting with Mr. Reddy for us to put this issue infont of him. Even we are trying to put this issue infront of other principals and students of other Pharm D(PB) colleges so that they may also write and demand for the same.We are sending mails to as many of them as we can. You see right now not many people are aware of the issue and the consequences. And yes, its not all about American dream(though it counts),...The main issue is that the syllabus of Pharm D(PB)course is lacking the core,basic, clinically oriented subjects like Pathophysiology, Hospital Pharmacy and community Pharmacy under RGUHS.Pharm D and Pharm D(PB) is all about clinical orientation isn't it? As we mentioned in our letter to Registrar RGUHS,Pharmacotherapeutics I,II,III subjects are based upon Pathophysiology. However PCI should not be excused from the accusation that PCI failed to provide an uniform,common for all and a complete syllabus for Pharm D(PB) students ,any course is structured so as some logical sequence is there....u should not make study a student of 1st class physics without making him first study ABCD alphabets.....similarly all pharmacy students should have studied pathophysiology first in B.Pharm only and then pharmacotherapeuticsI,II.and III.But since PCI is afterall PCI, they never taken care that one uniform syllabus should be made for all the universities. This PharmD course is also directly copied from USA system of education.... why PCI could also have structured such a syllabus earlier only, but never- we know only to do copy from USA...we will never take first step.Moreover in RGUHS, it seems they structured or copied the syllabus without using brains.even RGUHS doesnt know how to copy properly!!! And I can't blame anyone else because I expect vision of an Organisation to be broader than a student's or than an individual's. okay but now what is there in our hands is- we must ask our university that atleast before we pass out these basic subjects should be taught to us... So what I want to say is that without being made to study these core subjects (or without the inclusion of these subjects in our transcripts) , what will be the value of our degree/qualification? Moreover these subjects are included in the Pharm D(6 years) syllabus,so they dont need to worry...But what about us Pharm D(PB)? again as this course is clinically oriented, when we will pass out and will be in clinical field/hospitals, we will be working along with physicians...I fear what will happen when suppose during an interaction they will ask us a simple basic question about pathophysiology eg. whats the functions of IL-1, IL-6 etc and we will fail to reply.Again they may make fun of us as addressing us "compounder turned doctors".Sir we wont be an effective and competitive clinical pharmacist which is the central objective of this course. PCI is the parent organisation.we must put this issue infront of them, into their ears.sir I sincerely request you to take this issue to PCI and our university registrar, dean and chairman(Board of studies).we NET PharmD people did our bit by posting letters to PCI and RGUHS people through our principal and also high level management of our college has also assured us that they will, at their level, take this issue further to the policy makers.But for this to happen successfully and fast, such voices should come and raise also from other PB students from other colleges and universities.We learnt similar syllabus problems are there within many universities.Because honestly we are very small in strength esp PB ...hardly few all over India...and this only is the reason that such blunder happened in formulating the syllabus by PCI or respective universities,, however, well, we are bothered only about RGUHS syllabus....so now we do need to take some disperate steps as fast as possible so that we the current batch can also may get benefitted.No fun if PCI make additions in the syllabus after we all pass out. Again like America did, they will also make ammendments/laws that PB students from _year to _year are only eligible and rest are not..... You will understand my point better if you look into the FPGEC bulletin 2011(availble for free download -search in google-easily you may find). In reference to PharmD(PB) students, i feel PCI should see to it that whosoever gets the degree PharmD, certified by them, should have basic knowledge in a subject like pathophysiology, hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy.if there are discriminations between PharmD and PharmD(PB), those should be rectified on ground level......one same ground/course for each PharmD student.....afterall we PharmD(PB) students will also be certified as PharmD...we all are supposed to be called as Doctor Of Pharmacy.pathophysiology is the essence of PharmD and Pharm D(PB) course. unless child wont cry, even mother wont feed the child her milk. similarly i am making hue and cry here on this wall so that this hunger in us Pharm D(PB) students gets into notice of our parent organisation PCI. we even wrote and posted letters regarding this issue to PCI president and our university registrar. Again the same thing I am saying that the ultimate sufferers will be guys like me PharmD(PB) who dont have BASIC FUNDAMENTAL CORE CLINICALLY ORIENTED SUBJECTS{LIKE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY,HOSP PHARMACY ,COMMUNITY PHARMACY ON WHICH OTHER SUBJECTS ARE BASED LIKE PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS-I,II,III in their syllabus and that makes us quite a looser in terms of competency and effectivity when we speak of clinical Pharmacist. WE dont want to fell short and feel ashamed when we will pass out and be in same clinical field along with physicians. Also our agenda is just that we want RGUHS or PCI to include these basic subjects in our PB syllabus...ONE COMMON GROUND AND COURSE FOR ALL PHARM D AND PHARMD PB GRADUATES... we must get fair opportunity to study these basic clinically oriented subjects- as afterall Pharm D and PharmDPB are all about clinical Pharmacy. Khan Sir, you yourself belong to Ministry Of Health and with all due respects,in your comments you sound like spokeperson of PCI, trying to defend PCI.

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sound like spokeperson of PCI Thank you !. I will take this as compliment . Please see if that post is vacant . I would like to apply for that post with your recommendation letter. Please . This may be the oppertunity for me to come back home. :-) they will also make ammendments/laws that PB students from _year to _year are only eligible and rest are not. Thats a possibility . Our batch from VLCP suffered similar glitch for more than 15 years . No state board of pharmacy wanted to register only people passed in those 2 to years .So, no body could n't go to any forien countries to do job. We never BLAMED any one or CRYED like babiers. Instead we fought for justies. Our juniors can regsiter and our seniors can register but not only our batch + 2 more batches. . We as a team brought college, university and PCI to court . The case ran for 10 years and nothing happend. Finally someone taught as art of Negotiation. So our seniors like Ramana Reddy formed a team and strated negotiating with college, university , and PCI. It took sometime but finally our batch got recognisized. So, blaming or making noise may get "attention" but may not solve actual problem.. "unless child wont cry, even mother wont feed the child her milk." even our management official Mr. Vijaykumar said he will arrange a meeting with Mr. Reddy for us to put this issue infont of him. Even your mother (Dr.Reddy , chairman of your college) don't have time for you. You paid for the course and you still NOT able to "meet" the guy you gave the money for your course . That show you can not even talk to your parents and you "demand" all your neighbours and relatives should help you. Some thing wrong with this picture i guess. YOU going to America is a national problem ? Why, you expect everyone one to jump up and down for you when your parents have not listened to you even once..?. So, my dear , please learn art of negotiating starting from your college . Best of luck.
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Khan sir, My intent is not to sound harsh or argue.... its just we are in trouble and yes we definitely need to learn the art of negotiating. I hope I didnt offended you or hurt your sentiments. Sir, as you are so experienced and have faced similar problems, I seek your help and guidance. Kindly show us the way through this complicated scenario. Anyways, I hope I made our problem clear through above posts here.And yes ours primary concern is about the quality of the program rather than American dreams. About our meeting with Mr. Reddy, the process of making arrangements is still going on. Thanking You, Yours Sincerely. Samrat Paul.

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Proverbs and Quotes that suit to, as per this situation which has occured: FOR PCI and Universities or policymakers- -Everyone make mistakes. The trick is to make them when nobody is looking. (As Pharm D PB students are still unaware of the syllabus shortcomings and the consequences which may follow because of this) -Most of the problems comes in life because of 2 reasons: 1.First we act without thinking. (UNiversity/PCI formulated syllabus of Pharm D(PB) without applying brain/without thinking, because logical sequence is missing in the syllabus...without being made to study basic,fundamental,core and clinically oriented subject like pathophysiology, Pharm D PB students are made to study Pharmacotherapeutics-I,II,III) 2.Second we keep thinking without acting. (Pharm D(PB) students are still inactive inspite of us Pharm D(PB)students(of NET Pharmacy College), trying to bring this issue in focus so much through the posts.We want other PharmD(PB) students from different colleges under RGUHS to write similar letters as we wrote to Registrar of RGUHS,Dean-faculty of Pharmacy of RGUHS and to the Chairman BOS-RGUHS)JAAGO PHARM D(PB) JAAGo. -A compromise is an agreement where both parties get what neither of them wanted. ( Under RGUHS, in 2nd year B.Pharm Pathophysiology is already there so RGUHS University may not keep it again in Pharm D(PB)syllabus, neglecting students like me who have come to pursue Pharm D(PB) in RGUHS after completion of B.Pharm from other PCI recognised colleges under Universities where Pathophysiology was not in our B.Pharm syllabus{though such students are in majority}.I think blame goes to PCI for they could not manage to provide an uniform standard to B.Pharm syllabus and could not match upto global scenario.GOD only knows what this organisation is for???!!! RGUHS may only add Hospital Pharmacy and community Pharmacy in the Pharm D PB syllabus because these subjects are kept optional in B.pharm syllabus of RGUHS.So thats also the need of those students who did B.Pharm under RGUHS but not opted for the above optional subjects in their B.Pharm and now have decided to pursue Pharm D (PB) under RGUHS only after completion of their B.Pharm. Students who came from outside universities like R.T.M Nagpur, Osmania, nagarjuna(ANU),Jaipur and etc may become the ultimate sufferers.All thanks to the good job done by PCI for so many years.WOW what a vision of this organisation!!!(sarcasm) Sorry! readers I dont have much positive things to say!!!

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I THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOME OPTIONAL SUBJECTS TO BE MADE IN CURRICULUM.................SO THAT IT WILL BE FAIR 2 EVERY1.

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Just few days back PCI inspection took place in our college ie in NET Pharmacy College,Raichur. We got the opportunity to have a talk about PharmD(PB) syllabus problems with the PCI Inspector Dr.Abhay Dharamsi-Principal Atmiya Sarvoday Kelavani Samaj Sanchalit Institute Of Pharmacy,Rajkot.We even shown him the letter we wrote to the Registrar, Dean and Chairman of RGUHS and same we sent to PCI President Dr. B.Suresh. When we discussed that how these problems have evolved because of non-uniformity of B.Pharm syllabus among all over the different universities of india.To this , he responded by remarking that PCI is only responsible for D.Pharm, PharmD, and PharmD(PB)courses and not for B.Pharm and M.Pharm courses, whereas B.Pharm and M.Pharm courses are responsibility of AICTE. Further he added that Pharmacy in India have many fathers and thats why all these problems came into existence. When we asked him what should be our set of line of action, in order to solve our syllabus issues, he replied that our direct approach and all communications about this issue should be with first the owner or management of the respective college and finally with RGUHS university, as University has the power to add the required subjects but not delete the subjects in a course.Also he said that even if this requires the university to add, and the students to study additional 6 months or 1 year, to cover these subjects in their syllabus, Pharm D(PB) students should be mentally prepared and ready for the same as those 6 months or 1 year will make their future years of their long career and life smooth and comfortable. Same was conyeved to us by our Principal Dr H. Doddaya long back ago.They both said these additions must be done so as we students become effective and competitive clinical pharmacists. My personal take on this issue is that if PCI has started Pharm D(PB) course and consider itself morally responsible for the good future and careers of the students who are pursuing this course than it must see to it that PB syllabus in RGUHS is upto the mark and those who will pass this course will be certified rationally only after they have studied and appeared for exams in all the basic and core subjects like (Pathophysiology,Hospital Pharmacy and community Pharmacy),despite AICTE related hurdles, because a genuine and jayaz father should always feel concern about his children.And ofcourse we NET Pharm D(PB)students dont mind continuing our study for additional 6 months or 1 year,if the additions are made as soon as possible ,in effect for 2011-2012.I hope and believe other Pharm D(PB) students from other colleges under RGUHS, also dont mind the same. Also such requests and letters must come from other PharmD(PB)colleges .Another thing is that it would be a lot more easier and convenient for Bangalore PharmD(PB)students to go and communicate directly and frequently with the chairman, dean (faculty of Pharmacy, RGUHS) rather than NET students, Raichur to do the same. So I request Pharm D(PB)students of colleges of bangalore to please do the same.

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many people have this notion that those students of Pharm D(PB) who dont have Patho or other basic subjects in their syllabus, are suffering purely becoz of their own fault or their universities fault as they didnt included these subjects in their B.Pharm syllabus.... For such people I wud like to clarify that I did my B.Pharm from J....L. Chaturvrdi college of Pharmacy which is a PCI approved college under Nagpur university.So this is not a matter of individual universities and their syllabus. this is about PCI.... look this is a transition period for everybody, that I agree, even for PCI...Uptill 2008 even Pharmacy was industry oriented in india , only with the advent of Pharm d and Pharm d(PB) it has become clinically oriented.my point is that either PCI shud have not approved such colleges and universities who didnt included such mentioned basic subjects in their syllabus or PCI shud have made ammendments or notifications that students who didnt had mentioned basic subjects in their B.Pharm cant switch to Pharm d(PB). Now once PCI has approved or allowed students like me , who didnt had these basic subjects in their B.pharm,to get admission in PharmD(PB) , then this becomes their responsibility that they see to it that we students are awarded the Pharm D degree rationally and logically with all basic subjects covered. There should be one uniform common identical syllabus for all Pharm d or PharmD(PB) students.There shud be no discriminations. we must get fair chance

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I am in Pharm D(PB) 2nd year (ie pharm D 5th year, if it applies!!!???). Next year will be my internship.I hope the subjects may get added this year as optional subjects. Uptill now no news/notifications/declarations/response from RGUHS University. Yesterday Vice principal of my college wrote this letter to Chairman,BOS,RGUHS: To The Chairman ,Bos RGUHS,Bangalore. Sir, Sub : Regarding inclusion of subjects in Pharm-D(PB) II year as optional * Pathophysiology is already there in Pharm D course in second year syllabus, we want the same to be included in the PharmD(PB) second year.( same as structured by PCI for Pharm D 2nd year students) * Hospital Pharmacy and Community Pharmacy are present there as separate subjects in the Pharm D second year, we want these two subjects to be added in Pharm D(PB) second year , clubbed as single subject(along with their respective practicals). How to club these 2 subjects, or whether to club or to keep them as separate subjects, is University/policy-maker's lookout. So we are requesting you to include the above said subjects as optional subjects for those students ,who have not yet studied at the UG levels Following is the details of the syllabus of the 3 subjects: Pathophysiology, Community Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy. ? PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (THEORY) Theory : 3 Hrs. /Week 1. Scope of the Subject: This course is designed to impart a thorough knowledge of the relevant aspects of pathology of various conditions with reference to its pharmacological applications, and understanding of basic Pathophysiological mechanisms. Hence it will not only help to study the syllabus of pathology, but also to get baseline knowledge of its application in other subject of pharmacy. 2. Objectives of the Subject : Upon completion of the subject student shall be able to - a. describe the etiology and pathogenesis of the selected disease states; b. name the signs and symptoms of the diseases; and c. mention the complications of the diseases. Text books (Theory) a. Pathologic basis of disease by- Cotran, Kumar, Robbins b. Text book of Pathology- Harsh Mohan c. Text book of Pathology- Y.M. Bhinde Reference books (Theory) a. Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics; Second edition; Roger Walker; Churchill Livingstone publication 3. Detailed syllabus and lecture wise schedule : Chapter 1 Basic principles of cell injury and Adaptation a) Causes, Pathogenesis and morphology of cell injury b) Abnormalities in lipoproteinaemia, glycogen infiltration and glycogen infiltration and glycogen infiltration and glycogen storage diseases 2 Inflammation a) Pathogenesis of acute inflammation, Chemical mediators in inflammation, Types of chronic inflammation b) Repairs of wounds in the skin, factors influencing healing of wounds 3 Diseases of Immunity a) Introduction to Tand B cells b) MHC proteins or transplantation antigens c) Immune tolerance - Hypersensitivity Hypersensitivity type I, II, III, IV, Biological significance, Allergy due to food, chemicals and drugs - Autoimmunity Criteria for autoimmunity, Classifications of autoimmune diseases in man, mechanism of autoimmunity, Transplantation and immunologic tolerance, allograft rejections, transplantation antigens, mechanism of rejection of allograft. - Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) - Amylodosis 35 4 Cancer: differences between benign and malignant tumors, Histological diagnosis of malignancy, invasions and metastasis, patterns of spread, disturbances of growth of cells, classification of tumors, general biology of tumors, spread of malignant tumors, etiology and pathogenesis of cancer. 5 Types of shock, mechanisms, stages and management 6 Biological effects of radiation 7 Environmental and nutritional diseases i) Air pollution and smoking- SO2,NO, NO2, and CO ii) Protein calorie malnutrition, vitamins, obesity, pathogenesis of starvation. 8 Pathophysiology of common diseases a. Parkinsonism b. Schizophrenia c. Depression and mania d. Hypertension, e. Stroke (ischaemic and hemorrhage) f. Angina, CCF, Atherosclerosis, Myocardial infarction g. Diabetes Mellitus h. Peptic ulcer and inflammatory bowel diseases i. Cirrhosis and Alcoholic liver diseases j. Acute and chronic renal failure k. Asthma and chronic obstructive airway diseases 9 Infectious diseases : Sexually transmitted diseases (HIV,Syphilis,Gonorrhea), Urinary tract infections, Pneumonia, Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Malaria Dysentery (bacterial and amoebic ), Hepatitis- infective hepatitis. 4. Assignments : Title of the Experiment 1 Chemical Mediators of inflammation 2 Drug Hypersensitivity 3 Cigarette smoking & its ill effects 4 Biological Effects of Radiation 5 Etiology and hazards of obesity 6 Complications of diabetes 7 Diagnosis of cancer 8 Disorders of vitamins 9 Methods in Pathology-Laboratory values of clinical significance 10 Pathophysiology of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) 36 Format of the assignment 1 Minimum & Maximum number of pages. 2. Reference(s) shall be included at the end. 3. Assignment can be a combined presentation at the end of the academic year 4. It shall be computer draft copy. 5. Name and signature of the student 6. Time allocated for presentation may be 8+2 Min. 37 ? II)Hospital Pharmacy syllabus details: 4.2 HOSPITAL PHARMACY (THEORY) Theory : 2 Hrs. /Week 1. Scope: In the changing scenario of pharmacy practice in India, for successful practice of Hospital Pharmacy, the students are required to learn various skills like drug distribution, drug dispensing, manufacturing of parenteral preparations, drug information, patient counselling, and therapeutic drug monitoring for improved patient care. 2. Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to - a. know various drug distribution methods; b. know the professional practice management skills in hospital pharmacies; c. provide unbiased drug information to the doctors; d. know the manufacturing practices of various formulations in hospital set up; e. appreciate the practice based research methods; and f. appreciate the stores management and inventory control. Text books: (latest editions) a. Hospital pharmacy by William .E. Hassan b. A text book of Hospital Pharmacyby S.H.Merchant & Dr. J.S. Qadry. Revised by R.K.Goyal & R.K. Parikh References: a. WHO consultative group report. b. R.P.S. Vol.2. Part -B; Pharmacy Practice section. c. Handbook of pharmacy - health care. Edt. Robin J Harman. The Pharmaceutical press. 3. Lecture wise programme : Topics 1 Hospital - its Organisation and functions 2 Hospital pharmacy-Organisation and management a) Organizational structure-Staff, Infrastructure & work load statistics b) Management of materials and finance c) Roles & responsibilities of hospital pharmacist 3 The Budget - Preparation and implementation 4 Hospital drug policy a) Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee (PTC) b) Hospital formulary c) Hospital committees - Infection committee - Research and ethical committee d) developing therapeutic guidelines e) Hospital pharmacy communication - Newsletter 73 5 Hospital pharmacy services a) Procurement & warehousing of drugs and Pharmaceuticals b) Inventory control Definition, various methods of Inventory Control ABC, VED, EOQ, Lead time, safety stock c) Drug distribution in the hospital i) Individual prescription method ii) Floor stock method iii) Unit dose drug distribution method d) Distribution of Narcotic and other controlled substances e) Central sterile supply services - Role of pharmacist 6 Manufacture of Pharmaceutical preparations a) Sterile formulations - large and small volume parenterals b) Manufacture of Ointments, Liquids, and creams c) Manufacturing of Tablets, granules, capsules, and powders d) Total parenteral nutrition 7 Continuing professional development programs Education and training 8 Radio Pharmaceuticals - Handling and packaging 9 Professional Relations and practices of hospital pharmacist 74 4.2 HOSPITAL PHARMACY (PRACTICAL) Practical : 3 Hrs./Week 1. Assessment of drug interactions in the given prescriptions 2. Manufacture of parenteral formulations, powders. 3. Drug information queries. 4. Inventory control List of Assignments: 1. Design and Management of Hospital pharmacy department for a 300 bedded hospital. 2. Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee - Organization, functions, and limitations. 3. Development of a hospital formulary for 300 bedded teaching hospital 4. Preparation of ABC analysis of drugs sold in one month from the pharmacy. 5. Different phases of clinical trials with elements to be evaluated. 6. Various sources of drug information and systematic approach to provide unbiased drug information. 7. Evaluation of prescriptions generated in hospital for drug interactions and find out the suitable management. Special requirements: 1. Each college should sign MoU with nearby local hospital having minimum 150 beds for providing necessary training to the students' on hospital pharmacy activities. 2. Well equipped with various resources of drug information. Scheme of Practical Examination: Sessionals Annual Synopsis 05 15 Major Experiment 10 25 Minor Experiment 03 15 Viva 02 15 Max Marks 20 70 Duration 03hrs 04hrs Note : Total sessional marks is 30 (20 for practical sessional plus 10 marks for regularity, promptness, viva-voce and record maintenance). ? III)Community Pharmacy subject details: 2.5 COMMUNITY PHARMACY (THEORY) Theory : 2 Hrs. /Week 1. Scope: In the changing scenario of pharmacy practice in India, Community Pharmacists are expected to offer various pharmaceutical care services. In order to meet this demand, students will be learning various skills such as dispensing of drugs, responding to minor ailments by providing suitable safe medication, patient counselling, health screening services for improved patient care in the community set up. 2. Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to - a. know pharmaceutical care services; b. know the business and professional practice management skills in community pharmacies; c. do patient counselling & provide health screening services to public in community pharmacy; d. respond to minor ailments and provide appropriate medication; e. show empathy and sympathy to patients; and f. appreciate the concept of Rational drug therapy. Text Books: a. Health Education and Community Pharmacy by N.S.Parmar. b. WHO consultative group report. c. Drug store & Business management by Mohammed Ali & Jyoti. Reference books: a. Handbook of pharmacy - health care.Edt. Robin J Harman. The Pharmaceutical press. b. Comprehensive Pharmacy Review - Edt. Leon Shargel. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Special requirements: 1. Either the college is having model community pharmacy (meeting the schedule N requirement) or sign MoU with at least 4-5 community pharmacies nearby to the college for training the students on dispensing and counselling activities. 2. Special equipments like B.P apparatus, Glucometer, Peak flow meter, and apparatus for cholesterol estimation. 3. Scheme of evaluation (80 Marks) 1. Synopsis 10 2. Major Experiment 30 (Counselling of patients with specific diseases - emphasis should be given on Counselling introduction, content, process and conclusion) 3. Minor Experiment(Ability to measure B.P/ CBG / Lung function) 15 4. Prescription Analysis (Analyzing the prescriptions for probable drug interaction and ability to tell the management) 15 5. Viva - Voce 10 4. Lecture wise programme : Topics 1 Definition, scope, of community pharmacy Roles and responsibilities of Community pharmacist 47 2 Community Pharmacy Management a) Selection of site, Space layout, and design b) Staff, Materials- coding, stocking c) Legal requirements d) Maintenance of various registers e) Use of Computers: Business and health care soft wares 3 Prescriptions - parts of prescription, legality & identification of medication related problems like drug interactions. 4 Inventory control in community pharmacy Definition, various methods of Inventory Control ABC, VED, EOQ, Lead time, safety stock 5 Pharmaceutical care Definition and Principles of Pharmaceutical care. 6 Patient counselling Definition, outcomes, various stages, barriers, Strategies to overcome barriers Patient information leaflets- content, design, & layouts, advisory labels 7 Patient medication adherence Definition, Factors affecting medication adherence, role of pharmacist in improving the adherence. 8 Health screening services Definition, importance, methods for screening Blood pressure/ blood sugar/ lung function and Cholesterol testing 9 OTC Medication- Definition, OTC medication list & Counselling 10 Health Education WHO Definition of health, and health promotion, care for children, pregnant & breast feeding women, and geriatric patients. Commonly occurring Communicable Diseases, causative agents, Clinical presentations and prevention of communicable diseases - Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Typhoid, Amoebiasis, Malaria, Leprosy, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and AIDS Balance diet, and treatment & prevention of deficiency disorders Family planning - role of pharmacist 11 Responding to symptoms of minor ailments Relevant pathophysiology, common drug therapy to, Pain, GI disturbances (Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, diarrhea, constipation), Pyrexia, Opthalmic symptoms, worms infestations. 12 Essential Drugs concept and Rational Drug Therapy Role of community pharmacist 13 Code of ethics for community pharmacists 48

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PharmD(PB) should not be neglected.not a single thing has been done in this direction nor a response has come from someone associated or related with any organisation.Neither PCI nor RGUHS. I personally feel those who took admission in Pharm D(PB) should once check whether their transcripts /syllabus will be equivalent to that of PharmD regular, and if its not the case ,they should demand for the same from their respective colleges and Universities. And to get it done immediately within this year and to avoid the same fate as of earlier PharmD(PB) batches who got passed earlier without being certified for the above mentioned subjects from their universities and who are in turn now not eligible for FPGEC and Naplex, PB students should hold their college fees unless its get done.

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PharmD(PB)students shall start a NON Cooperative strike against colleges,Universities and PCI.Sorry if i sound rebellious but thats the very idea. We cant afford to get it done late any more . This is high time.Subjects must get added this year.

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my issue is that there should be some uniformity through out the country regarding the syllabus of a PharmD/PharmD(PB) curriculum.thats all i have to say.When I paid an amount as fees in my college to get some degree and study a curriculum, i just want to make it sure that i get the best out of it. My concern is only that the fundamental, basic ,core subjects like pathophysiology, hospital Pharmacy and community pharmacy must get added in the PharmD(PB) syllabus, before i pass out this year. I am not blaming entirely to organizations like PCI and universities for this.When I took admission in PharmD(PB), I was ignorant about this syllabus issue that these subjects are missing, but now today when i came to know about this, i want to rectify it and make other pharmD(PB) students like me ,aware about the same. However I guess some blame also goes to the abovesaid parent organizations, as when they are launching and approving a course, they should ensure that all is well, because i expect an organization's vision should be much broader than an individual's.

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who are the stakeholders for pharmD(PB)? Who will protect our rights ?who will see our benefits are taken care ofinstead of thinking about others/PharmD , let us think about ourselves /PharmD(PB).Once you are happy then only you are able to keep others happy isnt it?one official association should be made there concerning the benefits of PharmD(PB) and for the protection of rights of pharmd(PB) students, who will take care of any issues related with PharmD(PB).whats ur say?Any talk related with the betterment of pharmD(PB) students should be encouraged here.Friends,my opinions are entirely my own and I can recommend them. I agree with you on some of the points u made here on this post, but my issue is that there should be some uniformity through out the country regarding the syllabus of a PharmD/PharmD(PB) curriculum.thats all i have to say.When I paid an amount as fees in my college to get some degree and study a curriculum, i just want to make it sure that i get the best out of it. My concern is only that the fundamental, basic ,core subjects like pathophysiology, hospital Pharmacy and community pharmacy must get added in the PharmD(PB) syllabus,this year before i pass out. I am not blaming entirely to organizations like PCI and universities for this.When I took admission in PharmD(PB), I was ignorant about this syllabus issue, but now today when i came to know about this, i want to rectify it and make other pharmD(PB) students like me ,aware about the same. However I guess some blame also goes to the abovesaid parent organizations, as when they are launching and approving a course, they should ensure that all is well, because i expect an organization's vision should be much broader than an individual's.you are responsible for your own life. I am not against PharmD regular, I wish them all the best and all the luck. But I am worried about myself and PharmD(PB) syllabus . There is nothing wrong in it!!!Now a days when it snows or rains, 5% of people go outside and play and enjoy it ; while 95% make a Facebook status about it. Purpose is get aware and do something about the issue, just dont sit there doing nothing. On pharmaceutical events and on Facebook also I see students worrried and talking about trival issues like putting prefix " Dr" infront of their name in internship or after getting degree. all tactics to mislead students from real issue. It doesnt matter whether they write PharmD or doctor of pharmacy in degree, ultimately you remain a pharmacist. My opinion:The real issue is they dont want to add the mentioned subjects in other universities except in deemed universities like JSS and Manipal, who dont depend on others to add any subjects in their syllabus. Thats why their fees is exceptionally high in comparison to other universities and colleges . For pharmD(PB) 3 yrs course ,they ask 9 lakhs.And Dr B.Suresh is Principal of the JSS college as well as Chairman of JSS univ,who also happens to be the PCI president.They want to create monopoly and enjoy the exclusive status of colleges/universities with advantages of having additional subjects. The more delay it gets for years,the more these exclusive universities enjoy this benefit.Quote:You can tell monopoly is an old game because there is a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail. Thursday at 10:31am * Like

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Lumpenproletariat means the apolitical lower orders of society uninterested in revolutionary advancement.We must get united and ask for the rights like subject additions in our curriculum.This only will open doors of further good quality education may it be indian or abroad education for us.If we ourselves wont elect the subjects which must be in the curriculum, than who else will?WE are responsible for our lives. United we stand , divided we fall. We must not see the downfall.

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I appeal to PharmD(PB) students of all colleges of nation to be aware of your own syllabus and appeal Organisations and PCI for the required additions to be made in the curriculum before you pass out, so that doors remain open for us otherwise you dont get worth your college fee.

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Any publicity is good for PharmD(PB),to spread awareness?Positive or negative publicity both helps PCI?Isnt it?

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Subject: Immediate attention for correction and inclusion of subject for Pharm D(Post Bacclaureate ) course- reg Sir, I am trying to bring to your kind notice that there is a discrepancy in the course details of First year Post Baccalaureate PharmD released in the regulations of RGUHS, 2008. It is observed that in the subject details mentioned in page no.2/table for First year Post Baccalaureate course , serial no. 4.5 under the name of the subject it is mentioned as Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics. However there is total deviation observed in the scheme of examination for the same course in page no.4, it is Hospital & Community Pharmacy subject mentioned in serial no. 1.5. Infact one that is referred in this page is the appropriate title and one that is mentioned in page no. 2 is not relevant. Hence I request you to submit the same to the University so that it may be considered in forthcoming Academic Council Meeting. However the "Students Representation Copy" is attached here with this mail for your reference. Thanking You H.O.D Pharmacy Practice, N.E.T Pharmacy College.

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To DATE: 27/03/2012 PLACE:RAICHUR The Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences,Karnataka Bangalore, Subject:Immediate attention for correction & inclusion of subjects for pharm D (PB) course-reg Through: The Principal, N.E.T Pharmacy College Raichur. Respected Sir, We are the Pharm-D(Post Baccalautreate) students(2010-2013) pursuing the course from NET Pharmacy College Raichur under RGUHS. According to Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate) regulations 2008 mentioned in RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, Karnataka, the scheme of Examination for Pharm-D(Post Baccalaureate) Course, given in page no. 4,the subject Hospital and Community pharmacy(serial no.1.5) is already mentioned to be included in the First Year(Fourth year of Pharm-D course). But instead the above subject, Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics(serial no. 4.5) has been included, as given in table (First year Post baccalaureate-Fourth year of Pharm-D course) on page no.2. This is to inform you that, at our B.Pharm syllabus under various Universities we didn't had subjects of Hospital & Community Pharmacy, and Pathophysiology. These subjects are the basic and fundamental subjects for a Pharm-D(PB) course, upon which other subjects are based e.g.: Pharmacotherapeutics I,II,and III are related with Pathophysiology. Though these subjects are included in the Pharm D(6yr-regular) university syllabus in 2nd year, where as these are not included in Pharm D(PB) RGUHS syllabus. Sir, this is to bring to your notice that these above subjects are very important for an aspirant clinical pharmacist to understand the basics and are the essence of the Pharm D(PB) course. All of us students of Pharm D(PB) also had not studied either of these two subjects or one or none in our B.Pharm syllabus under our respective universities. Sir, without having these 2 basic clinically oriented subjects (1.Hospital&Community Pharmacy) and 2. Pathophysiology our course wont be valid and valued. We request you to kindly consider our appeal and make suitable amendments in the existing Pharm.D(PB) Syllabus by adding these 2 basic subjects, effective from this academic year, so that we all Pharm D(PB) students may cover all the required core subjects under our syllabus which will enable us to be at par with Pharm D(6yr-regular) students who already have these subjects in their syllabus. This may also enable us to be eligible for appearing in competitive exams at international level. Hence we shall get better jobs and opportunities globally. We hope our request will be considered favorably and implemented at the earliest. Thanking You, Yours Sincerely, Pharm D(Post Baccalaureate) students, 2010-13 batch N.E.T PC Raichur. ENCLOSURES: 1. List of Pharm D(PB) students of N.E.T Pharmacy College, who completed B.Pharm . from various universities (including RGUHS) with subjects not studied in their B.Pharm. 2. The remarks of our faculty on addition of subjects in Pharm D(PB) syllabus. . 3. FPGEC bulletin 2011. Copy to: 1. Dean, Faculty Of Pharmacy, RGUHS, Bangalore. . 2. Chairman; BOS, Faculty Of , RGUHS, Bangalore.

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many people have this notion that those students of Pharm D(PB) who dont have Patho or other basic subjects in their syllabus, are suffering purely becoz of their own fault or their universities fault as they didnt included these subjects in their B.Pharm syllabus.... For such people I wud like to clarify that I did my B.Pharm from J.L. Chaturvrdi college of Pharmacy which is a PCI approved college under Nagpur university.So this is not a matter of individual universities and their syllabus. this is about PCI.... look this is a transition period for everybody, that I agree, even for PCI...Uptill 2008 even Pharmacy was industry oriented in india , only with the advent of Pharm d and Pharm d(PB) it has become clinically oriented.my point is that either PCI shud have not approved such colleges and universities who didnt included such mentioned basic subjects in their syllabus or PCI shud have made ammendments or notifications that students who didnt had mentioned basic subjects in their B.Pharm cant switch to Pharm d(PB). Now once PCI has approved or allowed students like me , who didnt had these basic subjects in their B.pharm,to get admission in PharmD(PB) , then this becomes their responsibility that they see to it that we students are awarded the Pharm D degree rationally and logically with all basic subjects covered. There should be one uniform common identical syllabus for all Pharm d or PharmD(PB) students.There shud be no discriminations. we must get fair chance

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Due to too many colleges opened in USA during last decade, American Pharmacy graduates are NOT getting jobs . Thats the REALITY as of June 2011 . See here, http://www.pharmacymanpower.com/ The demand is decreasing drastically every month . Each American pharmacy students comes out of the college is coming out with $60+K minimum bank loan . In reality , its even more . Pharmacists with five years or less years of experience reported an average of $79,895 of student debt at the time of graduation from pharmacy school and a current student load debt of $61,667. http://www.aacp.org/resources/research/pharmacymanpower/Documents/2009%2... So, please think about American Dream. If you still want to jump in to the fire, please make sure your university post baccularate syllabus is in NABP expectations range.
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I am surprised to learn from this memo that Hospital Pharmacy, Community pharmacy and patho-physiology are not taught even today in undergraduate studies. What are they studying ? Senna and cinchona bark?, good old mixtures, ointments and pills to get 5 to 8 marks out of 10 for each in practicals? The irony is the teachers expect the pharmacists in the community and hospital to work like a professional pharmacist while attending to the patients without being taught and trained in Hospital and community pharmacy. I agree with the demand for inclusion of these subjects in undergraduate studies and wish to add further that there should be project work for the students guided jointly by the teachers and community / hospital pharmacists to have a reality exposure and experience. The teachers too should spend few hours in a week in community / hospital pharmacy so that teaching becomes more objective. Hospital / community pharmacists should be invited to participate in a discussion with the students moderated by the teacher. I hope and wish the title would change

Bhagavan P.S. B Pharm

Rtd. Dy Dir.(Pharmacy),Govt of Karnataka, India

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