Pharm. D – Course Syllabus Duration-Doctor of Pharmacy Scope- #Exams

Pharm. D - Course Syllabus Duration-Doctor of Pharmacy Scope- #Exams

Doctor of Pharmacy Scope Academic Regulations for Pharm. D and D (Post Baccalaureate) (Regular)

(Effective for the students admitted into I year from the Academic Year onwards)

 

Award of Pharm. D Degree

 

A student will be declared eligible for the award of the Pharm. D. Degree if he fulfils the following academic regulations:

i. Duration of the course Pharm D

 

  1. D: The duration of the course shall be six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases –

 

 

Phase  I   –    consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth academic year.

 

Phase II – consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year

Involving posting in speciality units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

 

  1. Pursue the course of study for not less than 06 academic years and is not more than 12 years.

 

  1. Students, who fail to fulfil all the academic requirements for the award of the degree within 12 academic years from the year of their admission, shall forfeit their seat in Pharm D. course and their admission is cancelled.

 

  1. A student will be declared eligible for the award of the D (Post Baccalaureate). Degree if he fulfils the following academic regulations:

 

  1. D. (Post Baccalaureate): The duration of the course shall be for three academic years (two years of study and one year internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of three years duration is divided into two phases –

Pharm. D - Course Syllabus Duration-Doctor of Pharmacy Scope- #Exams

Phase  I   –    consisting of First and Second academic year.

 

Phase II – consisting of Internship or residency training during third year involving posting in speciality units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services, and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

 

  1. Pursue the course of study for not less than 03 academic years and is not more than 06 years.

 

  1. Students, who fail to fulfil all the academic requirements for the award of the degree within 06 academic years from the year of their admission, shall forfeit their seat in Pharm D (PB) course and their admission is cancelled.

 

 

  1. Every year there shall be an examination to examine the students.

 

  1. Each examination may be held twice every year. The first examination in a year shall be the annual examination and the second examination shall be supplementary examination.

 

  1. The examinations shall be of written and practical (including oral nature) carrying maximum marks for each part of a subject as indicated in Tables below :

TABLES

First Year examination :

 

S.No. Name of Subject Maximum marks for Theory Maximum marks for Practicals
                 
      Examination Sessional Total Examination Sessional Total
                 
1.1 Human Anatomy 70 30 100 70 30 100
  and Physiology            
1.2 Pharmaceutics 70 30 100 70 30 100
1.3 Medicinal   70 30 100 70 30 100
  Biochemistry            
1.4 Pharmaceutical 70 30 100 70 30 100
  Organic Chemistry            
1.5 Pharmaceutical 70 30 100 70 30 100
  Inorganic Chemistry            
1.6 Remedial   70 30 100 70* 30* 100*
  Mathematics/            
  Biology              
          600     600 =
                1200

 

* for Biology.

 

Second Year examination Pharm D :

 

S.No. Name of Subject Maximum marks for Theory Maximum marks for Practicals
               
    Examination Sessional Total Examination Sessional Total
               
2.1 Pathophysiology 70 30 100
2.2 Pharmaceutical 70 30 100 70 30 100
  Microbiology            
2.3 Pharmacognosy & 70 30 100 70 30 100
  Phytopharmaceuticals            
2.4 Pharmacology-I 70 30 100
2.5 Community Pharmacy 70 30 100
2.6 Pharmacotherapeutics- 70 30 100 70 30 100
  I            
        600     300 =
              900

 

 

 

Third Year examination :

 

S.No. Name of Subject Maximum marks for Theory Maximum marks for Practicals
               
    Examination Sessional Total Examination Sessional Total
               
3.1 Pharmacology-II 70 30 100 70 30 100
3.2 Pharmaceutical 70 30 100 70 30 100
  Analysis            
3.3 Pharmacotherapeutics- 70 30 100 70 30 100
  II            
3.4 Pharmaceutical 70 30 100
  Jurisprudence            
3.5 Medicinal Chemistry 70 30 100 70 30 100
3.6 Pharmaceutical 70 30 100 70 30 100
  Formulations            
        600     500 =
              1100

 

 

 

 

Fourth Year examination :

 

S.No. Name of Subject Maximum marks for Theory Maximum marks for Practicals
               
    Examination Sessional Total Examination Sessional Total
               
4.1 Pharmacotherapeutics- 70 30 100 70 30 100
  III            
4.2 Hospital Pharmacy 70 30 100 70 30 100
4.3 Clinical Pharmacy 70 30 100 70 30 100
4.4 Biostatistics & 70 30 100
  Research            
  Methodology            
4.5 Biopharmaceutics & 70 30 100 70 30 100
  Pharmacokinetics            
4.6 Clinical Toxicology 70 30 100
        600     400 =
              1000

 

Fifth Year examination :

 

S.No.   Name of Subject Maximum marks for Theory Maximum marks for Practicals
                 
    ns   Examination Sessional Total Examination Sessional Total
                 
5.1   Clinical Research 70 30 100
5.2   Pharmacoepidemiology 70 30 100
    and            
    Pharmacoeconomics            
5.3   Clinical 70 30 100
    Pharmacokinetics  &            
    Pharmacotherapeutic            
    Drug Monitoring            
5.4   Clerkship * 70 30 100
5.5   Project work (Six 100** 100
    Months)            
            300     200 =
                  500

 

  • Attending ward rounds on daily basis.
  • 30 marks – viva-voce (oral)

70 marks – Thesis work

Attendance requirements

 

Eligibility for appearing Examination.― Only such students who produce certificate from the Head of the Institution in which he or she has undergone the Pharm.D. or as the case may be, the Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) course, in proof of his or her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 80% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at examination.

 

Mode of examinations

 

  • Theory examination shall be of three hours and practical examination shall be of four hours duration.

 

  • A Student who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject shall re-appear both in theory and practical of the same subject.
  • Practical examination shall also consist of a viva –voce (Oral) examination.

 

  • Clerkship examination – Oral examination shall be conducted after the completion of clerkship of students. An external and an internal examiner will evaluate the student. Students may be asked to present the allotted medical cases followed by discussion. Students’ capabilities in delivering clinical pharmacy services, pharmaceutical care planning and knowledge of therapeutics shall be assessed.

 

Award of sessional marks and maintenance of records

 

  • A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted in an institution imparting training for Pharm.D. or as the case may be, Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) course, shall be maintained for each student in the institution and 30 marks for each theory and 30 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessional.

 

  • There shall be at least three periodic sessional examinations during each academic year and the highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.

 

  • The sessional marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following basis:-

(i)  Actual performance in the sessional examination               (20 marks);

(ii) Day to day assessment in the practical class work,

 

promptness, viva-voce record maintenance, etc.                 (10 marks).

 

Minimum marks for passing Pharm D examination.―

 

A student shall not be declared to have passed examination unless he or she secures at least 50% marks in each of the subjects separately in the theory examinations, including sessional marks and at least 50% marks in each of the practical examinations including sessional marks. The students securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at the Pharm.D. or as the case may be, Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) course examination shall be declared to have passed in first class. Students securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in the subject or those subjects provided he or she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.

Eligibility for promotion to next year.―

 

All students who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the first year annual examination are eligible for promotion to the second year and, so on. However, failure in more than two subjects shall debar him or her from promotion to the next year classes.

 

 

 

  • Internship is a phase of training wherein a student is expected to conduct actual practice of pharmacy and health care and acquires skills under the supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

 

  • Every student has to undergo one year internship as per PCI norms for Pharm D (Appendix A).

 

  1. 10. Practical training

 

As per PCI norms for Pharm D (Appendix B)

 

  1. Transitory regulations:

 

Candidates who have been detained for want of attendance or not fulfilled academic requirements or who have failed after having undergone the course in earlier regulations or have discontinued and wish to continue the course are eligible for admission into the unfinished semester from the date of commencement of class work with the same or equivalent subjects as and when subjects are offered, subject to Section 2. and continue to be in the academic regulations they were first admitted.

 

  1. With – holding of results:

 

If the candidate has not paid dues to the university or if any case of in-discipline or malpractice is pending against him, the result of the candidate shall be withheld and he will not be allowed / promoted into the next higher semester. The issue of degree is liable to be withheld in such cases.

 

General:

 

  1. The academic regulations should be read as a whole for purpose of any interpretation.

 

  1. Disciplinary action for Malpractice / improper conduct in examinations is appended

 

  • Where the words “he”, “him”, “his”, occur in the regulations, they include “she”, “her”, “hers”.

 

  1. In the case of any doubt or ambiguity in the interpretation of the above rules, the decision of the Vice-Chancellor is final.

 

  1. The University may change or amend the academic regulations or syllabi at any time and the changes or amendments shall be made applicable to all the students on roles with effect from the dates notified by the University.