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Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy

 

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY

Chitwan Medical College (CMC), School of Pharmacy offers the four-yearBachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program, with a mission to cater and supply a steady stream of highly competent pharmacy graduates required for the country and to contribute knowledge in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. The program has been inspired by the values that pharmacists should be the vital members of the health care team and on graduation they will hold job either in government or private sector in important areas such as community pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, regulatory control and drug management, pharmaceutical industry, quality assurance, academic activities, training activities and research

 

GOALS OF THE BPHARM PROGRAM:

The goal of the BPharm program is to produce competent and qualified pharmaceutical workforce who could provide pharmaceutical services in the capacity of community and hospital pharmacists; specialists in technology and advanced research; managers of pharmaceutical services and specialists in various scientific aspects of pharmacy and those who could ensure better pharmacy practice in the hospital and pharmaceutical industries.

 

 

COMPETENCIES TO BE ACHIEVED BY B PHARM GRADUATES:

 

  1. Demonstrate broad understanding of the scientific basis of the specialty of pharmacy;
  1. Evaluate drug-interaction and avoid drug incompatibility;
  2. Provide drug and poison information to the doctors, health personals and users;
  3. Manage the hospital pharmacy;
  4. Provide over-the-counter (OTC) drugs rationally to the community and generate awareness;
  5. Monitor the implementation of National Drug Policy and drug regulations;
  6. Plan, manage and evaluate retail and wholesale pharmacies and drug industries;
  7. Carry on further studies & research work on different pharmaceutical fields;
  8. Work as a teacher in educational institutions;
  9. Carry out drug quality assessment using different methods;
  10. Monitor and evaluate quality assurance system serving as GMP superintendent in drug industry;
  11. Inspect the drug manufacturing plant, storage conditions, drug handling, drug distribution, use and record keeping;
  12. Work in an industry as a production manager, marketing manager or quality control manager;
  13. Work on the capacity of Good Manufacturing Practitioner and as advocator of WHO/GMP;
  14. Play role in the promotion of 'Certificate of Pharmaceutical Products' moving in the international commerce;
  15. Competently handle dispensing, patient counseling, procurement, drug storage, formulation and small/large scale production;
  16. Work as a team member of health workers in clinical setting;
  17. Critically appraise national legislation on drug and related fields, National Health Policy and National Drug Policy and other regulations related to pharmacy in the context of total health care system of Nepal;
  18. Function effectively as team member of the collaborative research projects;
  19. Demonstrate professional competence to work as member of the multiprofessional health care team;
  20. Integrate and apply the skill and knowledge in practice creatively as per requirement in the areas identified above;
  21. Recognize and promote alternative perspectives in the effective utilization of natural resources available within the country;
  22. Demonstrate competence in searching, handling and integrating information and applying knowledge, skills and attitudes in professional problem-solving.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE BPHARM COURSE:

 

  1. Candidate should have completed 10+2 or intermediate of science or equivalent course with English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry as major subjects securing at least 50 per cent mark in aggregate from a recognized college.
  2. Candidate (both Nepalese and foreign nationals) must have passed the entrance exam set by Institute of Medicine (IoM) of the same year candidate is seeking admission in. Candidate should not go through any other entrance examination set by CMC itself.

Procedure for Candidate Selection

Eligible candidates should appear for the entrance exam conducted by IOM, Exam section and the merit list will be published based on the marks secured in the entrance examination. The candidate selection and admission will then be done following the guidelines set by IOM. [Please check notices on website of IOM (www.iom.edu.np) for regular updates]

 

 

DURATION OF THE B PHARM PROGRAMME:

The BPharm course is of four academic years affiliated to Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University (TU), concentrating mainly on professional pharmacy courses and the supplementary subjects which are essential for the professional pharmacy courses.

 

BPHARM COURSE DETAILS:

 

SUBJECTS

CLINICAL/PRACTICUM POSTING

TEACHING/LEARNING METHODS

EXAMINATION

1ST YEAR

 

 

Human anatomy, physiology and pathology (Theory)

 

Biochemistry

(Theory & Practicum)

 

Chemistry I (Theory & Practicum)

 

Chemistry II (Theory& Practicum)

 

Pharmacognosy I (Theory & Practicum)

 

Social pharmacy (Theory & Practicum)

 

Maths, Stat and Research methodology

 

 

 

 

1 week field trip in commercial/community   herbal garden

 

1 Week field visit in community pharmacy setup

Field trip for community pharmacy and pharmacognosy [for pharmacognosy  (Daman/Gorkha)

 

[for community pharmacy (Bharatpur)

 

Expected time of the year: May /June

Three Internal Assessments for individual subjects

 

University Exams:

 

Board Exams for all  subjects which includes Theory, Practicum & Viva Voce as per TU/IOM Rules

2ND YEAR

 

 

Pharmaceutical microbiology (Theory & Practicum)

 

Pharmaceutics I (Theory & Practicum)

 

Pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics I (Theory & Practicum)

 

Biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (Theory & Practicum)

 

Pharmacognosy II (Theory & Practicum)

 

Medicinal Chemistry I (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

3 days field trip to herbal medicine industrial setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Internal Assessments for individual subjects

 

University Exams:

 

Board Exams for all subjects which includes Theory, Practicum & Viva Voce as per TU/IOM Rules

3RD YEAR

 

 

Pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics II (Theory & Practicum)

 

Entrepreneurship and pharmacoeconomics (Theory)

 

Pharmaceutics II (Theory & Practicum)

 

Pharmaceutics III (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance I (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

Medicinal chemistry II (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

Pharmaceutical jurisprudence (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

1 week field trip to pharmaceutical industries

 

Three Internal Assessments for individual subjects

 

University Exams:

 

Board Exams for all subjects which includes Theory, Practicum & Viva Voce as per TU/IOM Rules

4TH YEAR

 

 

Pharmaceutical engineering and drawing (Theory & Practicum)

 

Clinical and hospital pharmacy (Theory & Practicum)

 

Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance II (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

Ayurvedic pharmacy (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

Dissertation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internship

 

 

1 week field visit at Department of Drug Administration [DDA]

2 weeks of hospital posting

 

4 Weeks of Internship at Pharmaceutical Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Proposal Development and Presentation, Conduction of research, Writing and report presentation and defense

 

 

 

Placement for inplant training in pharmaceutical manufacturing units, hospitals, drug stores, regulatory bodies and research labs

 

 

Four Internal Assessments

 

University Exams:

 

Board Exams for all four subjects which includes Theory, Practicum & Viva Voce as per TU/IOM Rules

 

DRESS CODE:

Dress Code for Study Block: Sky Blue Shirt & Navy Blue Pants

Dress Code for Hospital Posting: Study block dress and White Apron