Clinical Pharmacy: Course Outline (611-VA)
Clinical pharmacy is the branch of Pharmacy where pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes the use of medication and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention.
General introduction to clinical pharmacy
- Introduction to clinical pharmacy and related terms, definition, basic components, comparison with other clinical fields, scope of services.
- General guidelines for clinical pharmacy practice.
- Patient counseling compliance
- Laboratory data interpretation
- Electrolytes management
- Clinical literature evaluation
- Drug interactions
- Medication errors
Patient profile & patient counseling
- Patient disease profile
- Taking case history
- Drug profile of atleast 25 important medications e.g.
- Anti TB drugs
Clinical trials of drug substances
- Designing of clinical trials
- Types of trials
- Choice of patients
- Exclusion of patients and monitoring a clinical trial
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) cold blue
- Physiological factors affecting interaction
- Types and level of drug interactions
- Role of pharmacist in evaluating drug interaction & its management
- Scope definition and aims of pharmacovigilance
- Adverse drug reactions and side effects
- Excessive pharmacological response
- Secondary pharmacological effects
- Allergic drug reactions
- Management of ADR
Reporting of ADR in light of international health monitoring system