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Clinical Pharmacy: Course Outline (711-VIA)

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.

Course Outline

1.Rational use of drugs

  • Rational prescribing rational dispensing
  • Problems of irrational drug use
  • Learning about drug use problem
  • Sampling to study drug use
  • Indicators of drug use

2. Introduction to essential drugs

  • Criteria for selection usage and advantages development of EDL

3. Disease management

1 Unit V

  • Central nervous system unit
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychosis

2 Unit VI

  • Infectiuos diseases
  • Meningitis
  • Tuberclosis
  • Dermatological infections
  • Rabies
  • Urinary track infection
  • Malaria fever
  • Typhoid fever
  • Fungal infections of skin
  • Dengue fever
  • Common cold
  • Pharyngitis & tonsillitis
  • Conjunctivitis)

3 Unit VII

  • Endocrinlology unit
  • Diabeties mellitus
  • Hyper/hypo thyroidism
  • Pitutary gland non-malingnant disorders

4..Drug utilzation evaluation & drug utilization review (due/dur)

  • Development of protocol of use of few very low therapeutic index drug groups like Steroids
  • Vancomycin and cimetidine

5.Clinical pharmacokinetics

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring of digoxin
  • Theophyline
  • Gentamycin
  • Lithium
  • Phenytoin
  •  Cabamazepine
  • Phenobarbitone
  • Valproic Acid
  • Cyclosporins
  • Vancomycin 

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