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Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy: Course Outline (515-IIB)

The objective of this in Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy is to prepare students for independent, theory-based research leading to new knowledge and understanding of drug use, patient and provider communication and behaviors, health outcomes

Course Outline

1 Definitions and background

2 Public health and community pharmacy

  • Epidemiology & its control
  • Epidemiological methodology with a focus on specific disease states
  • Pharmacoepidemiology (including drug utilization review)
  • Preventive health (EPI & CDC)
  • Family planning and health Policy

3 Medical complication of drug taking

  • general and socio-economic aspects

4 Patient education and counselling  

5 Control of drug abuse and misuse

6 Role of pharmacist

  •  As public health educator in the community for drug monitoring
  • Drug information

7 Health system research

  •  Knowledge skills of research methods
  • Epidemiologic study design
  • Experimental study design
  • Pre- and post-marketing surveys
  • Application of various statistical procedures in pharmacy and medical research
  • Causality assessment as well as the sensitivity
  • Specificity tests in pharmacy practice

8 Pharmacoeconomics

  • Pharmacoeconomic modeling & interpretation

9 Alternative therapies

  • Background
  • Philosophy and use of complementary and alternative therapies including herbal medicines
  • Homoeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Bach Flower remedies
  • Aromatherapy and reflexology

10 Pharmacy layout design

  • Objectives of layout design
  • Types of community pharmacies (pharmaceutical centre prescription-oriented pharmacies
  • Traditional pharmacies and the super drug store)
  • Consumer goods and purchases
  • Classes of layout designs
  • Principles and characteristics of layout design
  • Traffic flow analysis 


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