BRINGING YOU INFORMATION.  PROVIDING YOU A PLATFORM.

 

 
THE PHARMA REVIEW (JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2011)

Pharmacy Curriculum for Practice in India: Needs and Gaps

Subal C Basak, D Sathyanarayana

Abstract: In the developed world, pharmacy has been established as a profession that focuses on the management and control of medicine usage through proper pharmaceutical care and health promotion. The pharmacy curriculum is designed to familiarize pharmacists with the abilities and skills required for their main role of pharmaceutical care. Along with this, there is legislation, protocol, service contract and association support to achieve targeted outcomes of the curriculum. This is contrary to India, where professional pharmacy curriculum approved in 1991 (Education Regulations 1991), has been in force for about two decades and additional influencing factors such as regulatory, cultural and professional pharmacy support parameters are not given enough attention. For India, the challenge lies with pharmacy curriculum revaluation and revision; and the rest are related to the way the curriculum is implemented.
Pharmacists are the third largest healthcare professional group in the world and their role is steadily expanding with the development many new medicines, with a definite change in disease patterns and with the change in socioeconomic scenario. Around the world, the responsibilities for ensuring the safe, effective and rational use of medicines lies with practisin\g pharmacists. Various reports and news items in grey literatures suggest that very little of this is happening in India. In India, diploma (D. Pharm.) holders are practising pharmacists in the global sense as they engage in community or institution pharmacy practice. They are the mainstay of pharmacy practice.1 The healthcare services and other related health promotion activities offered by these diploma trained pharmacists is currently insignificant in India.

 

 

Go to Content Index Page

PHARMA REVIEW - ARTICLES ARCHIVE ( COMPLETE LIST)

 

The above content is an abstract only. For the full Article please contact:
KONGPOSH Publications Pvt. Ltd.
ICS House, C-19, Commercial Complex, SDA, Opp. IIT Gate, New Delhi, India -110016
Tel.: 26855839, 9811195411
Email: kongposhpub@gmail.com, Website: http://www.kppub.com

 
 
 
 

Copyright KONGPOSH PUBLICATIONS Pvt. Ltd.