February 23, 2024

4.3 Clinical Pharmacy Pharm D Syllabus, Notes, PDF, Books, MCQ, Downloads

4.3 Clinical Pharmacy Pharm D Syllabus, Notes, PDF, Books, MCQ, Downloads

1. Definitions, development, and scope of clinical pharmacy

2. Introduction to daily activities of a clinical pharmacist

a. Drug therapy monitoring (medication chart review, clinical review, pharmacist interventions)
b. Ward round participation
c. Adverse drug reaction management
d. Drug information and poison information
e. Medication history
f. Patient counseling
g. Drug utilization evaluation (DUE) and review (DUR)
h. Quality assurance of clinical pharmacy services

3. Patient data analysis

The patient’s case history, its structure, and use in the evaluation of drug therapy & Understanding of common medical abbreviations and terminologies used in clinical practices.

4. Clinical laboratory tests used in the evaluation of disease states, and interpretation of test results

a. Haematological, Liver function, Renal function, thyroid function tests
b. Tests associated with cardiac disorders
c. Fluid and electrolyte balance
d. Microbiological culture sensitivity tests
e. Pulmonary Function Tests

5. Drug & Poison information

a. Introduction to drug information resources available
b. A systematic approach in answering DI queries
c. Critical evaluation of drug information and literature
d. Preparation of written and verbal reports
e. Establishing a Drug Information Centre
f. Poisons information- organization & information resources

6. Pharmacovigilance
a. Scope, definition, and aims of pharmacovigilance
b. Adverse drug reactions – Classification, mechanism, predisposing factors, causality assessment [different scales used]
c. Reporting, evaluation, monitoring, preventing & management of ADRs
d. Role of pharmacist in the management of ADR.

7. Communication skills, including patient counselling techniques, medication history interview, and presentation of cases.

8. Pharmaceutical care concepts

9. Critical evaluation of biomedical literature

10. Medication errors

Clinical Pharmacy Practicals

Students are expected to perform 15 practicals in the following areas covering the topics dealt in theory class.

a. Answering drug information questions (4 Nos)
b. Patient medication counselling (4 Nos)
c. Case studies related to laboratory investigations (4 Nos)
d. Patient medication history interview (3 Nos)

Students are expected to submit THREE written assignments (1500 – 2000 words) on the topics given to them covering the following areas dealt with in theory class.
Drug information, Patient medication history interview, Patient medication counselling, and Critical appraisal of recently published articles in the biomedical literature that deals with a drug or therapeutic issue.

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