SGTCP has state of the art Pharmaceutics Laboratories well equipped with number of instruments like Dissolution apparatus, Tablet punching machine, Friability apparatus, Brookefield Viscometer, Double cone blender, Distillation assembly, Filter press, water bath, Hardness apparatus etc. Experiments on formulation of tablets, capsules, emulsion, suspension, floating beads and liquid formulation like syrup and solutions are carried out by the pharmacy students.
SGTCP has state of the art Pharmachemistry Laboratories well equipped with number of instruments like Flame photometer, Digital photo fluroimeter, Digital pH meter, potentiometer, hot air oven, Distillation assembly, water bath, digital melting point apparatus etc. Experiments of Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Analysis are carried out by the pharmacy students.
Pharmaceutical analysis is a branch of practical chemistry that involves a series of process for identification, determination, quantification and purification of a substance, separation of the components of a solution or mixture, or determination of structure of chemical compounds
This course introduces the study of the properties, effects, and therapeutic value of the primary agents in the major drug categories. Topics include nutritional products, blood modifiers, hormones, diuretics, cardiovascular agents, respiratory drugs, and gastrointestinal agents etc. Upon completion, students should be able to place major drugs into correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects, and trade and generic names.
The word “Pharmacognosy” is derived from the two Greek words, “pharmakon”or drug, and “gnosis” or knowledge. Pharmacognosy is the study of the structural, scientific and systematic studies of natural products from plant, marine and other life origins. It also deals with a variety of commercial and medicinal products such as pharmaceutical aids, allergenic extracts, herbicides and insecticides of natural origin.
Pharmacognosy occupies an important place in the pharmacy curriculum because it provides systematic and scientific validation of traditional medicines. It helps to develop lead molecules from natural source and to establish the pharmacological and biochemical roles of these molecules.The growing needs for herbal drugs standardization and analysis in the pharmaceuctical, herbal/ayurvedic, nutraceutical and cosmaceutical industries has paved the way for the requirement of well trained personnel. Our department has been continuously providing skilled hands to industry and academic demands.
Core Research areas
- Herbal drug standardization
- Development of Nano-herbal formulation
- Medicinal Plant Tissue Culture
- Evaluation of traditional herbal formulation
- Isolation and purification of phytoconstituents
Course introduces students to hospital pharmacy practice and the pharmacy technician’s role in providing pharmacy services. Topics include policies and procedures, drug distribution systems, record keeping, compounding, purchasing and receiving. The lab component of the course focuses on dispensing and compounding skills.
The focus of the Department of Pharmacy Practice is on creating through research, and disseminating in biomedical literature, new scientific knowledge about the effective, safe, and economical use of medications in society. Our contributions to research, teaching, service, and entrepreneurship, both in urban and rural settings, have earned us the reputation of being international leaders in this field.
PHARMACY PRACTICE SERVICES
1. Medication Therapy Management:
Customized educational interventions to prevent underutilization, overutilization, inappropriate use, and abuse of certain drugs.
2. Patient Counselling:
Our services go well beyond evaluating patients’ drug profiles. Motivational interviews investigate why patients take medications improperly, break communication barriers with patients and improve their health outcomes by enhancing compliance to physicians’ recommendations.
3. Drug Information Services:
Provides timely, evidence-based drug information to promote safe, rational use of medications.
4. Medication reconciliation:
Compares patient’s medication orders to medication history and helps avoid errors of omission, duplication, incorrect doses or timing and adverse drug-drug or drug-disease interactions.
5. Pharmacovigilance (Adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring and reporting):
Ensures patient safety and involves causality assessment of Adverse Events, ADR reporting and monitoring. We assist clinicians in prevention and management of ADRs
6. Hospital Pharmacy:
Pharmacists in hospitals have a tremendously expanded role within this traditional role. Pharmacist manages operations and plays a decisive role in Pharmacy administration.