Syllabus | Pharmacy Practice ( Theory) | B. Pharmacy

Course : B Pharmacy VIIth semester / 4thyear
Name of Subject: Pharmacy Practice ( Theory)
Subject Code: BP703T
Sr. No. Topics Domain Time


1. a)    Hospital and it’s organization


Definition, Classification of hospital- Primary, Secondary and Tertiary hospitals, Classification based on clinical and non- clinical basis, Organization Structure of a Hospital, and Medical staffs involved in the hospital and their functions.


Must to know


2 b)    Hospital pharmacy and its organization

Definition, functions of hospital pharmacy, Organization structure, Location, Layout and staff requirements, and Responsibilities and functions of hospital pharmacists

Desirable to know 2
3 c)   Adverse drug reaction

Classifications – Excessive pharmacological effects, secondary pharmacological effects, idiosyncrasy, allergic drug reactions, genetically determined toxicity, toxicity following sudden withdrawal of drugs, Drug interaction- beneficial interactions, adverse interactions, and pharmacokinetic drug interactions, Methods for detecting drug interactions, spontaneous case reports and record linkage studies, and Adverse drug reaction reporting and management.


Desirable to know 3
4 Community Pharmacy

Organization and structure of retail and wholesale drug store, types and design, Legal requirements for establishment and maintenance of a drug store, Dispensing of proprietary products, maintenance of records of retail and wholesale drug store

Nice to know 2
5 Drug distribution system in a hospital

Dispensing of drugs to inpatients, types of drug distribution systems, charging policy and labeling, Dispensing of drugs to ambulatory patients, and Dispensing of controlled drugs.

Must to know 2
6 Hospital formulary

Definition, contents of hospital formulary, Differentiation of hospital formulary and Drug list, preparation and revision, and addition and deletion of drug from hospital formulary

Must to know 2
7 Therapeutic drug monitoring

Need for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Factors to be considered during the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and Indian scenario for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Desirable to know 2
8 Medication adherence

Causes of medication non-adherence, pharmacist role in the medication adherence, and monitoring of patient medication adherence.

Must to know 2
9 Patient medication history interview

Need for the patient medication history interview, medication interview forms.

Nice to know 1
10 Community pharmacy management

Financial, materials, staff, and infrastructure requirements.


Desirable to know 1
11 Pharmacy and therapeutic committee

Organization, functions, Policies of the pharmacy and therapeutic committee in including drugs into formulary, inpatient and outpatient prescription, automatic stop order, and emergency drug list preparation.

Must  know 2
12 Patient counseling

Definition of patient counseling; steps involved in patient counseling, and Special cases that require the pharmacist

Must  know 2
13 Education and training program in the hospital

Role of pharmacist in the education and training program, Internal and external training program, Services to the nursing homes/clinics, Code of ethics for community pharmacy, and Role of pharmacist in the interdepartmental communication and community health education.

Nice to know 2
14 Prescribed medication order and communication skills :-Prescribed medication order- interpretation and legal requirements, and Communication skills- communication with prescribers and patients Desirable to know 2
15 Drug information services

Drug and Poison information centre, Sources of drug information, Computerized services, and storage and retrieval of information

Must  know 2
16 Budget preparation and implementation Must  know 2
17 Clinical Pharmacy

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy, Concept of clinical pharmacy, functions and responsibilities of clinical pharmacist, Drug therapy monitoring – medication chart review, clinical review, pharmacist intervention, Ward round participation, Medication history and Pharmaceutical care.

Desirable to know 3
18 Over the counter (OTC) sales

Introduction and sale of over the counter, and Rational use of common over the counter medications

Must  know 3
19 Drug store management and inventory control

Organization of drug store, types of materials stocked and storage conditions, Purchase and inventory control: principles, purchase procedure, purchase order, procurement and stocking, Economic order quantity, Reorder quantity level, and Methods used for the analysis of the drug expenditure

Must  know 3
20 Investigational use of drugs: – Description, principles involved classification, control, identification, role of hospital pharmacist, advisory committee. Nice to know 2
21 Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Tests

Blood chemistry, hematology, and urinalysis


Nice to know 2