Pharmaceutics I (Fundamentals of Pharmacy) – Syllabus | B.Pharm (PU) First SEM

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Fundamentals of PharmacyPokhara University (PU) | Syllabus
Pharmaceutics I (Fundamentals of Pharmacy)
B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
For: First Year | First Semester
PHT 101 | Credit Hours: 3

Course Objectives:
The students will become familiar with the commonly used terminology in pharmacy practice, which shall provide a broad view of pharmacy education.

Course Contents:

  1. Drugs : 10 hours
    Drug definition, Doses, Ways of application, Side effects, Bioavilability, Regulation
  2. History of Pharmacy : 3 hours
    History, Traditional pharmacy, Western pharmacy, Oriental pharmacy
  3. Modern Pharmacy : 5 hours
    Computer in pharmacy, Patient follow-up, Regulation, Prescription drugs, Over-The-Counter (OTC) drugs, Patient and Society education
  4. Drug Discovery and Development : 8 hours
    Search for new drugs, New substances versus new method of application, Novel drug delivery system, Patent regulation, Marketing, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Traditional medicine
  5. Production of Drug: 6 hours
    Pharmacy-Galenic drugs, Industry, Good manufacturing practices (GMP) and Good laboratory practices (GLP), Regulation, Quality control, Packaging, Advertisement
  6. Role of Pharmacists : 6 hours
    Retail pharmacy in society, Clinical pharmacy, Industrial pharmacy, Drug regulation, Environment protection, Role in Nepalese society
  7. Pharmacopoeia : 4 hours
    Pharmacopoeia, Indian Pharmacopoeia, British Pharmacopoeia, United States Pharmacopoeia, European Pharmacopoeia, Japanese Pharmacopoeia, Martindale Pharmacopoeia, Nepalese Formulary, Essential Drug List of Nepal, Essential Drug List of WHO, Merck Index
  8. Research and Literature in Pharmacy : 3 hours
    Research in pharmacy, Original research articles, Review, Books, Journals, Role of seminar and conference, Roleof literature on research

Reference Books:

  1. A. J. Winfield and R. M. E. Richards: Pharmaceutical Practice (2nd Ed.) 1999, Chruchill Livingstone, New
    Delhi.
  2. Howard C. Ancel, Nicholas G. Popovich and Loyd V. Allen: Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug
    Delivery System (6th Ed.) 1995, B. I. Waterly Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi.
  3. Michael E. Aulton (Ed.): Pharmaceutics, The Science of Dosage Form Design, 1999, Churchill Livingstone,
    Edinburgh.
  4. E. A. Rowlins (Ed.): Bentley’s The Textbook of Pharmaceutics (8th Ed.) 2001, Bailliere Tindall, London.

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