Diploma in Pharmacy (D Pharma)
Diploma in Pharmacy – Overview
D.Pharmacy Course is a career-oriented program in the medical field of Pharmacy, designed to familiarize candidates with the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science. The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies. The course essentially provides an overview of the theory, principles and practices involved in the science of pharmacy. Components of study within D. Pharmacy Syllabus include pharmacy software practice, accurate and safe processing of prescriptions, compounding techniques, third party billing, inventory control, adherence to relevant legislation, accurate and confidential record-keeping, and effectively verbal and written communication.
Such candidates are prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team. They are taught industry ethics including those involving patient-provider relationships, clinical research, and end-of- life care. This course examines other ethical topics such as distribution of scarce resources, use of stem cells, the role of genetic testing, and issues of human cloning. Students are taught to reviews drug approval processes, drug discovery, pharmaceutical applications. They learn about the vast regulatory requirements involved in testing, screening, pre-clinical, and clinical trials of drugs.
“D. Pharma Is The Art And Mechanism Of Directing The Power In Nature For Use And Convenience Of Man. It Is An Art To Create The Developed World Around Us.”
Admission can be taken directly on merit/marks basis.
Fee Structure For Diploma in Pharmacy Session 2021-22
The tuition fee for Diploma in Pharmacy is INR 22,500/- per Sem.
Preparing medication for dispensing and compounding pharmaceuticals, Preparing aseptic products, performing inventory control, purchasing, merchandising, and record-keeping as required under such acts as the Food and Drug Act. D.Pharma Syllabus is designed in such a way that it includes both practical and theory subjects. the course prepares students to assist in narcotics control, third-party billing, drug distribution, pre-packing pharmaceuticals, computer processing, and clerical and other duties as necessary.
Certificate Holders of D. Pharmacy may start practicing as pharmacists in India. They may also work at drug stores in government hospitals, clinics, private hospitals, community health centres, or private drug stores. Across various kinds of work setups, they usually check prescriptions (made by the doctor), provide patients advice and directions, dispense drugs patients, keep stock of drugs in storage, maintain accounts and inventory.
Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, such professionals may even start their own private drug stores, with access to decent financial resources and entrepreneurship skills. In pharmaceutical companies, they work at divisions like process control, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing. While in the marketing sector, they may work for firms involved in pharmaceutical products marketing. They may also work as:
- Medical representatives, medical transcriptionists, technical supervisors.
- Chemists, pharmacists, quality analysts, medical representatives.
- Production executives, scientific officers in private firms.