Why D.Pharm

Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences, and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of medication. D.Pharmacy is a 2 year course opted after +2 (Sciences) mostly with an intention to become a pharmacist and the mission of all pharmacists is to help people and the society, make the best use of their medicines.

After the completion of the program, candidates can register with the State Pharmacy Council. This will qualify them for starting a Pharmacy or Chemist store of their own. Therefore, they can stock and sell the medicines.

Recently, Economic recession is not affected to any pharmaceutical industry. This is because demand of drugs will not suppress ever. Lot of new problems regarding health and sanitation are arising day by day. Lot of work is there for pharmacist to take care of public sector.

  • B.Pharm graduates can study a Post graduation in Pharmacy that is offered in various specializations. Some of them are Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmachemistry, Pharmacognosy etc.
  • After the completion of the program, candidates can register with the State Pharmacy Council. This will qualify them for starting a Pharmacy or Chemist store of their own. Therefore, they can stock and sell the medicines.
  • While pharmacists often work in community and hospital pharmacies, they can also work in areas such as research and development, participating in activities ranging from drug discovery and formulation, to assessing the therapeutic benefits of different drugs.
  • They can work in
    • Pharmaceutical industry in Production, QA,QC, Marketing departments work in areas such as marketing, sales, or research and development. They may design or conduct clinical drug trials and help to develop new drugs. They may also help to establish safety regulations and ensure quality control for drugs.
    •  Consultant pharmacists advise healthcare facilities or insurance providers on patient medication use or improving pharmacy services. They also may give advice directly to patients, such as helping seniors manage their prescriptions
    •  Regulatory as Analyst, Drugs Inspector, Drugs controller
    • Hospital as Hospital Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacist and Community Pharmacist
    • Community pharmacists work in retail stores such as chain drug stores or independently owned pharmacies. They dispense medications to patients and answer any questions that patients may have about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or any health concerns that the patient may have. They also may provide some primary care services such as giving flu shots.
    •  Clinical pharmacists work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. They spend little time dispensing prescriptions. Instead, they are involved in direct patient care. Clinical pharmacists may go on rounds in a hospital with a physician or healthcare team. They recommend medications to give to patients and oversee the dosage and timing of the delivery of those medications. They also may conduct some medical tests and offer advice to patients. For example, pharmacists working in a diabetes clinic may counsel patients on how and when to take medications, suggest healthy food choices, and monitor patients’ blood sugar.
    • Journals as Medical writer, Sources of drugs etc.,
    • Entrepreneur can start Pharma Industry, Chemist shop, Bulk drugs industry, Repacking unit and Loan licence.
    • Research as Research Scientist, Novel drug delivery, Drug discovery etc
    • Academics as Lecturer, Asst Professor, Professor and Principal

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.

  • Fill prescriptions, verifying instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to give to patients
  • Check whether prescriptions will interact negatively with other drugs that a patient is taking or any medical conditions the patient has
  • Instruct patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine and inform them about potential side effects they may experience from taking the medicine
  • Give flu shots and, in most states, other vaccinations
  • Advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem
  • Complete insurance forms and work with insurance companies to ensure that patients get the medicines they need
  • Oversee the work of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training (interns)
  • Keep records and do other administrative tasks
  • Teach other healthcare practitioners about proper medication therapies for patients

Some pharmacists who own their pharmacy or manage a chain pharmacy spend time on business activities, such as inventory management. Pharmacists also must take continuing education courses throughout their career to keep up with the latest advances in pharmacological science.

With most drugs, pharmacists use standard dosages from pharmaceutical companies. However, some pharmacists create customized medications by mixing ingredients themselves, a process known as compounding.

  • Government Pharmacist (Government hospital, Primary health care centres, Army, Indian Air force, Railway, Navy, Space etc.)
  • Clinical & Community Pharmacist (Retail Pharmacy shop/Medical Shop).
  • Medical representatives
  • Pharmacist in chain of pharmacies (Apollo, Medplus etc).
  • Repacking units in Pharma Industry
  • Lab technician/lab assistants in Pharmacy Colleges.
  • They can pursue higher education like B.Pharmacy etc.

Course Details

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  1. A Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Sciences with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics (PCB/PCM/PCMB) and must have obtained a minimum of 40% marks taken together in PCB/PCM at the qualifying examination.
  2. Shall have completed 17 years of age at the time of Admission.
  3. In case of students belonging to SC/ST, Category l/ OBC of Karnataka the minimum requirement in percentage of marks for admission shall be 40% in combination.
  • The selection will be made as per the norms and rules laid down by the Competent Authorities.
  • Application Form
  • 12th standard equivalent marks card/pass certificate – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • 10th std marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended – Original
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, Yenepoya University
  • Migration certificate from the Board of the institution last studied (Non Karnataka students)
  • Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate
  • Photographs – passport size 05, stamp size-05

The course commences as per the date prescribed by Yenepoya University, most likely in the first week of August. The exact date will be communicated by the Institution.