Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

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Overview

Objective

This program aims to produce clinical pharmacists who can liaison with physicians, healthcare professionals while taking into consideration ethical, socioeconomic and legal issues and their impact on therapeutic outcomes.

Highlights

  • Proctoral System

    Under the Proctoral System, every student is assigned a faculty member as a Proctor or a mentor. 

    These mentors offer guidance, support and encouragement to students, helping them as they progress along their academic journey. From the choice of electives to their academic performance, from attendance to meeting their credit requirements, students can approach these mentors with any and every query. 

    Proctors also interact with parents/​guardians and keep them updated on the progress of students.

    To ensure that they reap the benefits of the Proctoral System, students are advised to be in regular contact with their Proctors. 

  • Innovation Centre

    At the Innovation Centre, students team up with faculty members to bring their innovative ideas to life. 

    Ideas are assessed based on their relevance to — and impact on — society. These are then translated into working projects that are entered in national and international competitions, and for registration as patents. 

  • Hospital Visit

    Visit hospitals to gain exposure to the various departments.

  • Partner Facilities

    The Ramaiah Group was established in 1962 and the teaching hospital for medical students founded in 1985. This hospital caters to various income levels with a wide range of casualties. Students from FPH get exposure to live cases which helps train them for the future.

Our is a 28-year-old premier institution in pharmaceutical sciences in the private sector that — 

  • Uses application-based learning 
  • Trains students rigorously in clinical practice, medical writing, pharmacovigilance and entrepreneurial skills 
  • Offers internship, training, and placement support with various worldwide universities
  • Offers expert guest lectures from various institutions and industries
  • Includes laboratory work and field trips
  • Ensures a combination of academic, research and clinical activities

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level

Structure

Study Domains

  • PS

    Pharmaceutical Sciences

    • Includes an overview into all courses within the pharmaceutical sciences such as pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and so on.
  • BSC

    Basic Science Core

    • A deep dive into the core domains of biology, mathematics, and chemistry.
  • CI

    Clerkship and Internship

    Students are involved in hospital ward rounds wherein they work in collaboration with the physicians and other health care professionals.

  • PW

    Project Work

    • Students can choose from subjects offered within the pharmaceutical sciences to develop a sharper skill with any electives.
  • PCC

    Professional Core Courses

    • Doing these courses can help students develop a deeper understanding in these areas.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Human Anatomy and Physiology

PDA101 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmaceutics

PDA102 Theory Tutorials Practicals

8
Medicinal Biochemistry

PDA103 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

PDA104 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

PDA105 Theory Tutorials Practicals

8
Remedial Mathematics / Biology

PDA106 Theory Tutorials Practicals

Remedial Mathematics — 6 Credits

Remedial Biology — 9 Credits

9

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Pathophysiology

PDA201 Theory Tutorials

6
Pharmaceutical Microbiology

PDA202 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals

PDA203 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmacology - I

PDA204 Theory Tutorials

6
Community Pharmacy

PDA205 Theory Tutorials

5
Pharmacotherapeutics - I

PDA206 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Pharmacology - II

PDA301 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmaceutical Analysis

PDA302 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmacotherapeutics -II

PDA303 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

PDA304 Theory Tutorials

4
Medicinal Chemistry

PDA305 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Pharmaceutical Formulations

PDA306 Theory Tutorials Practicals

8

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Pharmacotherapeutics - III

PDA401 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Hospital Pharmacy

PDA402 Theory Tutorials Practicals

8
Clinical Pharmacy

PDA403 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Biostatistics and Research Methodology

PDA404 Theory Tutorials

5
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

PDA405 Theory Tutorials Practicals

9
Clinical Toxicology

PDA406 Theory Tutorials

5

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Clinical Research

PDA501 Theory Tutorials

6
Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics

PDA502 Theory Tutorials

6
Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring

PDA503 Theory Tutorials

5
Clerkship

PDA504 Practicals

25
Project Work

PDA505 Practicals

1

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Internship or Residency training including postings in specialty units

PDA601 Practicals

Medicine[compulsory], and any three specializations of the following:

  1. Surgery
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Gynaecology and obstetrics
  4. Psychiatry
  5. Skin and VD 
  6. Orthopaedics
80

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment:

  • During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) and a Semester End Examination (SEE). CE has 30% weightage and YEE carry 70% weightage
  • Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored

Key Skill Development:

  • Ability to use knowledge of basic science and pharmaceutical science fundamentals in solving complex problems in pharmacy
  • Ability to analyse health problems, interpret data and arrive at meaningful conclusions involving scientific inferences
  • Ability to design drugs and drug delivery systems taking into consideration public health and safety, sociocultural and environmental considerations
  • Ability to understand and solve complex problems in pharmacy by conducting experimental investigations
  • Ability to apply appropriate tools and techniques and understand the utilisation of resources appropriately in complex activities in pharmacy
  • Ability to understand the effect of pharmaceutical solutions on society, culture, the law and public health and safety
  • Ability to develop sustainable solutions and understand their effect on society and the environment
  • Ability to apply ethical principles to pharmacy practices and professional responsibilities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, to plan and to integrate knowledge of various disciplines in pharmacy and to lead teams in multidisciplinary settings
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations and communicate technical ideas to a broad audience using written and oral means
  • Ability to use pharmaceutical science and management principles to lead and manage multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to adapt to changes and advancements in technology and engage in independent and lifelong learning

Careers

  • Drug Inspector

  • Food and Drug Inspector

  • Hospital Drug Coordinator

  • Drug Therapist

  • Medical Sales Representative

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Clinical Pharmacist

  • Pharmacoeconomist

  • District Epidemiologist

  • Drug Safety Analyst

  • Manager in Medical Writing

  • Clinical Trial Co-ordinator

  • Medical Liaison Officer

  • Regulatory Affairs Manager

  • Drug Inspector

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidates for admission to the program have to meet eligibility criteria prescribed by appropriate statutory bodies like AICTE and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

Indian Nationals

  • Government quota

Candidates who have passed examinations of the Karnataka PUC board or an equivalent examination of any other approved board or University with not less than 45% marks in any combination comprising PCM, PCB, PCMB*, PC and computer science, and PC and Electronics. 

*Note: With respect to candidates who have taken the PCMB combination, the aggregate of PCM or PCB or whichever is higher shall be considered. 

  • University quota

Candidates who have passed two years of examination in the Karnataka PUC board or an equivalent examination of any other approved board or university in any combination comprising PCM, PCB, PCMB, PC and computer science, and PC and Electronics. 

Application Process

Via RUAS-AT

  1. Take the RUAS-AT Entrance Test
  2. Admission counselling for selection
  3. Once selected, students need to fill in the admission form
  4. Pay the tuition fee
  5. Submit documents to the University
    1. Consult documents for Indian nationals
    2. Consult documents for NRI/OCI

Via CET Test/​SAT

  1. CET/SAT Test, Counselling and Selection 
    1. CET Code B030
    2. SAT Code 7646
  2. Download the admission form 
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission office.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per the Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 3,38,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

Foreign students – OCI/NRI

  • Must have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board in any stream
  • Any international qualification approved by an Association of Indian Universities that is equivalent to 10+2 examinations
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

Via RUAS-AT

  1. Take the RUAS-AT Entrance Test
  2. Admission counselling for selection
  3. Once selected, students need to fill in the admission form
  4. Pay the tuition fee
  5. Submit documents to the University
    1. Consult documents for Indian nationals
    2. Consult documents for NRI/OCI

Via CET Test/​SAT

  1. CET/SAT Test, Counselling and Selection
    1. CET Code B030
    2. SAT Code 7646
  2. Download the admission form
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission office.

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 6000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

Start your journey with RUAS

Contact
Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
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