M. Pharm in Pharmacy Practice

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CO5 B5528

Overview

Ramaiah University of Applied sciences commenced the Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Practice, a 2 year Post Graduate program in 2014 with an objective to deliver appropriate clinical pharmacy services and patient care by bridging the needs of both patients as well as clinicians. The post graduate students will be trained to provide clinical services such as medication therapy management, patient counselling, drug information services, medication reconciliation, pharmacovigilance and health screening through clinical teaching, community outreach programs and continuing pharmacy education programs. 

Objective

  • To enable Post graduates to identify and delineate the underlying intricacies involved in health problems, interpret associated clinical data and formulate appropriate protocols through exhaustive literature mining from authentic resources
  • To apply ethical principles in pharmacy practice profession and research 
  • To function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings to integrate knowledge of various disciplines in pharmacy
  • To communicate effectively on clinical platforms to a broad audience using written and oral means

Highlights

  • International Competitions

    Students can earn 1 – 3 credits by participating in the international competitions, or with a presentation in a conference or publication in a journal that wins awards. Students can earn additionally 1 – 3 credits through participation in international competitions through technical work. 

  • Group Project

    A group of 5 students can work on a project of an interdisciplinary nature and be constituted of members from across departments. Students are required to develop a report for assessment and demonstrate the working of the project. The IPR rights of all such work lies with the University only. 

  • Project

    Students can opt for an internship in industry, business or research organisation. Alternatively, students can undertake a mini-project in the hospital or community requiring self-directed study that can be perused within the affiliated faculty. It is also necessary for the student to submit a report and make a presentation to the members of the panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

  • Dissertation and Publication

    There are two parts to this course, a dissertation and publication. Each student has to choose a relevant topic and work individually to write the dissertation. The topic needs to be approved by the committee constituted by HoD. Publication is a stage wherein dissertation work of the student is converted into a technical paper to be published in reputed conferences/​journals.

  • Uses application-based learning
  • Provides research opportunities
  • Offers internship, training and placement support with various pharmacovigilance medical writing, medical coding and clinical data management companies
  • Incorporates expert guest lectures from various institutions
  • Includes workshop, group discussions and debates
  • Conducts studies in small batches to encourage in-depth learning
  • Involves a Group Projects and a Dissertation as output

  • Our emphasis on applied brilliance translates into a campus that is buzzing with activity, whether in the form of guest lectures, seminars, workshops or student-organised activities and competitions
  • With 9 Faculties from different areas of study, multidisciplinary thinking is a way of life at RUAS
  • From a host of eateries and cafes to convenience stores and coffee vending machines, our campus has been designed and developed to ensure that the needs of every student are met
  • With access to RUAS’s numerous facilities, students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular sports and cultural events
  • The University offers a range of on-campus accommodation options. Third party, off-campus hostels are also available

Structure

Study Domains

  • PSC

    Programme Specialisation Course

    • This includes an overview into all courses in pharmacy, such as Pharmacotherapeutics, Hospital & Community Pharmacy, Clinical Research, Clinical Pharmacokinetics and TDM, and Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics etc.
  • DCC

    Department Common Course

    • A deep dive into the core domain of Clinical Pharmacy Practice.
  • FCC

    Faculty Common Courses

    • Includes courses in Research Methodology and Biostatistics, and Journal Club.
  • MC

    Mandatory Courses

    Students are required to participate in national and international seminars, conferences and workshops and work on presenting and publishing research papers in reputed journals in India and abroad.

  • PD

    Programme Dissertation

    • The work for the dissertation includes an introduction to professional and personal development, language courses, and life skills. This is aimed at contributing to the development of the spirit of enquiry, fostering techniques of research, critical analysis and acquainting a student with the latest advances in medical science. It includes learning how to identify and consult available literature.
  • GP

    Group Project

    • Students can work on a common project with faculty from multiple disciplines to earn credits. This project should design, develop, and evaluate a drug moiety, dosage form, product, data, or process in an area of specialisation.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Clinical Pharmacy Practice

MPP101T Theory

4
Pharmacotherapeutics - I

MPP 102T Theory

4
Hospital & Community Pharmacy

MPP103T Theory

4
Clinical Research

MPP104T Theory

4
Pharmacy Practice Practical I

MPP105P Practicals

6
Seminar/Assignment

MPP106 Theory

4

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Principles of Quality Use of Medicines

MPP201T Theory

4
Pharmacotherapeutics - II

MPP202T Theory

4
Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

MPP203T Theory

4
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics

MPP204T Theory

4
Pharmacy Practice Practical II

MPP205P Practicals

6
Seminar/Assignment

MPP206 Theory

4

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Research Methodology and Biostatistics

MRM301T Theory

4
Journal Club

MPJ302 Theory

1
Group project

MMC301 Theory

4
Discussion/ Presentation (Proposal Presentation)

MPR301 Theory

2
Research Work

MPR302 Practicals

14

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Journal Club

MPJ402 Theory

1
Research Work

MPR403 Theory Practicals

16
Discussion/Interim - Final Presentation

MPR404 Theory Practicals

3
Participation/Presentation: National/International Seminar, Conferences, Workshops

MMC501 Theory

1
Publication: National / International Journals

MMC502 Theory

1
Academic/Research award: State/National/International Agencies

MMC503 Theory

1

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment:

During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) which includes teacher interaction, sessional examination and a Semester End Examination (SEE).

Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored. 

Key Skill Development:

  • Ability to explain the rationalisation of drug therapy and describe various adverse drug reactions
  • Ability to suggest alternative drug therapies in case of prescription errors, and to modify and resolve medication errors in the prescription
  • Ability to interpret Pharmacoeconomics in order to provide cost effective therapy
  • Ability to employ clinical interventions by suggesting suitable pharmacotherapy and dose adjustment for patients
  • Ability to conduct patient counselling and pharmacovigilance activities and perform community pharmacy services
  • Ability to do team work and work towards lifelong learning and continuous improvement

Careers

  • Researcher

  • PhD

  • 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

Indian Nationals

  • Candidates who have passed B.Pharm degree examinations of an Indian University and from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India
  • Candidates should have secured not less than 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA of 4 years of B.Pharm for General Category
  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes should have passed with 50% (as per PCI Gazette Notification dated 10.12.2014)

It is mandatory to submit a migration certificate obtained from the University where the candidate had passed their qualifying B.Pharm degree.

Application Process

Via University Quota

Students seeking admission are required to appear for the entrance examination conducted by the University, including international students. This will be a Post Graduate Entrance Test (M.Pharm)

Via Government of Karnataka Quota

Students seeking admission are required to appear and qualify for the Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) — Bangalore, Govt. of Karnataka. ( http://​kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​m​p​h​a​r​m​a​_​2​0​1​8.htm)

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per the Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 1,88,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

International Students: OCI/ NRI

  • A pass in first degree from a recognised University
  • Equivalence certificate by Association of Indian Universities
  • Proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

Via University Quota

Students seeking admission are required to appear for the entrance examination conducted by the University, including international students. This will be a Post Graduate Entrance Test (M.Pharm)

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 5000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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