Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm) (Pokhara University)
Pokhara University offers a bachelor's degree in the field of science and medicine, which is coined as Bachelor of Pharmacy. The total duration of time required by students to complete this program is 4 years (8 semesters). This course falls under the faculty of Pharmacy.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is the compulsory prerequisite for registration as pharmacist in numerous countries. The degree covers the investigation of the synthetic, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of restorative substances and the utilization of these in the drug store.
Pharmacy involves study of therapeutic substances. Students gain in-depth knowledge about the discovery, nature and development of these substances and learn to use them as modern medicines.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a 166 credit hours course. It's curriculum mainly emphasis on Clinical Pharmacy Education and Himalayan Medical Resources.
List of colleges affiliated to Pokhara University offering Bachelor of Pharmacy:
- PU School of Health & Allied Science
- Crimson College of Technology
- Nobel College
- CIST College
Some of the objectives of studying pharmacy are:
- To provide core knowledge and skill for using therapeutic substances as pharmaceutical care.
- To learn the properties of chemicals and substances in order to use them in pharmacy.
- To provide a fundamental educational background to pursue a profession in pharmacy.
- To strengthen the research ability of the students in the field of medicines. Drug specialists are concerned with the creation of pharmaceutical items, improvement of the strategies, procedures of generation and quality control.
- To help pharmaceutical and related associations in taking care of their issues by giving consultancy administrations.
The candidate who wishes to apply for this course must have passed higher secondary examinations in Science (Biology) stream from a recognized board or institution. The student must have scored minimum of second division. Additionally, there is a written examination test conducted by the university. The students qualifying entrance examination are then called for a personal interview, after which the final selection is made. Admission in the college is totally on the merit basis.
Course of Study
- Pharmaceutics I (Fundamentals of Pharmacy)
- Phrmaceutical Chemistry I (General Chemistry)
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (Stereo Chemistry and Reaction Mechanism)
- Computer Science (Introductory)
- Mathematics (Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculas)
- Communication Skill (Technical English)
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 1
- Pharmaceutics II (Physical Pharmacy)
- Biochemistry I
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry III (General Chemistry)
- Pharmacognosy I (Medical Botany)
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 2
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 3
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 4
- Pharmaceutical Seminar 1
- Pharmaceutics III (Dosage forms and Formulation)
- Biochemistry II
- Anatomy and Physiology II
- Molecular Cell Biology (Genetic Engineering)
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV (Analytical Chemistry)
- Pharmacognosy II (Spectroscopy)
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 5
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 6
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 7
- Pharmaceutical Seminar 2
- Pharmaceutics IV (Dosage forms and Formulations)
- Pharmaceutics V (Biopharmaceutics A)
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology I (General)
- Immunology (Fundamentals of Immunology)
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry V (General Chemical Reaction)
- Pharmacognosy III (Natural Products Chemistry)
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 8
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 9
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 10
- Pharmaceutical Seminar III
- Pharmaceutics VI (Biopharmaceutics B)
- Pharmaceutics VII (Pharmaceutical Engineering and Drawing)
- Pharmacology 1 (Therapeutics)
- Anatomy and Physiology (Pathophysiology)
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI (Name Reaction)
- Pharmacognosy IV (Natural Products Chemistry)
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 11
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 12
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory
- Pharmaceutical Seminar IV
- Pharmaceutics VIII (Industrial Pharmacy)
- Pharmaceutics IX (Hospital Pharmacy)
- Pharmacology II (Therapeutics)
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry VII (Quality Assurance of Drugs)
- Medicinal Chemistry I (Natural Drug)
- Pharmacognosy V (Himalayan Crude Drugs)
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 14
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 15
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 16
- Seminar V
- Pharmaceutics IX (Cosmetology)
- Pharmaceutics XI (Clinical Pharmacy)
- Pharmacology III (Therapeutics and Toxicology)
- Medicinal Chemistry II (Synthetic Drugs)
- Pharmacognosy VI (Traditional Systems of Medicine)
- Pharmaceutical Research
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 17
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 18
- Pharmaceutical Laboratory 19
- Seminar VI
- Social Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
- Pharmacoeconomics and Management
- Pharmacy Practice
- Project Work
Scope and Career Prospects
Drugs concerning health problems as well as surgical or cosmetic problems are being purchased widely. People are in search of drugs to prevent diseases, cure illness, ease pain and reduce the effect of aging. Pharmaceutical industries have till date discovered some groundbreaking medicines and treatments providing scope and various opportunities in this field. Since the pharmaceutical industry is expanding worldwide, the demand of the Drug specialists is also growing rapidly.
The scenario in Nepal is slightly different compared to other developed countries. Pharmacist's role has not been quite recognizable in public health. The quantity of Drug specialists in Nepal has been very constrained. But, there is a consistent need of drug specialists inside Nepal as well.
Different areas for pharmacist have been discovered in Nepal. For example, pharmacists are being involved in health education, to ensure quality of the available drugs, medicine information for safety, etc. Pharmacovigilance is performed by qualified pharmacists, health and medicine researches involve pharmacists' intervention.
Still many rural areas are deprived of qualified pharmacists and tend to perform self-medication. People are unaware of health education and use of medicines. Here we see an immense scope for pharmacists and development in this field too.
A profession as a drug specialist can be flexible and exceedingly fulfilling. Pharmacy graduates can assist pharmaceutical organizations. Drug specialists supply prescriptions, give medicines, provide counseling, and oversee long haul sickness. The Bachelor of pharmacy graduates is required in clinical research, quality affirmation, and administrative undertakings and promoting. The graduates can apply professionally in the following places:
- Pharmaceutical Businesses
- Community Pharmacy
- Drug stores
- Health Research Council
- Health Food Development
- Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Service
- Medicine Resource Development
- Colleges and Universities
- Research Laboratories
- Dietary Nourishment Advancement Associations
- Common Drug Investigate Organizations