Diploma in Pharmacy (abbreviated D.Pharm) is a Diploma level course in the field of pharmacy. The course duration of D.Pharm is two academic years. The regulatory body for the program is Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), which is responsible for laying down all norms and regulations for the D. Pharm course.The curriculum and syllabus for the course are prescribed by Board of Technical Education (BTE), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
The core pharmacy subjects are Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology.
Pharmaceutics – Pharmaceutics is one of the core pharmacy subjects which gives knowledge to the students about the different dosage forms, their manufacturing methods, active ingredients, additives, stability, their storage conditions, rules and regulations to be maintained in handling drugs, GMP, GAP, quality control, in-process control, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmacokinetics, posology, pharmaceutical calculations for delivering drug dosage, etc.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry – Pharmaceutical Chemistry provides a window to peep over chemical spectrum of a drug through physical, inorganic, organic chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and analytical chemistry.
Pharmacognosy- Pharmacognosy gives complete knowledge about the natural medicines which are obtained from plants, animals, marine and microbiological sources.
Pharmacology – Pharmacology gives knowledge about human anatomy and physiology, drugs used for different diseases, dosage, routes of administration, absorption, mechanism of action, drug interaction, adverse reaction, side effects, drug excretion, alternative drugs, etc.
Ishan Institute of Pharmacy provides a stimulating and productive environment for Pharmaceutical education and research oriented. Ishan Institute of Pharmacy provides a healthy academic atmosphere for the students in which their performance and growth in the field of Pharmacy.
Diploma in 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, and various 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.