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Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Courses Offered

The department offers two year M. Pharm (Pharmacy Practice) course after completion of B. Pharm and also caters the need of training and educating Pharm D students. Contribute services to hospitals to improve patient care. Students studied this program have scope on the areas like Drug utilization evaluation, Pharmacoecomomics, Medication errors, Pharmaceutical care, Drug Interactions, Patient counseling, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. They also get awareness in the functionary of hospital and community pharmacy.

Faculty Details
Professor and Head
  • Dr. Prudence A Rodrigues (Preceptor)
Associate Professors
  • Mrs. G. Andhuvan (Preceptor)
Assistant Professors
  • Mrs. P. Rama (Preceptor)
  • Miss. N.N. Sri Preethi
Clinical Pharmacists
    • Dr. Akash Kurian
    • Dr. Ashly Abraham
Infrastructure and Facilities

Department of Pharmacy Practice was started at PSG Hospital in 2003. The department is located in PSG Hospitals with adequate infrastructure as per PCI norms for the Pharm D course.

Drug information centre and Patient counseling is located near the outpatient pharmacy. Department of pharmacy practice inculcates Pharm D students in Ward round participation, Medication history interview, Treatment chart review, Prescription audit, Reporting of adverse drug reactions, Answering drug information queries, Bedside counseling and outpatient counseling for improving the health care of patients.

Library

A separate library with good collection of books and journals related to Pharmacy Practice are available. More books and journals are being continuously added in the central library. Proquest, Micromedex IOWA, MD Consult, Med click Data bases are available for retrieving the drug information.

Computer Facilities

The computer laboratory of the department is well equipped with the latest computers with network connections. It has twelve computers with CD ROM drives and inkjet printers.

Location of Drug Information Centre

It is located in the First floor of the hospital nearby to the outpatient pharmacy.

Contact: +91-422-2570170 (Extn: 5681)

E-mail: psgdpic@gmail.com

Area of Research

Drug utilization evaluation, Pharmacoecomomics, Medication errors Novel drug delivery system, Pharmaceutical care, Drug Interactions, Patient counseling, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.

Overall Achievements at a Glance

S. No

Activities

Up to 2011

2011-2014

Publications:

1

Paper published in journals

04

29

2

Paper published in conferences

13

Projects:

1

M. Pharm projects

0

20

2

Pharm D projects

3

21

3

TNPSWT sponsored projects

03

Travel grants:

1

International travel grant received

01

01

2

In house travel grant received

01

01

Academia-Industry Interface:

1

Guest Lectures delivered by faculty

06

16

2

Invited speakers from Industry/Academics

0

04

Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshop

1

National seminar/workshop Organized

01

07

Ongoing Projects
      • A Study on Drug utilization pattern of fast moving drugs in multispeciality hospital
      • Clinical Pharmacist Intervention In Patient’s Drug Therapy In A Multi-Specialty Hospitals
      • Pharmacoeconomical assessment of lipid lowering agents utilized in a multispecialty hospital- A cost effectiveness analysis.
Completed Projects
      • Drug utilization study of antibiotics in lower respiratory tract infections in Pulmonology Ward
      • Anti platelets & Hyperlipidemic Drug Utilization Study in Cardiology Department
      • Effectiveness of intravenous iron versus oral iron on erythropoiesis stimulating agents – comparative study
Total Number of Publications
    • National: 20
    • International: 16