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Diploma in Pharmacy [D.Pharma] - Syllabus




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Updated On - May 20th 2019

Diploma in Pharmacy is a diploma course that has been designed to help candidates to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other related pharmaceutical fields.

Pharmacy Council of India SyllabusD.Pharma. subject booksD.Pharma. syllabus in KarnatakaD.Pharma. Entrance Exams

It is a 2-year diploma course that enables students to gain adequate knowledge about pharmacy and related disciplines.

D.Pharma.: Course Structure

Diploma in Pharmacy course is designed for students with the necessary skills and grasping academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies. D.Pharma. course essentially provides an overview of the theory and various principles and practices involved in the science of pharmacy.

Subjects of Study in this course include Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Human Anatomy, Clinical Pharmacy, and Drug Store Business Management amongst many others.

D.Pharma.: Syllabus Description

Subjects of study along with a description for Year I is given below

Year I
Pharmaceutics I
  • Introduction to different dosage forms
  • Metrology
  • Packaging of pharmaceuticals
  • Size separation by sifting
  • Clarification and Filtration
Pharmaceutical chemistry I
  • Acids, Bases, and Buffers
  • Antioxidants
  • Gastrointestinal agents
  • Topical Agents
  • Dental Products
  • Definition, history, and scope of Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical aids
  • Various systems of classification of drugs and natural origin
  • Adulteration and drug evaluation
Biochemistry clinical pathology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Vitamins
  • Enzymes
  • Therapeutics
Human anatomy physiology
  • Scope of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Elementary Tissues
  • Skeletal Systems
  • Cardiovascular Systems
  • Respiratory Systems
  • Muscular Systems
Health education community pharmacy
  • Concept of Health
  • Nutrition and Health
  • First aid
  • Environment and Health
  • Fundamental Principles of Microbiology
  • Communicable Diseases

Subjects of study along with a description for Year II is given below

Year II
Pharmaceutics II
  • Reading and understanding prescriptions
  • Study of various types of incompatibilities
  • Posology
  • Dispensed Medications
  • Types of Powders
  • Lipids and Dosage forms
Pharmaceutical chemistry II
  • Introduction of nomenclature of organic chemical systems
  • Antiseptics and disinfectants
  • Antileprotic Drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Hypnotics
Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Introduction to pharmacology
  • Scope of pharmacology
  • Drugs: their advantages and disadvantages
  • General mechanism of drug action
  • Drugs acting on the central nervous system
Pharmaceutical jurisprudence
  • Origin and nature of pharmaceutical legislation in India
  • Principles and significance of professional ethics
  • Pharmacy Act, 1948
  • The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
  • The Drugs and Magic Remedies Act, 1954
Drug store business management
  • Introduction
  • Drug house management
  • Sales
  • Recruitment, Training
  • Banking and Finance
  • Introduction to accounting
Hospital clinical pharmacy
  • Definition, function, and classification of Hospitals
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • The drug distribution system in the hospital
  • Manufacturing
  • Drug Information Service
  • Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy
  • Modern dispensing aspects

D.Pharma.: Subjects

Subjects of Study
Pharmaceutics IPharmaceutics II
Pharmaceutical chemistry IPharmaceutical chemistry II
PharmacognosyPharmacology toxicology
Biochemistry clinical pathologyPharmaceutical jurisprudence
Human anatomy physiologyDrug store business management
Health education community pharmacyHospital clinical pharmacy

D.Pharma.: Books

Name of the BookAuthor
Pharmacognosy IS.B. Gokhale, A.P. Purohit, Dr. C.K. Kokate
Pharmacognosy IIS.B. Gokhale, A.P. Purohit, Dr. C.K. Kokate
Pharmaceutical JurisprudenceS.Chandak
Drug DesignDr. V.M. Kulkarni, Dr. K.G. Bothara
Basic Pharmacology and PharmacotherapeuticsDr. S.K. Naik
Compilation of Selected Herbal DrugsD.G. Baheti, M.G. Kalaskar
Pharmaceutical Inorganic ChemistryDr. K.G. Bothara
Fundamentals of PharmacologyDr. K.G. Bothara, Dr. K.K. Bothara



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