M.Pharm. in Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy is a full time 2-year postgraduate course based on hospital and clinical pharmacy. A candidate has to be a B.Pharm graduate with at least 55% marks to be eligible to pursue this course. The admission to the course is based on candidate’s marks in the qualifying examination i.e. B.Pharm and also on the entrance tests conducted by different Universities.
As Pharmacy is a field which has always had many candidates, there are various colleges and Universities in India which offer M.Pharm in Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy and other Pharmacy courses. Some of the colleges offering this course are-
M.Pharm. in Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy course is gaining importance among the pharmacy graduates as the program introduces them to the actual hospital and clinical settings. The program makes them familiar with the actual situations in hospitals and clinics.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 50,000 and 1.5 lacs for a span of 2 years. The students pursuing M.Pharm. in Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy course can become Consultant Pharmacists, Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistant, Dispensary Manager, Clinical Pharmacist, Professor, etc. after successful completion of the course. The salary of a candidate pursuing this course ranges from INR 4 to 7 lacs per annum. However, the salaries depend on the type of jobs.
|Duration of the Course||2 year|
|Examination Type||Annual/ Semester|
|Eligibility||B.Pharm Graduate with 55% marks|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ entrance exam|
|Course Fee||INR 50,000-1.5 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4 lacs- 7 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Pharmaceutical companies like Cipla, Serum Institute of India Ltd, Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Abbott India Ltd, etc., Medical Devices Manufacturing firms, Dispensaries, Cosmetics and Perfume Companies, Consultancies, etc.|
|Job Positions||Consultant Pharmacists, Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistant, Dispensary Manager, Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Biochemist, Clinical Research Analyst, Professor, etc.|
M.Pharm. in Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy is a 2-year masters program which is designed to award students with the situations in hospitals and clinics where they have to use the pharmacy. It helps them to understand how to provide care to the patients who come for their treatment. Here, a student can learn clinical practices.
The M.Pharm. in Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy has many specializations like Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Drug Research, etc.
The course prepares the students for both Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy, where they learn to provide proper care to patients in the hospital and to provide a proper dosage of medicines and correct medicines in clinics. So, the students actually get practical training to deal with the actual situations during the course.
|K.B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (KBIPER)||Gujarat||INR 1.3 Lacs|
|Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Pharmacy and Science||Dehradun||INR 1 lac|
|Anwarul Uloom College Of Pharmacy (AUCP)||Hyderabad||INR 55,000|
|Sri Indu Institute Of Pharmacy (SIIP)||Hyderabad||INR 1.1 lacs|
|Charotar University Of Science And Technology||Gujarat||INR 1.5 lacs|
|Nirma University||Ahmedabad||INR 79,000|
|University Department Of Pharmaceutical Sciences||Odisha||INR 60,000|
|Sigma Institute of Pharmacy||Gujarat||INR 1 lac|
A candidate must be a B.Pharm graduate AICTE approved College/ Institute with minimum 55% marks in aggregate to be eligible to apply for the course. However, different Universities conduct various entrance examinations for admission in the course.
The admission process is based on the percentage marks obtained by the candidate in B.Pharm and the entrance tests conducted by Universities like GPAT. Some of the entrance exams are-
This M.Pharm course is usually divided into four semesters and the syllabus of the course is as follows.
|Semester 1 (1st Year)||Semester 2 (1st Year)||Semester 3&4 (2nd Year)|
|Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis||Bio-pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics||Seminar|
|Bio-Statistics, Intellectual Property Rights & Regulatory Affairs||Clinical Research and Development||Project work|
|Pharmaco Therapeutics -I||Pharmaco Theapeutics - II||-|
|Hospital & Community Pharmacy||Clinical Pharmacy Practice||-|
|Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis Practical||Bio-pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics practical||-|
|Hospital & Community Pharmacy Practical||Clinical Pharmacy Practice Practical||-|
|Mini Project||Mini Project - II||-|
A candidate completing this course can work in Pharmaceutical companies, Medical Devices Manufacturing firms, Dispensaries, Cosmetics and Perfume Companies, Pharmacies, Consultancies, etc. after successful completion of M.Pharm. in Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy course.
Candidates can also continue their studies by pursuing degrees like Doctor in Pharmacy.
These Hospital and clinical pharmacists can have various job roles like Consultant Pharmacists, Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistant, Dispensary Manager, Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Biochemist, Clinical Research Analyst, Clinical Recruiter, Pharmacy Executive, Professor, etc. As a Professor, they can impart their knowledge to students and earn a good salary.
Some of the job roles are as follows-
|Job Role||Job Responsibilities||Average Salary (Annual)|
|Consultant Pharmacist||To provide consultation to medical institutions about the use of medications.||INR 1.5 Lacs- 2 lacs|
|Dispensary Manager||To manage all the operations of a Dispensary.||INR 3.5 Lacs- 4 lacs|
|Clinical Research Analyst||To conduct all types of clinical research in a firm.||INR 5 Lacs- 6 lacs|
|Clinical Biochemist||He is responsible for the analysis of different diagnostic testing||INR 1 Lac- 1.5 lacs|
|Clinical Recruiter||To recruit a specialist in the medical field and look after all the recruitment process in a medical firm.||INR 2 Lacs- 3 lacs|
|Community Pharmacist,||They are employed in health centers, retail pharmacies to provide medical prescriptions and medicines.||INR 1 Lac- 2 lacs|