Pharmacy Practice

About the department

Department of Pharmacy Practice (DPP) was established in the year 2015 to elaborate the concept of clinical pharmacy through practice and education in India. It also involved to focus on the importance of the involvement of practicing pharmacists in patient care. To bringabout this, a model ‘Clinical Pharmacy Practice Centre’ was established at Government District Head Quarters Hospital, Virudhunagar.

The department has established a ‘Drug and Poison Information Centre’ (DPIC), ‘Patient Counseling and Education Centre’ (PC) to provide the needs of the other health care professionals and the patient community. Department of pharmacy practice instructs 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.

Core competencies:
  • Clinical Pharmacy Training / Education at Public Health Sector Hospital
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Prescription auditing
  • Detection and monitering of ADR
  • Clinical Research
  • Community Pharmacy Practice