Courses Catalogue

Pharmacy Practice Ii

COURSE CODE: BPH 3103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course is both theoretical, community and hospital pharmacy practice based, patient’s focused and practical, and molds students for future licensure, certification, re-certification, research and internship programmes.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

The course is intended to equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to be able to meet up with the ever increasing roles of the pharmacist in both the community and hospital pharmacy practice.

COURSE AIM

The course is designed to enable students acquire the desired knowledge needed for effective and efficient community and hospital pharmacy practice and on the significance of patient compliance in improving therapeutic outcomes.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

1.    Explain the various processes in community pharmacy practice 

2.    Explain the various processes in institutional pharmacy practice

3.    Discuss the significance of patient compliance in improving therapeutic outcomes

4.    Describe the essential drug concept

5.    Distinguish the structural and administrative setups of a large pharmaceutical industry from those of the small scale compounding units in either a hospital or a community pharmacy on site.

6.    Compare and contrast products from complementary and nutraceutical sources from the conventional dosage forms.

7.    Illustrate the differences among selected specialized areas in pharmacy practice.

8.    Explain the objectives, roles, organization, services and requirements for setting up a drug information centre in a particular needy community.

9.    Describe the requirements and roles of a pharmacist in the dispensation of disaster management in pharmacy practice.