This course introduces the students to the use of drug literature in the promotion of safe, effective and rational drug therapy. It helps the students to develop the skill for communicating effective with other healthcare professionals, the patients and patient relatives.


            Drug information retrieval and literature evaluation

         A study of the methods and resources available for the rapid and efficient handling of facture drug information and its effects utilization in the promotion of safe effective and rational drug therapy.

         Resources needed for the establishment of a drug information centre and the provision of drug information service.

        Development of hospital formulary system and essential drug information Bulletin.

        Health information: electronic medical records: internet and pharmacy practice evaluation of information from the internet, internet prescriptions.

             Pharmacists clinical roles - In and out patient dispensing

-      Organization of patient medical charts and medication profiles.

         Medication dosages, posology and administrate

        Monitoring of drug interaction and adverse drug reactions.

        patient counseling.

             Communication Skills

         Appearance as a mode of Communication

        The various styles of listening and response

        Applicant of the various styles of listening and response to patient interview  and

education  (pharmacy  patient relationship)

         Factor affecting compliance with drug region

        Pharmacists  relationship  with  other  health  care professional/the community.




This course is aimed at preparing the students for rendering health service to the rural





       Offer  health  maintenance  care  (preventive  medicine) involving the education of

patients  on  the  prevention  of  communicable  diseases  surveillance  on                     patients

immunization status rural pharmacy service as extension work.

-      Offer acute primary care to patients who episodic self limiting diseases.

         Offer chronic primary care to patients who have chronic diseases or are utilizing chronic,

        Medication therapy after diagnosis and stabilization by a physician.

-      Educate the patients on oral rehydration therapy and personal hygiene

         Use of traditional therapeutic agents and herbal phytotherapy in management of patients.


             Overview of epidemiological methods

            Concept of PHC

            Drug use and Management in PHC

            Drug use in Infertility and family planning management

            Nutrition-Management/Prevention of Malnutrition

            Role of Pharmaceutical care in promoting public health


Level of Study: 500 Level