Pharmacy Practice

Department of Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice was established in 2010, within the Grace College of Pharmacy, Palakkad provides education to postgraduate (M.Pharm) students and Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) students on the rational use of drugs, enables and advocates advanced clinical pharmacy practice, and creates and disseminates new knowledge about the effective, safe, and economical use of medications in people. The area of specialization includes hospital, clinical and community pharmacy. The department collaborate with our sister concern Karuna Medical College Hospital having 500 beds.The hospital consist of various departments such as Pediatrics, Dermatology, Neurology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Medical&Surgical, Oncology, Gastro-enterolgy etc..

Functions of Our Department

Drug Information Services

The Drug & Poison Information Center is well utilized by health professionals and provides a high profile service. The center provides current drug information from standard monographs, text books, internet resources and subscribed databases such as Micromedex's Drugdex

Ward Round Participation

Postgraduate students participate in daily ward rounds of various medicine units and other specialized units like Pediatrics, Dermatology, Neurology,Gynecology And Obstetrics,Orthopedics, Medical&Surgical,Oncology,Gastro-enterolgy etc...

Patient counselling

Patient counselling was successfully implemented by our department and it has published handouts for the Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma &COPD patients to improve patient's compliance.

Toxicological Information

Department of Pharmacy Practice provides toxicological information and advice Medical/Paramedical/Public on the management of poisoned patients adapted to the level of the enquirer. This service is based on the databases on poisoning, drug reactions and also the continuous and systematic collection of data from the library.

Journal club activities

Update knowledge in the research filed and innovative the research activities to the students.

Research activities in the department

Create through research, and disseminate in the biomedical literature, new scientific knowledge about the effective, safe, and economical use of medications with the intent of improving the rational use of drugs in patients and in society. The department practice-based faculty, along with an extensive practitioner-educator network, provides innovative, interdisciplinary pharmacy practice experiences that foster students as integral members of the health care team.