sope of pharm D
Short title: Pharm-D
Type and duration: Full time, 5 years
Entry requirements: Intermediate (Pre-Medical) or B. Sc Other qualifications accepted: GCE A-Levels
The modern era societies have great concern about the health of their people, so they are engaged with multi disciplinary team work of highly qualified Pharmacists, Physicians, Surgeons, Anatomist, Pharmacologist, Botanist, Pathologist etc to optimize better health care delivery for boosting up the health of their public. The development of new drugs in the market has compelled Pharmacist, who is better trained to understand how these drugs exert their actions, travel through the body and interact with one another. Pharmacy is among the primal pyramids of health sector, taking a quantum leap towards research and development, similar to its other counter-parts. The profession of Pharmacy has evolved from its traditional role of compounding the drugs to the pharmaceutical care, the design and development of magic drugs their formulations and the ongoing research in medical and pharmaceutical fields to meet the needs of modern society and ailing humanity. The Department of Pharmacy at WIL provides the excellent teaching and training to the female gender of this area. The education imparted is comparable to modern system of teaching of the country including use of modern technology of learning. The rigor of our academic program, the selection of modern courses, teaching faculty and access to state of the art facilities at our campus is recognition of the degree to be awarding to our students. SCOPE OF PHARMACY Pharmaceutical Industry: An important career option in the pharmacy is represented by the pharmaceutical industry. Here, pharmacists are employed in manufacturing, product development, research, quality control, quality assurance, marketing, sales and administration. Hospital and other Institutional Settings: The expansion of health care needs the society to put the hospital pharmacists in a position to have direct involvement in the patient care beside it established roles of Drug purchases, control, supply and distribution of drugs, management functions, personnel administration, system development and planning. Hospital pharmacist continues to become more involved in providing patient-oriented services; the demand for practitioners in this area of pharmacy continue to grow. Managed care Pharmacy: Managed care pharmacy services are extended heath delivery system services that provides the pharmaceutical care at the primary/or preventive level. Increasingly, pharmacists are employed in various capacities within managed care organization .Managed care is a system designed to optimize patient care through greater coordination of medical and pharmaceutical services. Community/Retail Pharmacy: This area involves the practice of pharmacy in community settings or retail outlets. Pharmacists, in the community settings, are actively involved in educating patients, maintaining and monitoring drug records and providing information resource of highest caliber. This is very rapidly growing area of pharmacy profession in which the pharmacists are deployed at store levels leading to the management positions in chain drug pharmacies or themselves become the owner of their own pharmacies. Other fields in Pharmacy: Pharmacists use their basic educational background in a host of federal, state and professional positions. At the federal or provincial level, pharmacist hold post like drug inspectors, drug controllers, pharmacist/chief pharmacists at drug testing laboratories and also as Commissioned officers in Pakistan Armed Forces. Pharmacists with interest and special talents in organizational work also guide several national professional associations. There are pharmacist in advertising, packaging, technical writing, magazine editing and science reporting. There are pharmacists with legal training who are serving as patent lawyers or as experts in pharmaceutical law.