Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences(HIPS)

Mission

Our mission is to prepare learned, energetic and honest students that endow with to deliver high-quality pharmaceutical care by providing drug therapy and health care to individual patients and the community. The program characterized by a phenomenal signature of chemical, biological, social, and clinical sciences that motivate pharmacy, to prepare a culturally diverse student to become competent practitioners in the delivery of patient-centered care and in the progression of services and research in pharmaceutical profession. The program supports the development of methodical thinking, inquisitive abilities, communication skills, professional moral code, societal accountability, adaptability and obligation to lifetime learning. The pharmacy curriculum endeavors to attain an assorted community of faculty, staff and students to enhance the effective educational environment, and to meet the needs of an accelerating pharmaceutical society.

Vission

Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University is committed to inculcate quality education affordable to students, aiming at the scientific, economic and socio-culture uplift of the masses of the country in general and provinces in particular. The vision is to be realized by provision of quality education in Pharmaceutical Sciences by a sophisticated physical, academic and managerial infrastructure extending not only to the width and breadth of Pakistan but also to the neighboring country.

Educational Offering:

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D)

M.Phil Pharmacy Practice


Pharm. D

Program Objectives

In the light of Mission and Vision statement of Hamdard institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the department has set the following objectives:
  • a) To offer state-of-the-art education and research by training the future pharmacists as academicians, research scientists and managers for the pharmaceutical industry and health care profession.
  • Internationally Benchmarked Curriculum
  • b) To educate pharmacists as flexible, innovative leaders in the pharmaceutical care and medication therapy of patients.
  • c) To focus on the current and future needs of the pharmaceutical industries and the ill humanity of Pakistan and the rest of the world.
  • d) Instill in students a commitment to the lifelong learning necessary for pharmacists to remain experts in the safe and effective use and distribution of medications to patients.
  • e) Identify the challenges confronting the field of pharmacy today and in the future; determine effective means of responding to these challenges and changes.
A pharmacist, after receiving formal education and training in Pharm. D. program, is considered a drug therapy consultant and drug information specialist who can undertake the manufacturing, quality assurance, marketing, supply system, procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs in the industry, hospital or in the community practice. Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Science Pharm-D program envisages the challenges of today and tomorrow and the students are trained to meet these challenges. The program offers wider career opportunities for pharmacists in the industry, hospital and community.


Hospital Training

 

For our Pharmacy students, Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH) in Islamabad provides an excellent opportunity of interaction and learning. This is a 508 bed hospital with over 500 doctors working in 27 different specialties. The hospital has an average daily turnover of over 2000 patients. The students also have the opportunity to interact and visit the 27 allied dispensaries attached with the hospital. The students work and gain experience in Pharmacy Stores, Pharmacies, Cardiac Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency, General Medicine Ward, General Out Patient, Pediatric Ward, Surgery, Nephrology, Gynae Ward, Blood Bank and Laboratories. Students are evaluated for attachment by submission of projects, ward reports and presentations.

Curriculum of Pharm. D

There are five different themes within the Pharm.D program. What they are and some of the ways they fit together are as follows:

a) Pharmaceutical chemistry:

Chemistry is concerned with the molecular properties of drugs the active ingredients within medicines. It addresses the synthesis of drugs, their reactivity with other molecules and the analysis of drugs. Chemistry in a Pharmacy context is chiefly organic chemistry and is often specifically referred to as pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry. The focus is on understanding the physical properties, chemical synthesis, manufacture, and formulation of medicines. The subjects included in Pharmaceutical chemistry department include:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry I (Organic Chemistry)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (Biochemistry)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry III (Pharmaceutical Analysis)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV (Medicinal Chemistry)

b) Basic medical sciences:

The Basic Medical Sciences focus on all aspects of biology that define and influence the human condition. Emphasis is placed on understanding the normal human health condition, mechanisms of current treatment and the search for cures. The scientific principles presented are fundamental to all aspects of modern research and technology and thus impact diverse areas of pharmaceuticals. Once the drug is delivered to its site of action in or on the body, there is the matter of how it works. Pharmacology is the study of the actions of drugs on living tissues. Obviously, for a Pharmacy course the main interest is how drugs work for their curative effects on human patients. At the heart of Pharmacology is the study of how drugs work at the molecular level, but it is also more than that. The Pharmacy student studies how the body works in health and disease (incorporating genetics, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, pathology and microbiology) to better understand how drugs have their therapeutic effects and are used to benefit patients. The subjects included under this department are:

  • Physiology
  • Anatomy & Histology
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics I (Basic)
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics II (Advanced)

c) Pharmaceutics:

Pharmaceutics is the study of relationships between drug formulation, delivery, disposition and clinical response. When the pharmacist has a safe and effective drug molecule, a significant challenge is to get the drug to the correct place in the body, at the correct concentration and for the proper duration of time for it to have its therapeutic effect, to cure or relieve the patient. This is where the Pharmaceutics theme comes in. The drug has to be incorporated with other ingredients (excipients) into a medicine. The medicine might be a tablet to be taken by mouth, it might be a cream to apply to the skin, or it could be a powder to be inhaled into the lungs. Pharmaceutics is concerned with the design and manufacture of medicines; injections, eye drops, etc to an appropriate quality standard. The subjects included in this department are:

  • Pharmaceutics I (Physical Pharmacy)
  • Pharmaceutics II (Dosage form science)
  • Pharmaceutics III (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Pharmaceutics IV (Industrial Pharmacy)
  • Pharmaceutics V (Biopharmaceutics)
  • Pharmaceutics VI (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)
  • Pharmaceutics VII (Pharmaceutical Technology)

d) Pharmacognosy:

Pharmacognosy is the study of bioactive natural substances found in terrestrial and marine organisms (plants, animals, or microbes). Research in pharmacognosy is important because it leads to new forms of biotechnology; new types of therapeutic agents; new molecular probes that can be used to study molecular/cell biology; new pest controls to help protect crops; increased understanding of the pharmacological, ecological and biochemical roles of molecules produced by nature; information on herbal medicines; and new methods for the analysis of drugs, toxins and herbal preparations. The subjects included in this department are:

  • Pharmacognosy I (Basic)
  • Pharmacognosy II (Advanced)

e) Pharmacy Practice:

Pharmacy Practice comprises the clinical, Social and legal of Pharmacy. Pharmacy Practice is perhaps best thought of as the study and development of skills in the interaction of the pharmacist with doctors, nurses and other health professionals, non-professional carers (family and friends) and, most importantly, patients themselves. Students learn to check and dispense prescriptions, to give advice on the use of medicines, to manage patients’ conditions by the use of medicines sold from the pharmacy or, increasingly, prescribed by the pharmacist him/herself. The subjects included are:

  • Pharmacy Practice I (Pharmaceutical Mathematics &Biostatics)
  • Pharmacy Practice II (Dispensing, Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy)
  • Pharmacy Practice III (Computer & its Applications in Pharmacy)
  • Pharmacy Practice IV (Hospital Pharmacy)
  • Pharmacy Practice V (Clinical Pharmacy –I)
  • Pharmacy Practice VI (Clinical Pharmacy –II)
  • Pharmacy Practice VII (Forensic Pharmacy)
  • Pharmacy Practice VIII (Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing)

PHARM - D FIVE YEAR SEMESTER SYSTEM 
PHARM - D FIRST PROFESSIONAL (FIRST SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

ENG 300

English- A (Functional English)

2

PHARM 310

Pharmaceutics- IA (Physical Pharmacy)

3+1

PHARM 311

Pharmaceutical Chemistry- IA (Organic)

3+1

PHARM 312

Pharmaceutical Chemistry- IIA (Biochemistry)

3+1

PHARM 313

Physiology- A

3+1

PHARM 314

Anatomy & Histology

3+1

Total

22

PHARM –D FIRST PROFESSIONAL (SECOND SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

ENG 301

English-B (Communication & Writing Skills)

4

PHARM 315

Pharmaceutics-IB (Physical Pharmacy)

3+1

PHARM 316

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IB (Organic)

3+1

PHARM 317

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IIB (Biochemistry)

3+1

PHARM 318

Physiology- B

3+1

 

Total

20


PHARM –D SECOND PROFESSIONAL (FIRST SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr.Hr

IS 402

Islamic Studies

3

PHARM 410

Pharmaceutics- IIA (Dosage form science)

3+1

PHARM 411

Pharmaceutics- IIIA (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology)

3+1

PHARM 412

Pharmacology & Therapeutics- IA

3+1

PHARM 413

Pharmacognosy- IA (Basic)

3+1

PHARM 414

Pharmacy Practice- IA (Pharmaceutical Mathematics)

3

Total

22

PHARM-D SECOND PROFESSIONAL (SECOND SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr.Hr

PS 403

Pakistan Studies

2

PHARM 415

Pharmaceutics- IIB (Dosage Form Science)

3+1

PHARM 416

Pharmaceutics- IIIB (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology)

3+1

PHARM 417

Pharmacology & Therapeutics- IA

3+1

PHARM 419

Pharmacy Practice- IB (Bio-statistics)

3

PHARM 418

Pharmacognosy- IB (Basic)

3+1

Total

21

PHARM –D THIRD PROFESSIONAL (FIRST SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr.Hr

PHARM 510

Pharmacy Practice- IIA (Dispensing Pharmacy)

3+1

PHARM 511

Pharmaceutical Chemistry- IIIA (Pharmaceutical Analysis)

3+1

PHARM 512

Pharmacology & Therapeutics- IIA

3+1

PHARM 513

Pharmacognosy- IIA (Advanced)

3+1

PHARM 514

Pathology

3+1

Total

20

PHARM – D THIRD PROFESSIONAL (SECOND SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr. Hr

PHARM 515

Pharmacy Practice- IIB (Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy)

3

PHARM 516

Pharmaceutical Chemistry- IIIB (Pharmaceutical Analysis)

3+1

PHARM 517

Pharmacology & Therapeutics- IIB

3+1

PHARM 518

Pharmacognosy- IIB (Advanced)

3+1

PHARM 519

Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer & its Applications in Pharmacy)

3+1

Total

19

PHARM – D FOURTH PROFESSIONAL (FIRST SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr.Hr

PHARM 610

Pharmacy Practice-IVA (Hospital Pharmacy)

3

PHARM 611

Pharmacy Practice- VA (Clinical Pharmacy-I)

3+1

PHARM 612

Pharmaceutics- IVA (Industrial Pharmacy)

3+1

PHARM 613

Pharmaceutics- VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics)

3+1

PHARM 614

Pharmaceutics- VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)

3+1

Total

19

PHARM – D FOURTH PROFESSIONAL (SECOND SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr.Hr

PHARM 615

Pharmacy Practice- IVB (Hospital Pharmacy)

3

PHT – 604

Pharmaceutics – Bio- Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics-II

3

PHARM 616

Pharmacy Practice- VB (Clinical Pharmacy-I)

3+1

PHARM 617

Pharmaceutics- IVB (Industrial Pharmacy)

3+1

PHARM 618

Pharmaceutics- VA (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics))

3+1

PHARM 619

Pharmaceutics- VIA (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)

3+1

Total

19

PHARM – D FIFTH PROFESSIONAL (FIRST SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr.Hr

PHARM 710

Pharmaceutics- VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology)

3+1

PHARM 711

Pharmacy Practice-VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II)

3+1

PHARM 712

Pharmacy Practice- VIIA (Forensic Pharmacy)

3

PHARM 713

Pharmacy Practice- VIIIA (Pharmaceutical management & Marketing)

3

PHT – 709

Pharmaceutics – Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing -I

3

PHARM 714

Pharmaceutical Chemistry- IVA (Medicinal Chemistry)

3+1

Total

19

PHARM – D FIFTH PROFESSIONAL (SECOND SEMESTER)


Course No

Course Title

Cr.Hr

PHARM 715

Pharmaceutics- VIIA (Pharmaceutical Technology)

3+1

PHARM 716

Pharmacy Practice- VIA (Advanced Clinical Pharmacy-II)

3+1

PHARM 717

Pharmacy Practice- VIIA (Forensic Pharmacy)

3

PHT – 708

Pharmaceutics – Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing -II

3

PHARM 718

Pharmacy Practice- VIIIA (Pharmaceutical management & Marketing)

3

PHARM 719

Pharmaceutical Chemistry- IVA (Medicinal Chemistry)

3+1

Total

19


LABORATORY  FACILITIES

Basic Medical Sciences Laboratory

In this lab, the pharmacy students perform different experiments of Physiology, Histology, Anatomy, Pathology and Pharmacology. The students learn the structure and functions of different parts of human body in normal and disease state and the effects of the medicines on the body. It contains all essential material and equipment necessary to study the effects of drugs on isolated tissues and organs. As a result the student experiences first hand practical training into the biological processes in living tissues. This together with their knowledge from fully integrated lectures enhances the learning experience.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry laboratory in the School of Pharmacy is a modern teaching facility fully equipped with fume hoods and other ancillary structures and equipment to enable high-level teaching of synthetic organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry. In this lab, the students perform the practicals of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry and learn the techniques of identification, purification and synthesis of medicinal compounds.

 Pharmaceutics Laboratory

Students have access to compounding facilities and equipment for the extemporaneous compounding of liquid, solid and semi- solid dosage forms. This practical focus allows our students to experience a fully integrated learning approach in the development of various pharmaceutical dosage forms and extemporaneous preparations reinforcing the skills and knowledge of our students in both pharmaceutical industry and clinical practice.

 Pharmaceutical Microbiology Laboratory

In this lab the students learn the identification, testing, and handling of different microorganisms. They also learn the techniques of antimicrobial assay, biochemical testing and sterilization which are employed in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical settings.

 Pharmacognosy Laboratory

In pharmacognosy lab, the students study the identification of medicinal plants and other natural sources of medicines by using different techniques. The students also perform experiments of separating medicinal components from these sources by using these techniques.

Industrial Pharmacy Lab

In this lab the students learn the techniques of manufacturing of different dosage forms at small scale, which familiarize them with pharmaceutical industrial setting. This lab helps the students to perform product’s stability studies and learn the procedures to improve the present dosage forms.

Quality Control and Instrumentation Lab

The quality control laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with multiple processing, characterization and analytical equipment which allow our students’ first hand practical training on pre-formulation testing, formulation and quality control testing of various dosage forms. In this lab the students learn the use of different state of the art instruments like HPLC, Double Beam Spectrophotometer, Disintegration Apparatus, Dissolution Apparatus, Friabilator, Polarimeter, and Refractometer etc, which are used for the analysis of the finished medicinal products in the quality control department of pharmaceutical industry. The students use the different assays techniques to check the quality of different pharmaceutical products available in the market.

Computer Laboratory

In this lab the students learn the applications of computer in Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, and Drug Information Services and in Research and Development.

Clinical Training /Hospital Attachment

As the practice of pharmacy evolves, requiring more clinically oriented healthcare providers, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program involves clinical training in teaching hospitals to expose students to the provision of safe, effective, and economic drug therapy to patients. The need for this form of patient care becomes is essential in managing chronic illness like diabetes, hypertension, and other cardiovascular disorders. The training aims to provide trainee pharmacists with the practical skills of pharmacy practice while molding them into an effective and skilled work force. This is a requirement of the curriculum as approved by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. This training enables these future Pharmacists to play a vital role in the improvement of quality of healthcare in our society. The main objectives of clinical training are:

  • To develop students communication skills for effective interaction with patient and with practitioners of other health professions.
  • To help students develop a patient awareness in the practice of Pharmacy.
  • To enable students to integrate the knowledge acquired in course work prior to clinical exposure, and to apply it to the solution of real problems, and to help students become more aware of the general methods of diagnosis and patient care specifically related to drug therapy.
  • For our Pharmacy students, Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH), in Islamabad provides an excellent opportunity of interaction and learning FGSH, commonly known as Polyclinics, is a 508 bed hospital with 27 different specialties. The hospital has an average daily turnover of over 2000 patients. The students also have the opportunity to interact and visit the 27 allied dispensaries attached with the hospital. Students of 5th Professionals complete this 12 weeks training in Pharmaceutical service centers (in-patient pharmacy, emergency room pharmacy, ambulatory dispensing area, bulk store, out- patient pharmacy, satellite pharmacy) and different wards such as Medical ICU, Cardiac care unit, Neonatal care unit, General Medicine ward, Gynae ward, Paediatric ward, Dialysis centre. Students are evaluated for attachment by submission of projects, ward reports.


    M.Phil Pharmacy Practice

    Introduction

    Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University Islamabad campus is providing highly conducive academic environment to its Pharm.D students from over a decade to accomplish its mission, aimed at developing qualified, research-oriented professionals and scholars, who set new standards which count up to a challenge for upcoming people to follow. In the last one decade pharmacy profession has seen vibrant changes in policy and education in Pakistan. Introduction of Pharm.D program and now recognition of pharmacy practice as fifth pillar in pharmacy education and practice has increased the acceptability of pharmacy graduates in Pakistan and abroad. Pharmacy Council of Pakistan introduced Pharmacy Practice as a fifth domain in its Pharm.D curriculum in 2014. Addition of Pharmacy Practice in Pharm.D curriculum has been looked upon as a great opportunity but at the same time it demands for preparing pharmacist specialized in this particular stream. There are just ten professionals holding PhD in Pharmacy Practice in Pakistan till date. Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is fortunate to have two of them as faculty members. To further its mission Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University Islamabad campus, has planned to launch the M.Phil program in Pharmacy Practice at Islamabad campus. The program has been approved in the 34th meeting of Academic Council held on 31st December, 2013. /p>

    Program Objectives

    The contributions of pharmacy practice has helped many countries in achieving better health outcomes, reducing the costs of treatment, building the patient trust on healthcare system, reduced side effects and risk of treatments, decreased morbidity and mortality, improved access to safe and timely treatments and improved quality of life resulting in achievements of millennium development goals. Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University envisages M.Phil in Pharmacy Practice program for the development of pharmacists working in the areas of hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, pharmaceutical marketing, pharmaceutical regulation, public health and research. On successful completion of this program the graduates will be able to:
  • Conduct high quality inter disciplinary research, leading to new knowledge and understanding of drug use, patient and provider communication and behavior, health outcomes, pharmacy practice, patient care systems and the pharmacy profession within their social, economic, administrative and historical contexts.
  • They would be able to take on leadership and advisory roles, communicating research findings to the public, policy-makers, pharmacists and other health professionals so as to improve health outcomes, patient care, drug use and the healthcare system.
  • Curriculum of M.Phil Pharmacy Practice

    FIRST SEMESTER


    Course No

    Course Title

    Cr. Hr.

    MPC- 601

    Biostatistics

    3

    MPL- 603

    Research Methodology

    3

    MPP- 605

    Public Health Pharmacy

    3

    MPP- 607

    Clinical Pharmacy- I

    3

    Total

    12

    SECOND SEMESTER


    Course No

    Course Title

    Cr. Hr.

    MPP- 609

    Pharmacoepidemiology& Pharmacovigilance

    3

    MPP- 611

    Clinical Pharmacokinetics

    3

    MPC- 602

    Computer Applications in Pharmacy

    3

    MPP- 606

    Clinical pharmacy- II

    3

     

    Total

    20


    THIRD SEMESTER


    Course No

    Course Title

    Cr.Hr

    Research

    6

    Total

    6