VALLEY HEART INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES MINGORA SWAT

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PHARMACY DIPLOMA : CATEGORY - B

The profession of pharmacy plays a vital role in serving the health needs of the society. Pharmacists and pharmacist assistants are the most accessible members of the health care team for the public and are authorities on drugs and their use. They impart scientific knowledge related to the identification, formulation, preparation, standardization, quality control and use of drugs as well as medicines and effective management of their distribution and sale. The general objectives regarding the course of studies for Registration in Register "B" should be to prepare a health caring and community oriented personnel competent to deal with the common health problems of the people in a scientifically sound and cost effective manner using appropriate technology and holistic approach under the guidance and supervision of a qualified graduate pharmacist. The student after passing the examination for Registration in Register "B" should have the concept and basic introduction and knowledge of
  • (a) Preventive and therapeutic measures for management of health and disease;
  • (b) Legal aspects and basic principles of pharmacy practice;
  • (c) Present and future health problems of community and solutions of such problems through planning, implementation, critical evaluation and research in preventive programs;
  • (d) The role of socio-cultural background, socio-economic factors, and changing environment in health and illness;
  • (e) Concept and knowledge of drugs and their development;
  • (f) Therapeutic uses of drugs and medicines;
  • (g) Toxicological manifestation of drugs and their side effects;
  • (h) Management of drugs administration; and Pharmaceutical care
Eligibility : Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy-B is Matric Science having 50% marks