Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice was established in the year 2010. It focuses on the areas such as Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Ward round participation, Patient counseling, Adverse drug reaction monitoring. It has a drug information centre which provides drug related information to the doctors, community pharmacists and other health care providers.

Pharmacy practice is one of the most sought after branches as it provides an opportunity to Pharmacy students to be in direct contact with the patients and community. With increased awareness in healthcare, the pharmacists will play a major role in the hospital set up and community in future. Gradual shift towards patient-centric approach by the pharmacy profession is expected to generate more employment opportunities to pharmacists who are trained in hospital set up. Post graduates in pharmacy practice would ideally fill this role.

The department is located at K S Hedge Charitable Hospital, a 1200 bed hospital with many specialties. The students along with doctors participate I ward rounds and record the Medication history, Adverse drug reactions, Patient recover, Patient counseling and education.

Thrust areas of the department
  • Drug information center
  • Adverse drug reaction reporting system in hospital and community pharmacy
  • Patient counseling and education
  • Community pharmacy
Faculty
1. Dr. Uday Venkat Mateti, HOD & Assistant Professor Grade-II

2. Dr. Juno J Joel, Assistant Professor Grade-III

3. Mr. Bharath Raj, Assistant Professor Grade-I

4. Dr. Rajesh K. S, Assistant Professor Grade-I

5. Dr. Chinju Susan Chacko, Assistant Professor Grade-I

6. Mr. Nandakumar U P, Assistant Professor Grade-I

7. Dr. Vinay B. C, Assistant Professor Grade-I