M Pharm in Clinical Pharmacy

M Pharm in Clinical Pharmacy

Masters
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2 years
  • Fee: NPR 501,600

The pharmaceutical profession has experimented relevant changes worldwide through the last few decades in response to social challenges and needs. Clinical Pharmacy practice refers to providing safe, effective, appropriate and cost-effective medicines to the patients for their better health care.  Today’s pharmacy practice deals with understanding the unique needs of the patients and realizing that healthcare professionals have a moral and professional duty to provide patients with adequate care in return to the trust empowered by them. Over the past few decades, growing evidence from global research has demonstrated the positive impact of clinical pharmacy services on patient outcomes. Therefore, Clinical Pharmacy practice is undoubtedly one of such area which can take a lead role in improving the pharmacy practice scenario by delivering a pharmaceutical care as required to the patients.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • B. Pharm or equivalent degree recognized by the government of Nepal
  • Registered in Nepal Pharmacy Council
  • Candidate should score a minimum of 50% (Pass Marks) in the Entrance Examinations conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list 

Exam Format

  • Single best response type with Multiple choice questions
  • Four options (A, B, C, D)
  • No. of questions - 200
  • Recall:Understanding: Application – 30:50:20 
  • Duration – 3 hours including one-time voluntary toilet break

Weightage

S.No. Subjects Marks
1 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics 20
2 Industrial Pharmacy 18
3 Physical Pharmacy 18
4 Instrumental Analysis 18
5 Quality Assurance 18
6 Pharmacology and Toxicology 18
7 Pharmaceuticals and Jurisprudence 18
8 Pharmacotherapeutic 18
9 Clinical Pharmacy 18
10 Hospital Pharmacy 18
11 Pharmacy Practice 18
Total   200

Job Prospects

Clinical pharmacists are involved in providing the advanced pharmaceutical care services to the patient and are directly involved in patient care activities. Managing medicines safely, effectively and efficiently is central to the delivery of high-quality care that is focused on the patient. Such graduates will be needed in various kinds of health agencies, communities, hospitals, and institutions. In general, M.Pharm (Clinical pharmacy) graduates will be able to carry out the responsibilities of various health institutions and hospital as a researcher and care provider. They collaborate with other members of health care service providers or may involve directly in patients care. Areas of a practice of these graduates include:

  • Professional development.
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Disease-state management 
  • Clinical interventions (refusal to dispense a drug, recommendation to change and/or add a drug to a patient's pharmacotherapy, dosage adjustments, etc.
  • Extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding.
  • Communication skills
  • Health psychology
  • Patient care
  • Drug abuse prevention
  • Prevention of drug interactions, including drug-drug interactions or drug-food interactions
  • Prevention (or minimization) of adverse events
  • Incompatibility
  • Drug discovery and evaluation
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy management

Curricular Structure

The duration of the Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy course is of  2 years (4 semesters). In each of the first two semesters, there are courses work comprising a minimum of 15 weeks of instruction and examination preparation leave of one week. The part of the third semester is allocated for instruction and proposal writing for the research project. The fourth semester is exclusively dedicated to the dissertation. During the span of the study, students are encouraged to present Seminars and write review papers whose marks will be included in internal theory marks. The total credit hour of whole courses is of 62 hours .

Semester-wise Breakdown of Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy Course

TIM: Theory Internal Marks | TFM: Theory Final Marks | PIM: Practical Internal Marks | PFM: Practical Final Marks

              Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy: First Semester Course Structure
Course Code Course Title Credits TIM TFM PIM PFM Total
MPHAR 614 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 616 Pathophysiology 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 617 Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology 3 50 100 - - 150
MPHAR 618 Clinical Pharmacy I 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 619 Hospital Pharmacy 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
  Total 19         750
----- Seminar as a part of MPHAR 617 / 618 / 619 practical            
            Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy: Second Semester Course Structure
Course Code Course Title Credits TIM TFM PIM PFM Total
MPHAR 620 Novel Drug Delivery System and Pharmaceutical Products 2 10 40 25 25 100
MPHAR 621 Pharmacotherapeutics I 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 622 Biostatistics and Clinical Research 3 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 623 Clinical Pharmacy II 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 624 Hospital and Community Pharmacy 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 625 Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 2 10 40 - - 50
  Total 19         750
----- Seminar as a part of MPHAR 621 / 622 / 623 practical            
----- Clinical Clerkship (Practical for MPHAR 621 / 623 / 624) 3          
             Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy: Third Semester Course Structure
Course Code Course Title Credits TIM TFM PIM PFM Total
MPHAR 630 Pharmacotherapeutics II 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 631 Clinical Pharmacy III 3+1=4 20 80 25 25 150
MPHAR 632 Dissertation Synopsis 2 - 50 50 50 100
MPHAR 633 Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics 2 10 40 - - 50
  Total 12         450
----- Clinical Clerkship (Practical for MPHAR 630 / 631) 2          
            Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy: Fourth Semester Course Structure
Course Code Course Title Credits TIM TFM PIM PFM Total
MPHAR 640A Project Dissertation 8 - - 300 - 300
MPHAR 640B Article Writing 2 - - - 50 50
MPHAR 640C Defence (Viva-voice) 2 - - - 50 50
  Total 12         400