Scope and Objective

Scope

This course is designed to impart knowledge and skills necessary for contribution to quality use of medicines. Chapters dealt cover briefly pathophysiology and mostly therapeutics of various diseases. This will enable the student to understand the pathophysiology of common diseases and their management.

Specific Objectives

a.   know the pathophysiology of selected disease states and the rationale for drug therapy

b.   know the therapeutic approach to management of these diseases

c.   know the controversies in drug therapy

d.   know the importance of preparation of individualised therapeutic plans based on diagnosis

e.  appreciate the needs to identify the patient-specific parameters relevant in initiating drug therapy, and monitoring therapy (including alternatives, time-course of clinical and laboratory indices of therapeutic response and adverse effects).

Syllabus Copy

Title of the topic

1.

Infectious disease: Guidelines for the rational use of antibiotics and surgical Prophylaxis,  Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Respiratory tract infections, Gastroenteritis, Endocarditis, Septicemia, Urinary tract infections, Protozoal infection- Malaria, HIV & Opportunistic infections, Fungal infections, Viral infections, Gonarrhoea and Syphillis         

2

Musculoskeletal disorders               

Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Spondylitis, Systemic lupus     erythematosus.

3

Renal system

Acute Renal Failure, Chronic Renal Failure, Renal Dialysis, Drug induced renal disorders        

4

Oncology: Basic principles of Cancer therapy, General introduction to cancer chemotherapeutic agents, Chemotherapy of breast cancer, leukemia.  Management of chemotherapy nausea and emesis                                                                                    

5

Dermatology: Psoriasis, Scabies, Eczema, Impetigo

Assesment/ Examination Pattern
Scheme of Practical Examination :

 

 Components

Sessionals

Annual

Synopsis

05

15

Major Experiment

10

25

Minor Experiment

03

15

Viva

02

15

Max Marks

20

70

Duration

03hrs

04hrs

 

Note :  Total sessional marks is 30 (20 for practical sessional plus 10 marks for regularity, promptness, viva-voce and record maintenance).

Text Books

Text books (Theory)

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics - Roger and Walker, Churchill Livingstone publication

Reference books (Theory)

a.   Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic approach - Joseph T. Dipiro et al. Appleton &   Lange

b.   Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics - Eric T. Herfindal, Williams and Wilkins Publication

c.   Applied Therapeutics: The clinical Use of Drugs. Lloyd Young and Koda-Kimble MA]