Requirements as per ER 1991

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Chapter: Forensic Pharmacy : The Pharmacy Act, 1948

For an intake of 60 in first year D. Pharm atleast, 4 laboratories, one each for pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry and clinical pathology, and pharmacognosy/APH.

Requirements as per ER 1991

1. Physical Facilities

For an intake of 60 in first year D. Pharm atleast, 4 laboratories, one each for pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry and clinical pathology, and pharmacognosy/APH.

The classrooms, (atleast two), aspectic room, balance room, animal house, drug-museum, machine room, Principal's office, girls and boys common rooms, etc., should be provided. The laboratory should be minimum 500 sq. ft in area. Equipments, instruments and glassware's as given in E R should be purchased.

2. Staff

(i) Principal/Director/Head of Department should be of the rank of professor or reader with M. Pharm. and minimum of 5 years teaching experience.

(ii) Senior lecturer or lecturer: M. Pharm in the concerned subject or B. Pharm with 3 years professional experience.

For the subjects like clinical pathology, toxicology, pharmacology, clinical pharmacy even MBBS qualification is permitted.

3. Instructions

(i) A minimum of 180 working days including time spent for sessional exams.

(ii) In a week a minimum of36 hrs of teaching preferably, 6 hrs per day.

(iii) Staff/Student ratio in theory classes 1: 60

(iv) Staff/Student ratio in practicals 1 : 20. A practical batch should not have more than 30 students where in two staff members are required; for a batch upto 20 student, one staff member is needed.

(v) There should be not more than 2 classes in the same subject by particular teacher on the same day.

(vi) A minimum of 75% attendance is compulsory separately in theory and practicals.

4. Examinations

There should be atleast two sessional exams. Average of best two is taken into consideration. Each paper carries 100 marks of which 20 are for sessional and 80 for annual examination. In case of the practical sessional examination of 20, 10 marks are for the day-to-day work and record and other 10 marks for actual performance in. examinations.

Under E.R 1991 the minimum passing marks are 40% in each paper inclusive of sessional marks. A candidate securing 60% or more and less than 75% is declared first class. The distinction is awarded to a candidate scoring 75% or more.

After having passed D. Pharm Part II examination, the student has to undergo practical training in PCI approved hospital/dispensary/clinic/ drug store/ drug unit/charity hospital or any other institute. The practical training is for a minimum of 500 hrs spread over in not less than 3 months. Of these, atleast 250 hrs should be devoted for dispensing/compounding of drugs or handling of drug formulations. During the course of training, the student shall work under the guidance of Apprentice Master who is a registered pharmacist. The student shall be trained in drug laws, dispensing of drugs, maintaining records, identification of drugs from different sources and all other concerned matters. The training form is in five parts.

Part I : It is to be filled by the Head of the Institution (College).

Part II : It is to be filled by the Trainee (student) as an understanding.

Part III : It is to be filled by Apprentice Master for accepting the student for training.

Part IV: It is to be filled by the student after training.

Part V : It is to be filled by tqe Institution certifying that student has undergone practical 'training as per ER 1991.

This certificate alongwith D.Pharm. pass certificate and required fee are to be submitted to the concerned State Pharmacy Council for the purpose of registration as pharmacist.

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