The Department of Pharmacy Practice, commenced in the year 2008, is a full-fledged academic division of Al Shifa College of Pharmacy. Apart from the facilities of the college, Al Shifa Hospital, the largest tertiary care referral hospital of the city offers an excellent platform for clinical exposures to the students. Al Shifa College of Pharmacy is the first institute in Kerala to start Pharm.D Course in the year 2010 and currently has five batches of Pharm.D. The Department of Pharmacy Practice is armed with competent faculty that consistently strives to inculcate the students with in-depth expertise in pharmaceutical sciences, professionalism, critical thinking, research interest, life-long learning and leadership qualities. Every year, the pass percentage of students is more than 95%, which is an incredible success achieved by the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Students are posted on daily basis for ward rounds from second Pharm.D onwards in different clinical departments of Al Shifa Hospital such as cardiology, nephrology, general medicine, psychiatry, dentistry, surgery, casuality etc on rotation basis for clinical training as per the curriculum.

Students are also posted in central, I.P, O.P Pharmacy and in internationally registered Drug Information Centre (recognized by Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia) for getting better exposure in drug updates, dispensing medications and for serving unbiased drug information to health care professionals as well as public.

Students are encouraged to involve in research activates and to deliver classes, seminars, and talks on health and drug related issues organized by pharmacy practice department through journal club and continuing education programmes.Students are also encouraged to attend various national and international seminars where they get ample opportunity to interact with experts from all walks of life. Within a short span of six years, department has published more than 100 research publications in various scientific peer reviewed journals. The numerous laurels and credits bagged by our students during the last five years in poster and oral presentation sessions in various conferences is a fine indication that the department sustains high professional standards. The department has given numerous personality development classes for Pharm.D students with the help of external resource persons. Apart from academic activities, the students are provided with oppurtunities to participate in community welfare programmes, so as to instill social commitment in them. Students are also motivated to involve in the preparation of various resource materials of pharmacy practice department such as like hospital formulary, newsletter (Shifa clinpharm), pharmacy practice blog, treatment guidelines, pamphlets etc.

Milestones of Department of Pharmacy practice

2008 - Commencement of M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice).

2009 - Inauguration of Drug information Centre ( 3rd floor,Alshifa hospital)

2010 - Commencement of Pharm D. Course..

2010 - Inaugurated www.clinpharmblogspot.com

2011 -  Hospital formulary First Edition Published

2011 - 1st Batch M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice) Graduated with 100% result.

2011 - Secured Second Rank in  Pharmacy Practice Regular Examination held in April 2011

2011 - Commencement of  Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate)

2011 - Shifa ClinPharm Newsletter First issue published

2012 - Al Shifa College of Pharmacy completed 10 years of meticulous service producing Pharmacy Professionals of highest caliber

2012 - ASHP (National Registry of Hospital Pharmacy) & International Registry of Drug Information Centre( www.dicalshifa.org)

2012 - Guidelines on Type1 &Type 2 Diabetes, Published

2012 - Guidelines on Pharmacovigilence (English and Malayalam) published

2012 -  Guidelines on Smoking cessation Published

2013 - Inauguration of Drug information Centre website- www.dicalshifa.org to interact with  pharmacy professionals’ world over

2013 - Second edition of Hospital formulary published

2013 - First edition of Paediatric formulary published

201 3 - Pathophysiology Quick review Published

2013 - Celebrated world environment day and planted 300 trees in our college campus and locality ( 2013)

2013. - Conducted Massive awareness programme on smoking cessation on world no tobacco day (for more details  www.clinpharmindia.blogspot)(2013)

2013 - Organized one day women's day programmed followed by panel discussion (for more details www.clinpharmindia.blogspot) (2013)

2014 - Guidelines Asthma, Cirrhosis, Urinary Tract Infections, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis,STD, Hepatitis, Peptic Ulcer, Obesity, Family Planning and Epilepsy published

2014 - Secured Second Rank in Pharmacy Practice Regular Examination held in April 2013

2014 -  70 Research publications, 15 podium presentations and 200 poster presentations to departments credit during the last 5 years.(Students have secured First, second and third prize in oral and poster presentation in all these years)

2014 -   Organised 5 continuing education programme for Nurses in Alshifa Hospital

2014 - Organized One Day glaucoma awareness program, one month filariasis awareness programme(Mass Drug Administration program, March 1st to 20th) and one day tuberculosis awareness program( Word TB Day-March 24 -2014

2014 - Organised 8th International Pharmacy Module: 5th, 6th and & 7Th November 2014.

 

 

 
Continuing Education Programme for Nurses   Pharm.D 2nd batch - One day National Training at calicut
 
Release of guidelines on Asthma   Release of guidelines on Pediatric Epilepsy