To enhance patientís health-related quality of life by taking leadership in promoting rational use of medicines.
To promote the knowledge, skill, attitude, abilities and values necessary to the provision of pharmaceutical care for the practice of pharmacy.
     

The Department of Pharmacy Practice came into existence in September 2001 at Victoria Hospital, Bangalore.

The Department has a well established drug information centre with good source of information for all healthcare professionals.

It has been recognized as the peripheral centre by CDSCO, New Delhi, as a part of the National Pharmacovigilance Programme for monitoring adverse drug reactions.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice started clinical pharmacy services, drug information centre and adverse drug reaction monitoring at St. Martha's Hospital in the year 2004.

The Department started adverse drug reaction monitoring at Sagar Apollo Hospital in the year 2007.

The faculty of the Department has the expertise to take up projects in the areas of Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Population Pharmacokinetics, Drug Utilization Evaluation, Adverse Drug Reaction monitoring, Improving the Quality of life of Patients through Patient Education and Preparation of Guidelines for the rational use of antibiotics.

The Department is publishing quarterly bulletin namely “Pharmacy Practice Communique” which carries information on the latest therapy of interest, new drug, query of the month, adverse drug reactions reported to the Department in that quarter, drugs approved in India and banned drugs.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice obtained a grant from WHO India Country Office to organize a workshop on “Pharmacoeconomics and its Application in Drug Supply Management” in collaboration with Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), WHO India Country Office. The Department will be helping in publishing a quarterly journal namely “Indian journal of pharmacy practice” of APTI.

Principal & HOD
:
Dr. Shobha Rani R. Hiremath
Asst. Professor
:
Dr. Ramjan Shaikh
Lecturer
:
Ms. Mahvash Iram
Lecturer
:
Mrs. T.Vithya
Lecturer
:
Mr. Mohammed Kazim Sheriff
Lecturer
:
Mr. Anas Abdul Salam