Department of Pharmacy
Pharmacy is the art and science of preparing and dispensing medications, and the provision of drug related information to the public. It is a multidisciplinary field and has the potential to bring about revolutionary changes in significantly increasing pharmaceutical production and alleviation of diseases. It is that health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of Pharmaceutical Drugs. It involves the interpretation of Prescription orders; Compounding, Labeling and Dispensing of Drugs; Drug Products Selection and Drug Utilization Reviews; Patient Monitoring and Interpretation; and the Provision of cognitive services related to the use of Medications and related Devices.
Going to clinical aspects of the profession, we have launched 5-years Pharm-D (Doctor of Pharmacy) Program (Credit Hours 192; Revised 198) as per the requirements of Pakistan Pharmacy Council and Higher Education Commission. As research is the key pillar of any higher educational Institution, Looking to this aspect, in near future Pharmacy Department will start M.Phil/PhD programs in various research areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences. As the area (Dir Kohistan) is full of rich biodiversity, the Department will strongly facilitate in exploring this virgin flora for high valued novel natural compounds/drugs.
The Department has experienced, professionally competent and qualified faculty members including Six Ph.D. Faculty Member) and four M.Phil. One Faculty members is abroad on study leave for Ph.D. under HEC faculty development program. Currently three Faculty members are Ph.D. Scholars and pursuing their study in Pakistan. The Department have will equipped Laboratories namely, Basic Medical Sciences, Industrial, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Quality Control, Instrumentation, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Computer/IT Laboratories. The Department also have a separate Seminar Library (More than 3000 books in hard form as well as in soft form)& an animal house.The Department of Pharmacy is fully committed to implement the policies/guidelines of Pharmacy Council of Pakistan, Higher Education Commission and SBBU for the promotion of quality education and production of quality graduates.
The overall aim is to produce quality of Professional Graduates so that they may accomplish their tasks successfully and to serve the humanity to the best of their competencies and skills provided to them by applyingdifferent approaches to ensures that "all people attain the highest possible level of health".
The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as pharmaceutical preparation, compounding and dispensing of medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care system, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are drug therapy experts, and the primary health professionals who optimize medication management to produce positive health outcomes. So pharmacist is a very important and learned member of the health care team. There are various fields where a Pharmacist can serve his profession, some of which are, Community Pharmacy, Nutritional counseling, women welfare pregnancy and infant care, Rational use of drugs, Sexually transmitted diseases-AIDS, Alcohol, drug abuse and smoking cessation, Family Planning, Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, Academic Pharmacy, Disease state Management, Clinical Interventions, Pharmacist Attorneys, Regulatory Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical care, Incompatibility, Drug discovery and evaluation, Adverse reaction, Drug-drug interaction, Drug- food interactions etc.
The Department of Pharmacy is committed to the production of well-rounded international standard graduates in all areas of Pharmacy practices including Clinical pharmacy, Pharmaceutical care units, Industrial pharmacy, Pharmaceutical marketing, Quality Control and Community Pharmacy / Retail Pharmacy. We will maintain high level of integrity and responsibility at individual and Professional level; and to conduct quality research, as well as offer consultancy to local industries and institutions to participate in community development projects. Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders and decision makers seeking to improve the health of the community through outstanding basic and clinical knowledge of Pharmaceutical science.