B. Pharmacy

B. Pharmacy focuses on pharmaceutical sciences, medication development, and patient care in the field of pharmacy.

About B. Pharmacy

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in Nepal has been a pioneer in health professions education for the last three decades. With a commitment to producing skilled Human Resources for Health (HRH) according to the nation’s changing needs, IOM launched the Bachelor of Pharmacy Program in 2000 AD (2057 BS). This move was in response to the country’s growing demand for high-quality pharmacy professionals, in line with the National Drug Policy of 1995 and regional-level policies to enhance pharmaceutical education.

National Model College for Advanced Learning (NMCAL), established in 2007 AD, operates under the NIST Foundation and is affiliated with IOM, Tribhuvan University. NMCAL has been offering the Bachelor of Pharmacy program since its inception, aiming to produce globally competent pharmacists. This 4-year course is designed to cultivate expertise in drug-related fields such as manufacturing, compounding, dispensing, and rational drug use counseling. Pharmacists, who form a crucial part of the Patient-Pharmacist-Physician triad, play a pivotal role in medication management and therapy. They possess comprehensive knowledge of various aspects of medicines, including mechanisms of action, uses, preparation, storage, interactions, adverse effects, and drug formulation quality control.

The program’s multidisciplinary approach, with a focus on research-oriented subjects, is geared towards meeting the demands of the field and producing capable professionals who bridge the gap between health sciences and the molecular realm.

Objective of the program

The objective of B. Pharma program is to produce qualified pharmacists who could provide pharmaceutical   services, research and education in the capacity of:

  • Community and hospital pharmacist
  • Herbal drug development experts
  • Drug/medicines regulators
  • Managers of pharmaceutical services
  • Specialists in various scientific aspects of pharmacy

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates willing to join the BPharm program must fulfill certain criteria:

  1. They should have successfully completed a Certificate in Pharmacy from the Institute of Medi-cine (IOM) or a university recognized by Tribhuvan University (TU). OR,
  2. They should have passed the I. SC. or 10+2 (Biology Group) or an equivalent degree from a board, institution, or university recognized by Tribhuvan University (TU).
  3. They should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the I. SC. or 10+2 or Certificate in Phar-macy or its equivalent.
  4. Candidates from the I. SC. and 10+2 science background should not exceed the age of 25. How-ever, there is no age limit for students with a Certificate in Pharmacy.

Expected Outcomes

  • Maintain professionalism and respect
  • Understand pharmacy’s scientific basis
  • Apply knowledge creatively in various pharmacy areas
  • Analyze national drug policies and regulations
  • Lead collaborative research projects
    Solve problems using knowledge and skills
  • Handle drug-related tasks confidently
  • Communicate effectively with healthcare professionals
  • Work in clinical settings as part of a team
  • Assess drug interactions and compatibility
  • Provide drug information to users and healthcare personnel
  • Monitor and implement drug policies
  • Plan and evaluate pharmacies and industries
  • Conduct research in pharmaceutical fields
  • Teach in educational institutions
  • Assess drug quality using various methods
  • Ensure quality assurance in drug industry
  • Inspect manufacturing, storage, and distribution
  • Manage production, marketing, and quality control

Course Outline

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