1. Detailed syllabus and lecture wise schedule

Research Methodology

a) Types of clinical study designs:

Case studies, observational studies, interventional studies

b) Designing the methodology

c) Sample size determination and Power of a study

Determination of sample size for simple comparative experiments, determination of sample size to obtain a confidence interval of specified width, power of a study

d) Report writing and presentation of data

2. Biostatistics

2.1 a) Introduction

b)Types of data distribution

c) Measures describing the central tendency distributions- average, median, mode

d) Measurement of the spread of data - range, variation of mean, standard deviation, variance, coefficient of variation, standard error of mean.

3. Basic of testing hypothesis

a) Null hypothesis, level of significance, power of test, P value, statistical estimation of confidence intervals.b) Level of significance (Parametric data)- students t test (paired and unpaired), chi square test, Analysis of variance (one-way and two-way)

c) Level of significance (Non-parametric data) - sign test, Wilcoxan's signed rank test, Wilcoxan rank sum test, Mann Whiteney U test, Krushkal-Wall is test (one way ANOVA)

d) Linear regression and correlation- Introduction, Pearsonn's and Spearmann's correlation and correlation co-efficent.

e) Introduction to statistical sofware: SPSS, Epi Info, SAS.

4. Statistical methods in epidemiology

Incidence and prevalence, relative risk, attributable risk

5. Computer applications in pharmacy

Computer system in Hospital Pharmacy: Patterns of computer use in Hospital Pharmacy- Patient record database management, Medication order entry-Drug labels and list- Intravenous solution and admixture, patient medication profiles, Inventroy control, Management report and statistics.

Computer in Community Pharmacy

Computerizing the Prescription Dispensing process

Use of computers for Pharmaceutical care in community pharmacy accounting and general ledger system

Drug Information Retrieval and Storage:

Introduction-Advantages of Computerized Literature Retrival

Use of Computerized Retrieval