Community Pharmacy


1. Definition, Scope of Community Pharmacy
Roles and Responsibilities of Community pharmacist
Community Pharmacy Management
a) Selection of site, Space Layout, and Design
b) Staff, Materials-coding, Stocking
c) Legal Requirements
d) Maintenance of various registers
e) Use of computers: Business and Health care soft wares
2. Prescriptions - Parts of Prescription, legality and identification of medication related problems like drug interactions
Inventory Contorl in Commnity Pharmacy
Definition, various methods of Inventory Control
ABC, VED, EOQ, Lead Time, Safety Stock
Pharmaceutical Care
Definition and Principles of Pharmaceutical Care
3. Patient Counselling
Definition, Outcomes, various stages, Barriers, Strategies to overcome barriers, Patient Information Leaflets- Content, Design and Layouts, Advisory labels
Definition, Factors affecting medication adherence, role of pharmacist in improving the adherence
Health Screening Services
Definition, Importance, Methods for screening
Blood Pressure/ blood sugar/ Lung function and Cholesterol testing
4. OTC Medication- Definition, OTC medication list and counselling
Health Education
WHO definition of health, and health promotion, care for children, pregnant and breast feeding women, and geriatric patients
Commonly occuring Communicable Diseases, Causative agents, Clinical Presentations and Prevent of communicable diseases- Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Typhoid, Amoebiasis, Malaria, Leprosy, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and AIDS
Balance diet, and treatment & prevention of deficiency disorders
Family planning - role of pharmacist
5. Responding to symptoms of minor ailments
Relevant pathophysiology, common drug therapy to, Pain,
GI disturbances (Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Diarrhea, Constipation), Pyrexia, Opthalmic symptoms, Worms Infestations. Essential Drugs concept and Rational Drug Therapy- Role of community pharmacist
Code of ethics for community pharmacists