(Pharm D. Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs
- Demonstrate knowledge of different classes of drugs including their sources, isolation, purification, identification, physicochemical characterization, analysis and their mechanisms of action
- Identify theories behind drug discovery, design, manufacture and performance of dosage forms in drug delivery and therapeutic effectiveness
- Explain concepts and basic pharmaceutical and biomedical knowledge used for promoting health, diagnosing diseases, prescribing medicines and management of their potential toxicity
- Describe different strategies used in design and implementation of patient-specific and evidence-based medication therapy plans
- Select appropriate methods for extemporaneous compounding of drugs based on knowledge of drug chemical structure, pharmacological activity on various body organs and routes of administration
- Investigate patient records together with reporting recommended medications, necessary laboratory tests and referral
- Dispense medications on prescriptions and other orders according to legal, ethical and professional requirements
- Apply problem solving and research skills for developing and enhancing their own practice-related activities.
- Evaluate, for safety, quality and economy prescriptions and other orders for medicines
- Advise patients and other healthcare professionals about medicines, their use adverse effects and interactions.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, prescribers, supervisors, other health care providers, administrative and supportive personnel within the work environment
- Determine the validity and reliability of drug-related information of variable quality available from the internet or from other reports or communications media
- Participate in continuous reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning to keep pace with recent professional development
- Demonstrate leadership in appropriate circumstances including complex professional and ethical issues taking into account cultural diversity