Hope College Teaching and Research Centre have been conducting the diploma in Pharmacy Program from 2002  with the philosophy of development and growth of pharmacy as a profession. The approach is based on the preventive, curative, promotive and rehabilitative aspect of drug use in health care. An internship in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy with pass marks is required for graduation. Hope College, Department of Pharmacy educates its students to achieve the following objectives:

  • To prepare a professional diploma in Pharmacy assistant with a positive attitude towards profession and ambiance.
  • To develop skill and knowledge in pharmacy manpower to manage the rational supply of Pharmaceuticals and to promote rational use of medicine within the health care system or at private Pharmacies.
  • To provide qualified supportive technical manpower to fulfill the needs of drug manufacturing, quality control, and drug control.
  • To prepare professionals for providing quality dispensing and health service to people in the hospital and community settings.
  • To establish interprofessional collaboration with other health professionals for the quality health care system.
  • To develop pharmaceutical's human resources in order to assist in the production and quality assurance of the pharmaceutical industry.

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) is a two-year academic program streamlined to endow in-depth knowledge of science and technique behind the formulation of pharmacy practice and medicine management. The programme fundamentally provides an overview of the conjecture principles and practices implicated in the science of pharmacy including core subjects like Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmacognosy Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics.

The curriculum and syllabi for the programme are as per the Pharmacy Council of Nepal the statutory body governing pharmacy profession in Nepal. In this programme, students will gain insights into the chemical and physical properties chemical structure and use of pharmaceutical formulae. The programme encompasses knowledge about the natural medicines which are obtained from plants animals marine and biological sources.

In addition, the programme focuses on imparting knowledge about drugs used for different diseases dosage absorption mechanism of action drug interaction adverse reaction. Candidates seeking advance knowledge in the discipline can apply for higher education.

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