Social Pharmacy (ER20-15T) Free Notes Download – D. Pharm

 Chapter 1

Introduction to Social Pharmacy

  • Definition and Scope. Social Pharmacy as a discipline and its scope in improving the public health. Role of Pharmacists in Public Health. (2)
  • Concept of Health -WHO Definition, various dimensions, determinants, and health indicators. (3)
  • National Health Policy – Indian perspective (1)
  • Public and Private Health System in India, National Health Mission (2)
  • Introduction to Millennium Development Goals,
    Sustainable Development Goals, FIP Development Goals (1)

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Chapter 2

Preventive healthcare – Role of Pharmacists in the following

  • Demography and Family Planning (3)
  • Mother and child health, importance of breastfeeding, ill effects of infant milk substitutes and bottle feeding (2)
  • Overview of Vaccines, types of immunity and immunization (4)
  • Effect of Environment on Health – Water pollution, importance of safe drinking water, waterborne diseases, air pollution, noise pollution, sewage and solid waste disposal, occupational illnesses, Environmental pollution due to pharmaceuticals (7)
  • Psychosocial Pharmacy: Drugs of misuse and abuse – psychotropics, narcotics, alcohol, tobacco products. Social Impact of these habits on social health and
    productivity and suicidal behaviours (2)

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Chapter 3

Nutrition and Health

  • Basics of nutrition – Macronutrients and Micronutrients (3)
  • Importance of water and fibres in diet (1)
  • Balanced diet, Malnutrition, nutrition deficiency diseases, ill effects of junk foods, calorific and nutritive values of various foods, fortification of food (3)
  • Introduction to food safety, adulteration of foods, effects of artificial ripening, use of pesticides, genetically modified foods (1)
  • Dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, food supplements
    – indications, benefits, Drug-Food Interactions (2)

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Chapter 4

Introduction to Microbiology and common microorganisms (3)

Epidemiology: Introduction to epidemiology, and its applications. Understanding of terms such as epidemic, pandemic, endemic, mode of transmission, outbreak, quarantine, isolation, incubation period, contact tracing, morbidity, mortality, . (2)

Causative agents, epidemiology and clinical presentations and Role of Pharmacists in educating the public in prevention of the following communicable diseases:

  • Respiratory infections – chickenpox, measles, rubella, mumps, influenza (including Avian-Flu, H1N1, SARS, MERS, COVID-19), diphtheria, whooping cough, meningococcal meningitis, acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis, Ebola (7)
  • Intestinal infections – poliomyelitis, viral hepatitis, cholera, acute diarrheal diseases, typhoid, amebiasis, worm infestations, food poisoning (7)
  • Arthropod-borne infections – dengue, malaria, filariasis and, chikungunya (4)
  • Surface infections – trachoma, tetanus, leprosy (2)
  • STDs, HIV/AIDS (3)

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Chapter 5

Introduction to health systems and all ongoing National Health programs in India, their objectives, functioning, outcome, and the role of pharmacists.

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Chapter 6

Pharmacoeconomics – Introduction, basic terminologies, importance of pharmacoeconomics

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