Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Pharmacists are a member of the health care team as the experts in medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) address the role of pharmacists that is the drug therapy manager, involving responsibilities to ensure that wherever medicines are provided and used, quality products are selected, procured, stored, distributed, dispensed and administered so that they contribute to the health of patients, and not to their harm.

Also, the scope of pharmacy practice now includes patient-centered care with all the cognitive functions of counseling, providing drug information and monitoring drug therapy, as well as technical aspects of pharmaceutical services, including medicines supply management. It is in the additional role of managing drug therapy that pharmacists can now make a vital contribution to patient care. (WHO/FIP, 2006)

The concept of the “seven-star pharmacist” was introduced by WHO and taken up by FIP in 2000 in its policy statement on Good Pharmacy Education Practice to cover these roles: caregiver, decision-maker, communicator, manager, life-long learner, teacher and leader. Now WHO and FIP add the function of the pharmacist as a researcher.

Curriculum Road Map

Philosophy

THE UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM DALTA believes and invokes Divine Guidance in the betterment of the quality of life through national development and transformation, which are predicated upon the quality of education of its people. Towards, this end, the institution is committed to the ideals of teaching, community service, and research as it nurtures the value of `Helpers of God` with “Character Building is Nation Building” as its guiding principle.

Vision

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA College of Pharmacy dedicates itself in preparing pharmacy students to meet the competencies required in the areas of drug manufacture and dispensing, clinical and pharmaceutical research and community and professional health care service for both the present and the future.

Mission

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA College of Pharmacy offers its students an education that will prepare them to become competent pharmacists who are patient-oriented and equipped with moral, ethical and caring values and concern for human health care issues.

The College develops quality graduates who possess sound scientific knowledge base; well-developed clinical, research and pharmaceutical manufacturing expertise; critical thinking and problem solving capabilities; and effective communication skills.

The mission is accomplished by providing an education which is values-oriented and consistent with the Perpetualite mission and vision to provide excellent and quality education.

FACILITIES

Why Study Pharmacy in Perpetual Help?

If you are empathic and compassionate to people…  if you want a diverse and rewarding career , with opportunities for patient care, scientific research and innovation… if you want to make patients’ life healthier and longer… then the PHARMACY career is for you!  Learn more about PHARMACY and what Pharmacists do.

PHARMACY IS…

  • a licensed health profession in which pharmacists provide information regarding medication to patients and health care professionals.

PHARMACISTS ARE…

  • “medication experts”, concerned with disease state management and safe guarding the public’s health in matters relating to medication distribution and use. Patients do best when pharmacists are part of their healthcare teams.
  • While responsibilities vary among the different areas of pharmacy practice, the bottom line is that pharmacists help patients get well.
  • Pharmacists are accessible in all healthcare settings: inpatient, ambulatory and community settings. They are available to see patients at convenient times every day of the week, during morning, evening and weekend hours, and without an appointment. They practice in nearly all areas and specialties in healthcare – sometimes behind the scenes and not obvious to the public eye, but as the medication expert on the healthcare team, pharmacists are necessary in all facets of healthcare.

Pharmacist responsibilities…

  • include a range of care for patients, from dispensing medications to monitoring patient health and progress to optimize their response to medication therapies.
  • educate patients on the use of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, as well as provide population based care in institutional settings.
  • educate and advise physicians, nurses, and other health professionals on medication therapy decisions.

provide expertise about the composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties and their manufacture and use. They ensure drug purity and strength and make sure that drugs do not interact in a harmful way. They are ultimately concerned about their patients’ health and wellness.

Career Opportunities

  1. Community Pharmacist
  2. Drug Store Owner / Manager
  3. Pharmacy Assistant
  4. Hospital/Clinical Pharmacist
  5. Regulatory Pharmacist
  6. Company Pharmacist
  7. Clinical Reseach Assistant
  8. Quality Control / Assurance Inspector
  9. Production Pharmacist
  10. Medical Representative
  11. Professor / Instructor / Lecturer
  12. Food & Drug Regulations Officer

ACTIVITIES

Clinical Graduation