Lydia College of Pharmacy has a memorandum of understanding with KIMS Hospital Amalapuram for clinical facilities.Practical training
Every student shall be posted in constituent hospital for a period of not less than fifty hours to be covered in not less than 200 working days in each of second, third & fourth year course.
Each student shall submit report duly certified by the preceptor and duly attested by the Head of the Department or Institution as prescribed.
In the fifth year, every student shall spend half a day in the morning hours attending ward rounds on daily basis as a part of clerkship and theory teaching may be scheduled in the afternoon.
The project topic approved by the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution shall be announced to students within one month of commencement of the fifth year classes.
Project work shall be presented in a written report and as a seminar at the end of the year. External and the internal examiners shall do the assessment of the project work.
Project work shall comprise of objectives of the work, methodology, results, discussions and conclusions.
The objectives of the project work is to
Show the evidence of having made accurate description of published work of others and of having recorded the findings in an impartial manner;
and develop the students in data collection, analysis and reporting and interpretation skill
Methodology of the project work shall
Students shall work in groups of not less than two and not more than four under an authorized teacher;
Project topic shall be approved by the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution;
Project work chosen shall be related to the pharmacy practice in community, hospital and clinical setup. It shall be patient and treatment (Medicine) oriented, like drug utilization reviews, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacovigilance or pharmacoeconomics;
Project work shall be approved by the institutional ethics committee;
Student shall present at least three seminars, one in the beginning, one at middle and one at the end of the project work; and
Two-page write-up of the project indicating title, objectives, methodology anticipated benefits and references shall be submitted to the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution.
Reporting of the project work
Student working on the project shall submit jointly to the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution a project report of about 40-50 pages. Project report should include a certificate issued by the authorised teacher, Head of the Department as well as by the Head of the Institution
Project report shall be computer typed in double space using Times Roman font on A4 paper. The title shall be in bold with font size 18, sub-tiles in bold with font size 14 and the text with font size 12. The cover page of the project report shall contain details about the name of the student and the name of the authorised teacher with font size 14.
Submission of the project report shall be done at least one month prior to the commencement of annual or supplementary examination.
Evaluation of the project work. Following methodology shall be adopted for evaluating the project work
Project work shall be evaluated by internal and external examiners.
Students shall be evaluated in groups for four hours (i.e., about half an hour for a group of four students).
Three seminars presented by students shall be evaluated for twenty marks each and the average of best two shall be forwarded to the university with marks of other subjects.
Evaluation shall be done on the following items:
Final evaluation of project work shall be done on the following items:
To provide patient care in cooperation with patients, prescribers, and other members of an inter professional health care team based upon sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data, taking into account relevant legal, ethical, social cultural, economic, and professional issues, emerging technologies, and evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, social or behavioral or administrative, and clinical sciences that may impact therapeutic outcomes.
To manage and use resources of the health care system, in cooperation with patients, prescribers, other health care providers, and administrative and supportive personnel, to promote health; to provide, assess, and coordinate safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution; and to improve therapeutic outcomes of medication use.
To promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in co-operation with patients, communities, at-risk population, and other members of an inter professional team of health care providers
To demonstrate skills in monitoring of the National Health Programmes and schemes oriented to provide preventive and promotive health care services to the community.
To develop leadership qualities to function effectively as a member of the health care team organized to deliver the health and family welfare services in existing socio-economic, political and cultural environment.
To communicate effectively with patients and the community.
All parts of the internship shall be done, as far as possible, in institutions in India. In case of any difficulties, the matter may be referred to the Pharmacy Council of India to be considered on merits.
Where an intern is posted to district hospital for training, there shall be a committee consisting of representatives of the college or university, and the district hospital administration, who shall regulate the training of such trainee. For such trainee a certificate of satisfactory completion of training shall be obtained from the relevant administrative authorities which shall be countersigned by the Principal or Dean of College.