The department of pharmacy practice was established in the year 2012 with the objective of optimizing drug utilization and train the students to provide quality health care services.Department of pharmacy practice is located in a 450 bedded multi-specialty tertiary care St. James Hospital complex. The department caters to the needs of the clinicians and patients by undertaking services such as medication therapy management, patient counseling, drug Information services, medication reconciliation, pharmacovigilance, health screening program, community outreach program and continuing Pharmacy education program.
The department is well equipped to provide optimum patient care and to train the students. Department of Pharmacy Practice is fortified with well-furnished LCD assisted lecture halls and staff rooms. Library is well equipped with 300 text books and 10 computers with internet facility. Drug information and patient counselling Centre are located on the ground floor of the hospital close to the pharmacy which is supported with Data base of Lexi Comp. All the activities are well documented in the department.
The department is publishing the newsletter every 6 months with relevant medical updates and department activities. Till today, the department has published 11 issues of newsletter and circulated throughout India.