Assignments for PG Students in Homoeopathic Pharmacy

students9Dr A B Ram Jyothis  

MD Part-I     18 months
Clinical Posting: 3 days a week in OPD & IPD, Mobile Clinics, Medical   Camps, School Health Services
Works in the Department: 3 days a week

  • Theory Class 1hr / week for each student on rotation basis for UG
  • Practical Class 2hr / week for each student on rotation basis for UG
  • Group Discussion
  • Journal club
  • Subject Seminar
  • Topic Discussions

1. Principles of Homoeopathy, its chronology of Development, Integration of above principles in Homoeopathic Pharmacy,
Post-Hahnemannian Pharmacy  (6 weeks)

2.Introduction,common names, abbreviations and various uses of drugs (5 weeks)

3. Classification of drugs and biological, mechanical, chemical, toxicology properties and characteristics.  (2 weeks)

4. Knowledge of pace, depth, intensity & miasmatic action of drugs, differentiating the drug action in relation with other systems   (6 weeks)

5. Knowledge of allied sciences which helps in identification of drug substances    (3 weeks)

6. Collection, preparation, preservation of Homoeopathic drugs   (6weeks)

7. Sources classification, uses and standardization of vehicles (8 weeks)

8. Homoeopathic drug proving, sphere of actions and affinities, proving on healthy beings, animals and reproving. (4 weeks)

1. Pharmacognostic study of various parts of drugs:    Microscopic study of organized crude drugs

  • Microscopic study of unorganized crude drugs
  • Determination of leaf surface data (leaf constants)       (12 weeks)

2. General Laboratory Methods        (3 weeks)

3. To prepare mother tincture, mother solution and mother substance from different crude drugs, according to old Hahnemannian method & new methods        (6 weeks)

Drug Proving: Proving / Reproving of minimum 3 drugs by each student
Synopsis writing

MD Part-II   18 months
Homoeo – Manufactory posting: 2 days a week

  • To acquire knowledge on identification, collection, preparation, potentization, preservation of drugs.
  • To acquire knowledge on standardization of drugs and vehicles through analytical methods and techniques.

Training in Production Unit

  • Training in Quality Control Section
  • Practical Works in Labeling & Packaging Unit

Works in the Department: 4 day a week

  • Theory Class 1hr / week for each student on rotation basis for UG
  • Practical Class 2hr / week for each student on rotation basis for UG

 Group Discussions
Journal Club
Topic Discussions         18 months

1. Potency, Posology, duration of action  (4 weeks)

2. Potentization, Prescription, dispensing of Homoeopathic medicines.     (6 week)

3. Experimental pharmacology Absorption, distribution of Drugs Bio-transformation and excretion of Drugs, Mechanism of drug action and factors modifying drug action, Bio-availability of drugs, Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR), Factors affecting dose of a drug, ED50, LD50

Toxicology studies, Development of new drugs, Composition of some physiological salt solutions, Physiological data on laboratory animals

Animal House Facility – Guidelines, Ethical requirements for drug studies on animals and human beings, Animal behavioral models for Testing

Models for learning and memory processes       (12 weeks)

4. Drugs laws and legislation to Homoeopathic pharmacy: A basic idea about The drugs and cosmetic act 1940 (23 of 1940); The prevention of illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act 1988 (46 of 1988); The drugs and control act 1950 (26 of 1950); The drugs and magic remedies (objectionable advertisement)act 1954 (21 of 1954); The medicinal and toilet preparation (excise duties) act 1955 (16 of 1955); The poison act 1919 (12 of 1919); The Homoeopathic Central Council act 1973 (59 of 1973); The pharmacy act 1948 (8 of 1948)                              (12 weeks)

A general idea about the rules and regulation made under the above said Central acts on the subject and concerned state acts and regulation

5. Industrial pharmacy: Pharmaceutical dosage forms – solid, liquid, & semisolid, Mixing and Milling, Processing of tablets, capsules, Pharmaceutical Management, Production Management, Finance Management, Material Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Drug Store, Costing & Pricing      (12 weeks)

6. Pharmaceutical Analysis     (8 weeks)
7. Different Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeias   (8 weeks)

1. Phytochemical screening of different drugs  12 weeks
2. Extraction methods                                               04 weeks

3. Spectroscopy:
Visible / UV spectroscopy, Nephlo-Turbidimetry
Electro-chemical Analysis: Potentiometry / pH apparatus
Chromatography: TLC, Column chromatography, Paper chromatography   (8 weeks)

4. In estimating and controlling the quality of the vehicles and all finished medicinal preparations.   (4 weeks)

5.To develop skills in using educational methods and different techniques applicable in teaching Homoeopathic students and its practitioners.   (24 weeks)

6. To ascertain the quality of drugs by physical and analytical process with the help of instruments and chemicals respectively.   (10 weeks)

7. Experiments on Isolated preparations

  • Pharmacology of Central Nervous System:
  • Actophotometer, Rotarod apparatus, hot plate method, Anti- inflammatory screening, Anti-convulsant activity
  • Pharmacology of GIT: Ulcer protective activity
  • Mydriatic effect of herbal extracts, Hepatoprotective activity,    Antidiabetic activity, Antilipidemic activity, Acute toxicity studies etc     (12 weeks)

Pharmaceutical visit to 5 industries and report writing.
Field Works in the Herbal Garden on regular basis
Drug store management in pharmacies & dispensaries
Dissertation Writing          

Dr.A.B.Ram Jyothis .MD (Hom) Pharm.
Fr.Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospitals
Derelekatte, Mangalore.
Mob : 09980995634

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