This module will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work at entry level in a community pharmacy. Typical functions within the community pharmacy include serving and interacting with customers, merchandising products and controlling stock, understanding the product range and the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists, communicating with customers to identify needs and provide appropriate product advice and/or referral.

In this unit, students will be introduced to the chemistry of drugs and drug systems, with particular emphasis on heterocyclic chemistry and the major drug classes, the relationship between activity and functional group chemistry and an introduction to drug design. Also to the SAR and mechanism of action of major drug classes. 

Nervous system and pharmacotherapy II is a concise introduction to drugs that affect the function of the central nervous system.  Narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, anti-Parkinson drugs, psychomotor stimulants, general anaesthetics and ethanol are discussed. 

This course introduces students to the concepts pharmaceutical care. The students will be exposed to responsibilities of a pharmacist in provision of pharmaceutical care including the documentation involved. Students will also be trained to handle medication errors, polypharmacy, adverse drug reactions and drug interactions. 

Topics covered in lectures include an introduction to pre formulation aspects, biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic considerations and stability kinetic principles of conventional as well as novel drug delivery systems.