The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice was firstly established in 2004.Three principal domains are embedded in department policy including:
1. Education (in two main domains): Teaching and training of Pharm.D. students as well as Ph.D. students in clinical pharmacy specialty. Off note, Ph.D. training course has been commenced in 2014. The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice renders a residency program for graduated Pharm.D. students which leads to a specialized degree in “clinical pharmacy or Pharmacotherapy”. The residency program was designed to be completed through full-time rotations in 5 years. The department also provides therapeutic courses for educating Pharm.D. students.
2. Research: Generate and disseminate knowledge to advance patient care, medication safety, disease prevention and treatment, health care cost-effectiveness and quality, and pharmacy education.
3. Public health: Clinical Pharmacy division provides evidence-based patients care that optimizes medication use across all healthcare contexts and especially tertiary referral hospital.
Optimal goal in clinical pharmacy department is to advance the precise, safe, and effective use of medicines to improve health through excellence in patient care, education, research, and public service.
Some undergoing activities in clinical pharmacy department have been summarized as:
Patient Care Area: Being an integral member of the healthcare team responsible for the outcomes associated with the medication use process.
• Recognizing that the pharmacy staff is our most important resource
•Taking part in and accepting responsibility for optimal therapeutic outcomes including promoting wellness
• Fostering an environment that promotes the safe, efficacious, and cost-effective use of medications
• Improving the medication use process to enhance continuity of care
• Recruiting and retaining highly qualified pharmacists and supportive personnel
• Optimizing health outcomes through partnerships with patients, caregivers, health care professionals, policy makers, and health plans
• Ensuring precise, safe, and effective therapy through secure and reliable medication prescribing, supply, and delivery systems
Education Area: Fostering an environment designed to advance knowledge of the rational use of medications.
• Mentoring and training staff members to enhance their professional development
• Educating patients and healthcare professionals on the safe use of medications
• Providing health education programs to the community to prevent disease and promote public health
• Ensuring high quality care through the education of students, residents, and staff
• Educating students and pharmacists to apply evidence-based approaches to practice
• Developing students and pharmacists to become leaders in all practice settings
• Providing educational programs to the public at large
Research Area: Making sound decisions supported by evidence based medicine through research on medication use and patient safety
• Developing and conducting research to improve the safety and efficiency of the medication use system
• Utilizing research methods to identify the most cost effective use of medications
• Initiating and supporting interdisciplinary collaborative research
• Applying new knowledge to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovative health care delivery models, pharmacy education models, and health policy
Model pharmacy: An educational pharmacy wherein different categories of medications have been provided for developing the real condition pharmacy and facilitating the pharmacy student’s education.