Chapter 1​

Introduction to Social Pharmacy

  • Definition and Scope. Social Pharmacy as a discipline
    and its scope in improving public health. Role of
    Pharmacists in Public Health. (2)
  • Concept of Health -WHO Definition, various
    dimensions, determinants, and health indicators. (3)
  • National Health Policy – Indian perspective (1)
  • Public and Private Health System in India, National
    Health Mission (2)
  • Introduction to Millennium Development Goals,
    Sustainable Development Goals, FIP Development

Chapter 2

Preventive Healthcare – Role of Pharmacists in the

  • Demography and Family Planning (3)
  • Mother and child health, the importance of breastfeeding, ill
    effects of infant milk substitutes and bottle feeding (2)
  • Overview of Vaccines, types of Immunity and
    immunization (4)
  • Effect of Environment on Health Water pollution, the importance of safe drinking water, waterborne diseases, air pollution, noise pollution, sewage and solid waste disposal, occupational illnesses, and Environmental pollution due to pharmaceuticals (7)
  • Psychosocial Pharmacy: Drugs of misuse and abuse psychotropics, narcotics, alcohol, and tobacco products.Social Impact of these habits on social health and productivity and suicidal behaviors (2)

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