Evidence based medicine and pharmacy curriculum: an insight into Indian perspective

Authors

  • Viji Pulikkel Chandran Viji Pulikkel Chandran, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, 576104, Karnataka, India
  • Sohil Khan Sohil Khan, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Quality Use of Medicines Network, Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Girish Pai Kulyadi Girish Pai Kulyadi, Department of Pharmaceutics, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, 576104, Karnataka, India
  • Elsa Sanatombi Devi Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, 576104, Karnataka, India
  • Girish Thunga Girish Thunga, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, 576104, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v19i4.46613

Keywords:

Evidence based medicine; Evidence based practice; Pharmacy curriculum; Pharmacy education; Teaching

Abstract

World Health Organization recommends doctor population ratio as 1: 1000 and in India the ratio is 0.62: 1000. With the ever growing population and tremendous patient pool in India the significant challenge faced by clinicians is lack of skilled allied health professionals who can assist in providing timely, unbiased, critically appraised health information. Pharmacists are the most accessible health professionals and thereby crucial in facilitating rational medication usage and working closely with the public and multidisciplinary health care team. The goal of patient care can be achieved through the focused skill development programs embedded in health students’ curriculum. Indian pharmacy curriculum should be fostered with inclusion of evidence based medicine focused training programs, workshops, case studies, digital stories, e - pocket cards and simulations. This article represents current status of evidence based medicine learning and teaching in Indian pharmacy curriculum.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.19(4) 2020 p.603-608

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Published

2020-04-12

How to Cite

Chandran, V. P., Khan, S., Kulyadi, G. P., Devi, E. S., & Thunga, G. (2020). Evidence based medicine and pharmacy curriculum: an insight into Indian perspective. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 19(4), 603–608. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v19i4.46613

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Review Article