Pharm D Degree at Lahore Medical & Dental College

Doctor of Pharmacy  (Pharm D)


The academic departments at Lahore Pharmacy College cover all of the core and advanced pharmacy subjects to help and develop future leaders and thinkers. Our dedicated faculty and staff work together to give our students the best learning experience possible

Here are the leading departments at LPC that offer our students a comprehensive educational experience to prepare them for rewarding professional careers. These departments focus not only teaching theory but also have a hands-on approach to teaching pharmacy.

We believe that combining different approaches early provides more perspective to the students and serves them well throughout their careers. These are our most prominent departments at Lahore Pharmacy College.

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Basic Medical Sciences

Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy practice is discipline of pharmacy which involves developing the professional role of pharmacist. It links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and is charged with ensuring the save use of medication. The role of pharmacy profession and pharmacist in uplifting health care system has been well established and acknowledged all over the world. The pharmacy profession is well known as a “LIFE SAVING PROFESSION”. The major emphasis of the World Health Organization (WHO) in developing countries to provide prompt and economical means for caring human health. This noble task cannot achieve without Pharmacists because they are only ones who know about drug and related substance.


The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to patient care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.


The vision of department is:

• To change the face of pharmacy through innovations that improve health.
• It is committed to ensure leadership in practice related education, clinical research and professional services in various health care settings.


The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice to prepare graduates to be competitive members of the profession, who can engage in range of clinical pharmacy and community pharmacy services within the health care system and provide advanced patient care. To advance the safe and effective use of medicines to improve health through excellence in patient care, education, research and public service.


• To provide an opportunity to students to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in pharmacy practice.
• To provide qualified and focused professionals in the subject of pharmacy to meet the needs of health care system.
• To teach different methods for exploration, investigation, organization formulation of data and its utilization in practical life, particularly in health field.
• To equip students with knowledge and skills for better planning and management of Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy and Health Medicine.


• Pharmacy Practice-I (Pharmaceutical Mathematics and Biostatistics)
• Pharmacy Practice-II (Dispensing, Community, Social & Administrative Pharmacy)
• Pharmacy Practice-III (Computer and its Applications in Pharmacy)
• Pharmacy Practice-IV (Hospital Pharmacy)
• Pharmacy Practice-V (Clinical Pharmacy-I)
• Pharmacy Practice-VI (Clinical Pharmacy-II)
• Pharmacy Practice-VII (Forensic Pharmacy)
• Pharmacy Practice-VIII (Pharmaceutical Management and Marketing)


Dr. Naeem Mubarak,
Associate Professor,
PhD Pharmacy Practice.


To train our upcoming professionals in evidence-based research involving Clinical drug evaluation: Clinical Trials, Randomized Controlled Trial – (RCT) and its extension to meta-analysis or systematic reviews of several RCTs for documenting the efficacy of drugs; Adverse Drug Reaction research involving methodologies for collecting: Individual case reports of clinical suspicions of adverse drug reactions. Data mining: in adverse drug reaction research —– the search for structures and patterns in large adverse drug reaction databases, (manual inspection no longer being possible). Data mining involves the development, testing and implementation of computer methods, routine algorithms and tools for finding such associations and patterns of associations between drug intake and adverse events. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: measurement of drug concentrations in blood or plasma – Laboratory Methods to perform TDM formulate a clinically relevant problem, design the study that will help to bring further understanding to this problem.


In Lahore Pharmacy College, the department of Pharmaceutics is a place where commitment to excellence is exercised through passion, creativity, collaboration and teamwork of faculty members. The students are also taught about dispensing of raw materials, preparation of drugs in various dosage forms, operating machines and equipment involved in manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Awareness of CGMP’s during formulation, production and packaging.


Pharmaceutics is the discipline which comprises the art and science of preparing and dispensing medicines. Faculty in the department of Pharmaceutics, at Lahore Pharmacy College provides practical knowledge such as drug and disease state information, drug preparation, drug distribution, dosage monitoring services, formulation and development, research and development, production, quality control and assurance for safe and effective distribution of medicines.


Department of pharmaceutics strives to play leading role in Pharmaceutical technology and Industrial Pharmacy.


Department of pharmaceutics seeks to produce highly trained versatile experts in the field of pharmaceutics with learning, achievement and professional competency.


• Training of students about the pre-formulation processing of various dosage forms and knowledge of latest technology.
• To produce skilled pharmacists for pharmaceutical industries, drug quality control organizations and drug research.


• Pharmaceutics-I (Physical Pharmacy)
• Pharmaceutics-II (Dosage Forms Science)
• Pharmaceutics-III (Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology)
• Pharmaceutics-IV (Industrial Pharmacy)
• Pharmaceutics-V (Biopharmaceutics)
• Pharmaceutics-VI (Pharmaceutical Quality Management)
• Pharmaceutics-VII (Pharmaceutical Technology)


Dr. Asad Majeed Khan,
Associate Professor,
PhD Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Lahore Pharmacy College is enthusiastic, vibrant and flourishing department with motivated teaching faculty with their diverse teaching capabilities. Staff of the department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is entirely supporting and encouraging to the pharmacy students in learning various techniques such as drug synthesis, determination of its purity, comprehensive understanding of the chemical structure of the drug by various instrumental techniques.
As per the curriculum by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan for the students of Doctor of Pharmacy five-year program, students are outfitted with proper handling of sophisticated instruments particularly in chromatography, spectroscopy, titrimetric analysis, polarography etc.


Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a branch of applied chemistry, which embraces Pharmaceutical Organic chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Instrumental chemistry and Medicinal chemistry. Five year’s instruction in various laboratories of the department of pharmaceutical chemistry, the students should be able to identify functional groups, molecular structures, and synthesis of compounds as well as develop biochemical actions of different drugs in the presence of various pathological conditions. Ultimately, there will be a lot of scope in different fields such as quality control labs, drug testing centers, hospital pathology laboratory and in research and development.


The prestigious Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry at Lahore Pharmacy College provides distinctive platform for multidisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge perception. Incorporating passionate teaching and research environment for distinguished pharmacist of the future. The state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to pursue contemporary, innovative and challenging research converging the interest of pharmaceutical industry and international research collaborations in the field of Drug development and Quality assurance to enhance excellence of future prospects.


Our aims and objective are to produce scholars in pharmacy with complete grip on concepts of pharmaceutical chemistry regarding practical and theoretical awareness, such as;

• Significant practical training, especially in volumetric and titrimetric techniques, instrumental techniques such as UV/Visible spectroscopy, chromatography, polarography and pH meter to identify, assay and estimate the purity of drugs and other pharmaceuticals.
• Extensive training in pharmaceutical analysis, including method development by spectrophotometer, FTIR, HPLC, etc.
• Industrial attachment that enables students to gain valuable experience and establish networking with the industry.


• Pharmaceutical Chemistry-I (Organic Chemistry)
• Pharmaceutical Chemistry-II (Biochemistry)
• Pharmaceutical Chemistry-III (Pharmaceutical Analysis)
• Pharmaceutical Chemistry-IV (Medicinal Chemistry)

Dr. Khuram Ashfaq,
Associate Professor,
PhD Pharmaceutical Chemistry.


The department of Pharmacognosy at Lahore Pharmacy College is a unit that provides excellent academic environment. The faculty is well equipped with skills such as phytochemical analysis of plant extracts, isolation of natural product, preparation and development of herbal formulation/s.


Pharmacognosy is the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs and drug substance. Pharmacognosy has broad scope in the field of pharmacy such as,

• Isolation or analysis of phytochemicals
• Structural activity relationship
• Natural products as model for synthesis of new drugs
• Drugs of direct therapeutic importance
• Biosynthetic pathways investigation
• Cultivation and collection of medicinal plants
• Preparations of herbal formulations


To be a dominant department in research and educating pharmacy students in the field of pharmacopoeial identification, quality evaluation, pharmacognostical and chemical analyses on various herbal drugs.


To establish link between academic and practical knowledge through an extensive knowledge with respect to the application of medicinal plants and its modernization.


• To provide easy understanding of the concept to students such as chemical and therapeutic classification of drugs, isolation of plant constituents and identification of novel compounds in natural product.
• To create bridge between scholars and students for promoting research.


• Pharmacognosy-I (Basic)
• Pharmacognosy-II (Advanced)


Dr. Saima Rubab,
Associate Professor,
PhD Pharmacognosy.

Basic Medical Sciences

Basic Medical Sciences department at Lahore Pharmacy College is a dynamic and flourishing department having faculty members who possess diverse teaching and research skills.

As per the guidelines provided by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan in the syllabus of Pharm-D program, undergraduate students are not only being equipped with proper animal handling skills, but also new experiments are being designed time to time to keep students up to date with modern research trends.
Students are encouraged to associate with faculty members in learning various Physiology & Pharmacological in vivo and in vitro research skills, such as, natural product drug discovery, standardization of anti-microbial assays, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, acute toxicity, and immunomodulatory assays.


Our vision is to be a leading department by cultivating and encouraging a learning environment where in depth knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Pathology could be gained and diverse research skills could be generated.


Our mission is to improve the education and knowledge of Basic medical sciences and inspire to develop highly skilled pharmacists trained with values and competences required to implement the knowledge of clinical Pharmacology in pharmaceutical industry, Hospital & overall healthcare system.


The newly established department is charged with the responsibility of improving the quality and relevance of basic medical sciences education for pharmacy students.

• The department aims to ensure quality teaching & research training to our students at Lahore Pharmacy College.
• Our blended faculty creates a unique environment to perform cutting-edge collaborative and interdisciplinary research aimed at investigating fundamental biological questions and finding solutions to challenges in metabolic and cardiovascular as well as neurological and infectious diseases.
• The BMS faculty also teaches and provides curricular leadership to support the educational mission of the college.


• Physiology
• Anatomy & Histology
• Pathology
• Pharmacology & Therapeutics -I (Basic)
• Pharmacology & Therapeutics -II (Advanced)


Dr. Hira Asif,
Assistant Professor,
PhD Pharmacology.


For post-graduate Research Pharmacology, the following areas will be under consideration and over the time facilities will be developed in this regard.

This will include from Basics to Advance:

• Experimental Animals & their Methods of Handling.
• Experimental model development for Anti-inflammatory studies, Diuretic studies, Anti-diarrheal studies, Anti-diabetic studies etc.
• Isolated tissue Studies
• Bio availability studies
• Dose-Response Curves (to evaluate Potency & Efficacy of the drugs)
• Immunomodulatory studies (Immunotherapy, Immunomodulation’s, Immunoprophylaxis)
• Toxicological studies (which includes both environmental & clinical aspects of toxicological processes to evaluate the safety of potential drug)
• Molecular Pharmacology (Drug resistance & characterization of drug resistant genes & antibiotic reversal, anti-viral activity, Drug – Receptor Interaction & Gene expression, Characterization of drug resistant Proteins & Nucleic Acids.

Biochemical Techniques for Molecular Pharmacology:

• Separation, Purification and Characterization of drug resistant Proteins, Nucleic Acids and Phospholipids,
• Sequencing and Synthesis of Nucleic Acids and Peptides (biotechnologically advanced drugs)
• Study of Drugs Metabolism and relevant enzyme.
• Radioimmunoassay, Radio labelling, Fluorescent Spectroscopy and Immunodetection of drugs.
• Preparation and evaluation of biologics (vaccines, antimicrobial factors)
• Pharmacokinetic research: In vivo research is often combined with experimental studies in-vitro and in silico (computational medicine

– Direct use of computer simulation in the treatment or prevention of a disease)understanding the molecular mechanisms & also in designing genotyping or phenotyping tests to observe intra- and inter individual differences in pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics, forecast drug response & to differentiate between genetic and non-genetic modifiers of the outcome of drug treatment.

• Neuropharmacology (which includes, Principles used in experimental neuropharmacology, Central & Peripheral Neurotransmission, Pain Models & Neurotoxicity) – to study effect of various analgesics on pain sensitivity, to study effect of drugs on spontaneous motor activity and evaluating their nature as CNS stimulants or depressants, Local anesthetic effect, Induction & recovery time for various volatile general anesthetics, to study anti-parkinsonian activity e.g. using Phenothiazine induced catatonia, to evaluate antiepileptic activity of a drug e.g. using chemical induced convulsion methods, to study effect of various tranquillizers and sedatives on motor coordination e.g. using Rota rod test in rodents, to study effect of drugs on depression e.g. using forced swim test, to study pharmacology of abused drugs e.g. study of Induction of Physical Dependence with opioids).

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