SYLLABUS

DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (PART-I)

Chapter-1

Definition, history, present status and scope of Pharmacognosy

Chapter-2

Classification of drugs:
Alphabetical
Taxonomical
Morphological
Pharmacological
Chemical
Chemo-taxonomical

 

Chapter-3

Quality control of crude drugs | Adulteration | Evaluation of crude drugs

Chapter-4

Brief outline of occurrence, distribution, isolation, identification tests, therapeutic activity and pharmaceutical applications of alkaloids, terpenoids, glycosides, volatile oils, tannins and resins.

Chapter-5

Brief outline of occurrence, distribution, isolation, identification tests, therapeutic activity and pharmaceutical applications of alkaloids, terpenoids, glycosides, volatile oils, tannins and resins.

Unit - 1

Laxatives:- Aloe, Castor oil, Ispaghula, Senna 

Cardiotonic:- Digitalis, Arjuna

Unit - 2

Carminatives and G.I. regulators:- Coriander, Fennel, Cardamom, Ginger, Clove, Black Pepper, Asafoetida, Nutmeg, Cinnamon

Unit - 3

Astringents:- Myrobalan, Black Catechu

Drugs acting on nervous system:- Hyoscyamus, Belladonna, Ephedra,
Opium, Tea leaves, Coffee seeds, Coca

Unit - 4

Anti-hypertensive:- Rauwolfia

Anti-tussive:- Vasaka, Tolu Balsam

Anti-rheumatics:- Colchicum seed

Anti-tumour:- Vinca, Podophyllum

Antidiabetics:- Pterocarpus, Gymnema

Diuretics:- Gokhru, Punarnava

Anti-dysenteric:- Ipecacuanha

Unit - 5

1. Antiseptics and Disinfectants: – Benzoin, Myrrh, Neem, Turmeric.
2. Antimalarial :- Cinchona, Artemisia
3. Oxytocic :- Ergot
4. Vitamins:- Cod Liver Oil, Shark Liver oil
5. Enzymes :- Papaya, Diastase, Pancreatin, Yeast

Unit - 6

Pharmaceutical Aids
Kaolin, Lanolin, Beeswax, Acacia,
Tragacanth, Sodium alginate, Agar,
Guar gum, Gelatine

Unit - 7

Miscellaneous:-

Squill, Galls, Pale catechu,
Ashwagandha, Vasaka, Tulsi,
Guggul

Chapter-6

Plant fibres used as surgical dressings:

Cotton, silk, wool and regenerated fibres Sutures – Surgical Catgut and Ligatures

Chapter-7

Basic principles involved in the traditional systems of
medicine like: Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy

Method of preparation of Ayurvedic formulations like:
Arista, Asava, Gutika, Taila, Churna, Lehya and Bhasma

Chapter-8

Role of medicinal and aromatic  plants in national economy and their export potential

Chapter-9

Herbs as health food:
Brief introduction and therapeutic applications of:
Nutraceuticals, Antioxidants, Pro-biotics, Pre-biotics,
Dietary fibres, Omega-3-fatty acids, Spirulina,
Carotenoids, Soya
and Garlic