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Course Detail

Course Name Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Theory
Course Code BP205T
Program B. Pharm. (Regular/ Lateral)
Semester Two
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


Unit I (06 Hours)

Number system: Binary number system, Decimal number system, Octal number system, Hexadecimal number systems, conversion decimal to binary, binary to decimal, octal to binary etc, binary addition, binary subtraction – One’s complement ,Two’s complement method, binary multiplication, binary division

Concept of Information Systems and Software: Information gathering, requirement and feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, input/output design, process life cycle, planning and managing the project

Unit II (06 Hours)

Web technologies: Introduction to HTML, XML,CSS and Programming languages, introduction to web servers and Server Products Introduction to databases, MYSQL, MS ACCESS, Pharmacy Drug database

Unit III (06 Hours)

Application of computers in Pharmacy: Drug information storage and retrieval, Pharmacokinetics, Mathematical model in Drug design, Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy, Electronic Prescribing and dis- charge (EP) systems, barcode medicine identification and automated dispensing of drugs, mobile tech- nology and adherence monitoring Diagnostic System, Lab-diagnostic System, Patient Monitoring System, Pharma Information System

Unit IV (06 Hours)

Bioinformatics: Introduction, Objective of Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics Databases, Concept of Bioin- formatics, Impact of Bioinformatics in Vaccine Discovery

Unit V (06 Hours)

Computers as data analysis in Preclinical development: Chromatographic dada analysis (CDS), Laboratory Information management System (LIMS) and Text Information Management System(TIMS)


‘Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Theory’ is a course offered in the second semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Scope & Objectives

Course Duration: 30 Hours


This subject deals with the introduction Database, Database Management system, computer appli- cation in clinical studies and use of databases.


Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to

  1. Know the various types of application of computers in pharmacy
  2. Know the various types of databases
  3. Know the various applications of databases in pharmacy

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