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AP PGECET 2024 Pharmacy Syllabus has been Available now. The AP PGECET Pharmacy Syllabus is a crucial resource for candidates aspiring to pursue postgraduate studies in pharmaceutical sciences in Andhra Pradesh. This comprehensive syllabus covers a wide range of topics, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the competitive AP PGECET examination.

The syllabus encompasses essential subjects like pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacognosy, and pharmaceutical technology. Students must have a solid foundation in these areas to excel in the exam. It is a critical step towards achieving their academic and professional goals in the pharmacy field in Andhra Pradesh.

The AP PGECET Pharmacy Syllabus also delves into specialized fields such as pharmaceutical biotechnology, clinical pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and regulatory affairs. This broad coverage ensures that candidates have the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the dynamic pharmaceutical industry. To succeed in the AP PGECET Pharmacy exam, candidates must thoroughly study and understand the topics outlined in the syllabus.

AP PGECET 2024 Pharmacy Syllabus – Available

New AP PGECET 2024 Pharmacy Syllabus has been Available now. Click to Download Syllabus PDF.

Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry:

Sources of crude drugs of natural origin and their classification; Factors affecting the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants, plant growth regulators; Adulteration and types of contaminants; Methods of evaluation of crude drugs; Definition, classification, properties, general method of extraction, chemistry, tests for detection of following classes of phytoconstituents- Alkaloids, Glycosides, Terpenoids (volatile oils, resin and resin combinations), Tannins, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Enzymes. Pharmacognostic aspects of crude drugs containing classes above of phytoconstituents covering their biological source, diagnostic features, chemical constituents, tests for identification, uses, adulterants, substituents and allied drugs (if any); Study of fibres used in pharmacy- Cotton, Silk, Wool, Nylon, Polyesters, Glasswool and Asbestos. Plant tissue culture: Types of cultures, nutritional requirements, growth, and maintenance. Applications of plant tissue culture.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry:

Introduction to drug design. Stereochemistry of drug molecules. Structure, nomenclature, classification, synthesis, SAR and metabolism of the following category of drugs, which are official in Indian Pharmacopoeia and British Pharmacopoeia. Hypnotics and Sedatives, Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Anxiolytics, Anticonvulsants, Local Anaesthetics; Cardiovascular drugs-Antianginal agents Vasodilators, Adrenergic and Cholinergic drugs, Cardiotonic agents, Diuretics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antilipemic agents; Antihistamines; Analgesics; NSAIDS; Hypoglycemic agents; Anticoagulants; Antiplatelet agents. Chemotherapeutic agents- Antibiotics, Antibacterials, Antifungal, Antiviral, Antimalarial, Anticancer and Antiamoebic drugs.

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Inorganic pharmaceuticals: Gastrointestinal agents; Electrolytes; Haematinics; Topical agents; Dental products; limit tests for Arsenic, Iron, Lead, Barium, Chloride and Sulphate.

Pharmaceutics:

Physical pharmacy: Matter and properties of matter; Micromeritics and powder rheology; Surface and interfacial phenomenon; Viscosity and rheology; Dispersion systems; Complexation; Kinetics and drug Stability.

Pharmaceutical Technology: 

Preformulation studies; Pharmaceutical calculations; Formulation, development, packaging and evaluation of liquid dosage forms, semisolid dosage forms, tablets, capsules, micro-encapsulation, aerosols, parenteral products, ophthalmic preparations, suppositories, blood products and plasma substitutes and surgical products; Cosmetic preparations: Skin, Hair, Nails, Lips, Eye, Baby care products and Dentifrices.

Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics: Passage of drugs across biological barrier; Factors Influencing absorption- biological, physico-chemical, physiological and pharmaceutical; Basic principles of Pharmacokinetics; Compartment kinetics- One compartment model concerning Intravascular and oral drug administration; Concept of clearance; Non-linear pharmacokinetics concerning one compartment model after I.V. drug administration; Bioavailability and bioequivalence.

Pharmacology:

General pharmacological principles including Toxicology; Pharmacology of drugs acting on the Central nervous system, Cardiovascular system (including diuretics), Autonomic nervous system, Gastrointestinal system and Respiratory system; Pharmacology of Autacoids: Histamine, Antihistaminic drugs. 5-HT- its agonists and antagonists, Prostaglandins, Thromboxanes, and Leucotrienes. Steroidal and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs. Pharmacology of Endocrine system: Thyroid hormones and Antithyroid drugs; Insulin; Oral hypoglycemics; Estrogens; Progesterone and Oral contraceptives; Androgens and Anabolic steroids; Chemotherapeutic agents; Bioassays, Immuno Pharmacology. Drugs act on the Blood and Blood forming organs.

Clinical Pharmacy: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Dosage regimen in Renal and Hepatitic Impairment. Drug-Drug interactions and Drug-food interactions, Adverse Drug reactions. Medication History, interview and Patient counselling.

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Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance:

Concepts of qualitative and quantitative analysis; fundamentals of volumetric analysis, methods of expressing concentration, primary and secondary standards; acid-base, oxidation-reduction, precipitation, non-aqueous and complexometric titrations; gravimetric analysis; concept of error, precision, accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, detection limit, linearity and range. Ruggedness, standards, standardization, and calibration of analytical equipment. Principles, instrumentation and applications of the following: Absorption spectroscopy (UV, visible & IR), Fluorimetry, Flame photometry, Potentiometry, Conductometry and Polarography; Chromatographic methods (Paper, TLC, Column, GC and HPLC); Pharmacopoeial assays. Quality assurance and quality control methods, concepts of GMP and GLP.

Forensic Pharmacy: Pharmacy Act 1948; Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945 and amendments to it; Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and Rules; Drugs Price Control Order.

Sunil Kushwaha

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