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Offline Nahian Fyrose Fahim

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Pharmacy education in Bangladesh started its journey in 1964 after the establishment of Department of Pharmacy in  the  University  of  Dhaka.  The  first  academic  session  (1964  -1965)  of  the  department  began  with  24  students,  including  4  female students.However,  Pharmacy  as  a  profession  was  recognized  in  Bangladesh  after  the  promulgation  of  Pharmacy  Ordinance1976.  Initially,  the  academic  curriculum  consisted  of  a  3-year  Bachelor  (Honors) and 1-year Master of Pharmacy programs.Lateron, the undergraduate program was upgraded to 4-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors) degree in 1996. In 2010, theundergraduate course was further upgraded to 5-year with  internship  in  hospitals  and  pharmaceutical  industries  in  order  to  cope  with  the  international  Pharm.  D.  (Doctor  of  Pharmacy)  program.  Pharmacy  graduates  in  Bangladesh  are  mainly  employed  in  different  sectors  of pharmaceutical  industries.  Very  recently,  a  few  pharmacists  have  been  employed  as  hospital pharmacists  in  few  highly  reputed  private  hospitals.  However,  hospital,  community  and  clinical  pharmacy  in  Bangladesh  have  not  been well developed due to lack of government policy and hence our people are partly deprived of proper health care services in Bangladesh.

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Nahian Fyrose Fahim
Lecturer ( Employee ID# 710001914)
Department of Pharmacy
Daffodil International University