What are the responsibilities of a pharmacist?
One must meet the demands for dependability and provide a conscientious performance. One must realize that people’s lives depends on the decisions and actions that could be harmful and hurt a persons well being for the rest of their life. One who plans on becoming a pharmacist needs to trust worthy with a strong ethical outlook. He must be detailed oriented and be willing to check and double his own work.
The goal of a pharmacist is to be a professional part of the health care team working hand in hand with doctors to achieve the use of medications that will improve patient’s quality of life. ...view middle of the document...
A person who has decided to pursue a career in this demanding field must be proficient in math and science, chemistry and physics. It also takes one with strong skills in written and oral communications.
Pharmaceutical chemistry involves chemical science to pharmacy. Part of this course covers chemicals used as medications, their uses, the preparation and preservations. It is equally important to learn to process and determine the purity and the strength of the chemicals used in its pharmaceutical form so one can understand the allergic and adverse reaction should to much of one type of chemical is used.
Pharmacognosy is a natural source of drugs that are extracted or made out from plants or animals. Even though this process has been around since the early 19th century there has been new development with using different types of organisms, various types of microbes such as fungi and bacteria and different types of marine organisms.
Pharmacology is the understanding of how drugs react in the body. It is important to understand the effects of different doses as well as the different ways in which medications can be introduced to the body.
Toxicology is linked under the pharmacology tab. Toxicology deals with the effects of poisons and how toxic they can become when ingested in the body, how can the body’s natural defense mechanisms overcome or will the body succumb to the toxin and die. Although many doctors are familiar with the toxicology and pharmacology; the pharmacist is really the expert.