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Integrated academic studies of pharmacy

 

Academic title: MASTER OF PHARMACY

Integrated academic studies of pharmacy last 4500 hours. Pharmacy education is realized in 10 semesters (5 years; 300 ECTS credits) of theoretical and practical teaching, independent student work, field work, practice in pharmaceutical institutions and graduation paper.

AIMS OF THE STUDY PROGRAM

Fundamental aim of the program is to educate students to actively participate in:

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Dispensation of drugs and their application,

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Analysis of prescription of drugs,

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Surveillance of the safety and cost-effectivity of treatments,

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Creation of national policies on drugs

Pharmacists should inform and educate the public in the fields of health promotion, prevention and treatment of diseases.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Fundamental learning outcomes are:

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University education in the field of pharmacy,

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Practical application of knowledge,

A graduated student can work as a pharmacist in the following areas:

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Health care (primary, secondary and tertiary health care)

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Industry (pharmaceutical companies, distribution of drugs, marketing of drugs)

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Education, science and research

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Legislation (policy-making in this domain)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for admission to the academic studies of pharmacy are completed general high school or a high school of nursing or veterinary medicine high school. Candidates have to sit the admission exam (the contents and proceedings of which are defined by the Faculty of Medicine regulations).

LIST OF CORE AND ELECTIVE COURSES is presented in the study program curriculum. The curriculum also contains short descriptions of each of the courses (course type, year, semester, ECTS credits, admission to the next year requirements, aim and contents of the course, learning outcomes, literature, examination information.

STUDIES

The studies of pharmacy are realized during the school year starting on October 1, and lasting 12 months. A school year typically consists of 42 working weeks, out of which 30 teaching weeks and 12 weeks for consultations, exam preparations and exams. "The value" of each course is expressed by way of ECTS credits and the extent of studies is the sum of ECTS credits for each course. The value of 60 ECTS credits expresses the average total engagement of a student for a workload of 40 hours a week during one school year. One ECTS credit describes 27 hours' student workload.

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