Study programme master of pharmacy

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The mission of education of pharmacists
The mission of education of pharmacists is to educate and train a student as an expert for
medicines, contributing to the health care of patients applying the principles and methods of
pharmaceutical and related sciences and practice based on evidence. Pharmacy students also
acquire knowledge and skills for active participation in the promotion of health, as well as
prevention and treatment of diseases.
University studies of pharmacy enable students to acquire knowledge and skills for manufacturing,
magistral preparation, distribution and rational administration of medicines. Students
are also taught and trained for communication with patients, health care professionals and
public with the purpose to inform, advise and educate them on medicines and pharmacotherapy.
The University has a leading role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional,
scientific and ethical education, and development of pharmacists. To improve knowledge
and skills of pharmacists, the University develops and supports research projects and
cooperates with the scientific public.
Knowledge and skills needed for a pharmacist
In the course of pharmacy studies, it is necessary for the students to acquire adequate knowledge
on: medicines, patients, and health care system.
Substance for pharmaceutical use
· Active and auxiliary substances
· Natural medicinal raw material
· Isolation, synthesis and biotechnology of active substances
· Physico-chemical characteristics of molecules, reactivity of functional groups and kinetics
of chemical reactions
· Relation between chemical structure and biological activity of molecules
Quality control
· Pharmaceutical degree of purity and chemical stability of active and auxiliary substances
· Principles and method of quality and quantity analyses in pharmacy
· Analytical methods and techniques (types, principles, validation, implementation) in
all stages of control
· Pharmacopoeia and other quality standards in pharmacy
Study programme
Pharmaceutical (dosed) form
· Types and characteristics of pharmaceutical forms
· Types and characteristics of active substance carriers
· Therapy systems
Medicines manufacturing and preparation
· Pre-formulation and development of medicinal products formulation, manufacturing
of medicines and medical devices
· Preparation of magistral and galenic preparations
· Immunological and biotechnological medicines, radiopharmaceutical preparations
· Medicines used in veterinary medicine
· Medicine quality insurance
· Good manufacturing practice
· Good control practice
· Good distribution practice
· Good medicine storing practice
Human organism
· Knowledge of normal morphological (anatomic and histological) structures
· Basic principles of genetics
· Knowledge of physiological processes
· Knowledge of biochemical processes
· Knowledge of etiology, pathology, and pathophysiology of diseases
· Classification and epidemiology of diseases
· Knowledge of basic symptoms and signs of diseases
· Knowledge of clinico-biochemical parameters, basic diagnostic methods and tests
· Knowledge of mechanisms of medicine effect
· Knowledge of mechanisms to which a medicine is subjected in the organism
· Testing of bioavailability/bioequivalence of medicines
· Knowledge of indications, contraindications, interactions, undesired and toxic effects
of medicines
· Principles of clinical pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacy
· Regimens of dosing and therapy individualization
· Rational pharmacotherapy
· Effectiveness and safety
· Toxicology principles
· Pre-clinical and clinical medicines testing
· Good clinical practice
Pharmaceutical care
· Promotion of health and prevention of disease
· Food and health, dietotherapy
· Good pharmaceutical practice
· Problem identification and preparation of pharmaceutical care action plan
· Provision and adaptation of pharmacotherapy to individual patient needs
· Principles and methodology of social and behavioral sciences significant for pharmacy
· Counseling of patients and support to prescribed therapy compliance
· Information on medicines, herbal, traditional and homeopathic medicines, medical
devices and cosmetic preparations
· Information on dietary products
· Monitoring of medicine use
· Pharmacoepidemiological and pharmacoeconomic aspects of medicine use
Health care system
· Main management principles and pharmaceutical business systems management
· Health care system management
· National medicines policy
· Knowledge on information technologies and information systems in health care
· Pharmaceutical regulations and legislation
· Health and environment pollution
· Ethical principles in pharmaceutical industry
In the course of education, a student is expected to acquire abilities and skills related to:
· Operative use of analytical methods and techniques
· Devices and equipment handling
· Laboratory work
· Quality and quantity analyses in pharmacy
· Safe handling of chemical and pharmaceutical materials
· Forecasting of risks for pharmaceutical procedures and practice
· Preparation of magistral and galenic preparations
· Monitoring and improvement of manufacturing processes
· Assessment and interpretation of laboratory test data
· Recognition of main symptoms and signs of diseases
· Recognition of interactions, undesired and toxic effects of medicines
Study programme
· Oral and written communication with patients, physicians, other health care professionals
and public
· Generation and critical evaluation of information and data
· Independent learning and planning of own professional development
· Use of expert literature
· Use of information systems
· Individual and team work
· Planning, design and work in research projects
· Problem recognition and solving
· Decision-making
Knowledge and skills are acquired through various learning methods:
· lectures
· interactive lectures
· practice
· workshops
· seminar papers
· analysis of cases from practice
· problem-based learning
· patient-directed learning
· panel discussions
· participation in research and development projects
Fields of study and their quota
Group I - Chemistry field (28%)
Group II - Physics and mathematics field (4%)
Group III - Biological sciences field (18%)
Group IV - Pharmaceutical technology field (14%)
Group V - Medicine and pharmacology field (30%)
Group VI - Social pharmacy and pharmaceutical legislation field (6%)