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Learning Opportunity: Pharmacy


Course Information

Objective(s) of a study programme:
To prepare pharmaceutical professionals who have the knowledge necessary for pharmaceutical activity in different areas of health, able to carry out pharmaceutical research, drug development and address their use of medical practice problems, analyze and produce knowledge of medicinal products, provide pharmacy service and are able to maintain the appropriate level of professional excellence through lifelong learning.

Learning outcomes:
1. Knowledge and its application.
1.1. Is able to search, organize and assimilate both general and specific pharmaceutical sciences.
1.2. Is able to apply the acquired knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical care by providing the necessary and additional health services in various areas, the pharmaceutical technology trade market.
1.3. Knows legal, economic and professional ethical requirements relating to the pharmaceutical business and is able to apply them in all areas of pharmaceutical activity.
2. Ability to carry out research.
2.1.Is able to perform pharmaceutical research, the application of theoretical and experimental pharmaceutical research methods to evaluate the results and determine their reliability.
3. Special skills
3.1. Is able to adapt acquired knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences to medicines and materials used in their manufacture, to choose pharmaceutical technologies to forms and analysis of medicine. Is able to organize the keeping, storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products.
3.2. Is able to provide pharmaceutical services to patients in clinical pharmacist's professional competence level.
4. Social skills
4.1. Is able to clear and argumentative conveyance of the pharmaceutical practice and scientific knowledge to health system professionals and other individuals, critical evaluation of the scientific literature and media data.
4.2. Is able to lead, to take responsibility and work independently in the pharmaceutical and other health system specialist team.
5. Personal skills
5.1. Is able to learn, improve and update the knowledge and practical skills and pursue new ones.
5.2. Is able to identify their research interests in the context of modern pharmaceutical sciences.

Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures in auditoriums, laboratories exercises, workshops, laboratory work, practice in companies/institutions, scientific research, consulting, master's thesis, self-study.

Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Continuous/intermediate (test, work during the exercise, performance report) and a final evaluation (exam) or credit. Exams and credits are carried in writing or orally and in writing. The results are evaluated by grades from 1 to 10 in ten-point grading system or are credited. The subject is settled, where the final evaluation is higher than 4 points, in the case of the credit is "credited“. The final evaluation of the results of subject is the cumulative grade, the composition of which is calculated according to the proportions indicated in subject‘s description.

Study subjects, practical training:
The subjects of the main study area composed 255 credits.
Group 1 (Pharmaceutical sciences): pharmacy and public health (introduction to drug education); pharmacology; biopharmacy; phytoterapy; pharmaceutical care; pharmacotherapy; clinical pharmacy; pharmaceutical technology; pharmacognosy; phytochemical research; search of drugs; applied botany; social pharmacy; scientific research; master's thesis; master exam.
Group 2 (Chemical Sciences): analytical/ general and inorganic / physical / organic / drug / pharmaceutical / protein drugs and biophysical chemistries; analytical toxicology.
Group 3 (Biology and physics sciences): plant biology; human anatomy and histology; animal biology; applied physics; molecular biophysics; immunoregeneration; proteomics and eukaryotic cells signalomics; biomedical technology and immunotechnology.
Group 4 (Medical Sciences): clinical medicine; pathological physiology, immunology and allergology; biochemistry; microbiology; nutrition and food supplements; nutrition policy and intervention; human physiology; human and medical genetics.
Group 5 (General Education): pharmaceutical economics; pharmaceutical law and professional ethics; professional english language and terminology; professional latin language and terminology; statistical modeling in pharmaceutical science.
The program provides professional practice composed 24 credits.
Optional courses:
Elective subjects include 38 credits, of which 15 credits are elective courses of general university training and 23 credits are from elective courses of the programme.

Distinctive features of a study programme:
Students will acquire knowledge about drugs obtained by biotechnology manufacturing process, teaching of the clinical subjects will prepare professionals who have competence to carry out activities as polyclinics pharmacist.

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Access requirements: 

Minimum education - Secondary



Provider Information

Provider Name: 
Vilnius University
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Provider phone number: +370-5-2687000 Provider email: rastine@cr.vu.lt Provider URL: http://www.vu.lt

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Master of Pharmacy
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Awarding body:

Vilnius University

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Provider phone number: +370-5-2687000 Provider email: rastine@cr.vu.lt Provider URL: http://www.vu.lt

Course Locations

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Course address:

Vilniaus m. sav. Vilniaus m. Universiteto g. 3