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Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences I

Code 13636
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Ciências Farmacêuticas
Entry requirements Non-applicable.
Mode of delivery Face to face and e-learning
Work placements Intermediate work placement in a community/retail pharmacy and a hospital pharmacy according to the annual schedule.
Learning outcomes Objective:
1.To understand concepts related to the pharmaceutical sciences.
2.To know the historical development of the pharmaceutical sciences.
3.To discuss the integration of the pharmaceutical activity in the Portuguese health care system
4.To find, synthesize, organize, present and discuss information
5.To show respect, collaboration and participation

After the successful completion of this CU the student should be able to:
1.define key concepts related to the pharmaceutical sciences and to medicines
2.list and describe the major periods in the history of the pharmaceutical sciences
3.Describe the historical evolution of pharmacy
4. Identify the role of the pharmacist in retail and hospital pharmacy
5. Discuss the pharmaceutical activity in the context of the national health care system
6. Find, synthesize, organize, present and discuss information
7. Integrate workgroups
Syllabus 1. The pharmaceutical profession
2. The role of the pharmacist in medicines' development
3. History of Portuguese Pharmacy - main periods, personalities and developments
4. Retail Pharmacy - professional, regulatory and technical aspects
5. Hospital Pharmacy - professional, regulatory and technical aspects
6. Health care systems
Main Bibliography The following institutional sites:
Ordem dos Farmacêuticos: www.ordemfarmaceuticos.pt
INFARMED: www.infarmed.pt
Ministério da Saúde: www.min-saude.pt
“Boas Práticas de Farmácia Comunitária” and “Boas Práticas de Farmácia Hospitalar”
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The assessment during the teaching-learning period includes three written tests (F), the presentation and discussion of four projects (T), and forum participation (M).
The frequencies and final exam are made up of multiple-choice or short open answer questions.
Each frequency (F) has a maximum of 4 values.
Each project (T) has a maximum of 1,5 values.
Participation in forums (M) has a maximum of 2 values.
Final classification = F1 + F2 + F3 + T1 + T2 + T3 + T4 + M
Students who do not obtain approval during the teaching-learning period and who have a mark higher than 6 values may take an exam at the end of the semester, in which they must obtain 9.5 values for approval. In this case, the exam grade will be the final grade of the UC.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-02-04

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