UD School of Pharmacy
Studying pharmacy at the UD school of pharmacy takes 5 years. Future pharmacists learn the clinical use and the application of drugs, therapeutical objectives regarding the use of drugs, their composition, intolerances, side effects, and the possible interactions between them. As medications have become stronger and more specific, the amount of relevant information is growing continuously. That is why pharmacists have an increasingly important responsibility in supervising the use of medications in therapies. Ever since the establishment of the pharmacist profession and its integration in the modern health system, education in this field has needed to cover wider aspects of the profession.
Pharmacists are active in the primary care of patients, for example, testing blood pressure, selling medicine for therapeutical use, assessing symptoms, and advising patients. Pharmacy students at the UD school of pharmacy learn the special needs of different patient groups, such as children or older people. In addition to their knowledge about the properties of the pharmaceutical drugs, they need to understand their effects on people. They have to ensure that the patient takes medicine in the right dose, during the right period, and with minimal side effects.
The professional activity of pharmacists takes place in the pharmacy, in hospitals, or in public health facilities. Other places of activity can be:
- health centers and clinics
- pharmaceutical industry and business
- medical service facilities
- pharmaceutical teaching institutions
- public authorities
- health organisations and institutions
- pharmaceutical representations