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Qualification awarded (in original language)
"Licenciatura em Farmácia". Title of "Licenciado".

Level of qualification
1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.

Admission requirements
Students may apply to this 1st cycle program, through the general regime, if they obtain a minimum classification of 95 points (on a scale of 0 to 200) in one of the following national entrance examinations: Biology and Geology or Chemistry and Physics and Biology and Geology or Mathematics and Biology and Geology.
Application may also be possible, through special regimes, for:
. students inside the Portuguese educational system who want to re-enroll, change course of studies, or transfer education institution;
. holders of technological specialization course;
. olders than 23 who have succeed a special exam of assessment of capabilities to access the Higher Education System;
. holders of middle or high level courses;
. students coming from foreign higher education systems.
The access requirements for the 1st cycle of studies of Higher Education appear in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
The pre-requisites of group A are compulsory.

Recognition of prior learning
Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.

Qualification requirements and regulations
8 Semesters (4 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total hours per week. 810 total hours per semester (1620 per year). 240 ECTS credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. It includes an internship with 60 credits.
The holders of this degree will be allowed to develop his professional activity as a diagnose and therapeutical technician in hospitalar and communitarian pharmacies.

Profile of the programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biology and Biochemistry; Chemistry; Health. Pharmacy; Biology and Biochemistry; Chemistry; Health.

Key learning outcomes
The Pharmacy degree is awarded to students who demonstrate to have, in this area, the ability to:
a) The qualified professional with a degree in Pharmacy prepares, provides and distributes medicines, chemicals and dietary products, according to pharmaceutical formulations and therapeutic prescription;
b) Plans all activities of the circulation of medicines, from purchasing and receiving, to storage and distribution, ensuring their quality;
c) Provides advice to clients and other health professionals about the use of drugs and other pharmaceuticals products;
d) Although the main area of intervention Pharmacy Technician will focus on therapy, may also intervene in the prevention and health promotion, research, management and teaching;
e) The streamlining of the of drugs as well as the need for innovation in delivery systems of health care, evolution, transformation and demand of new distribution systems, new technologies applied to distribution systems and production of the drug resulted in an elevation accountability and participation in health teams of this professional.

To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates
The degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Pharmacy belongs to the education and training area of Health Sciences and Social Protection. Graduates are qualified to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.

Access to further studies
The bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy allows to proceed to post-graduate studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.

Graduation requirements

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.essa.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.

Mode of study
Full-time, Full-time.

Programme director
Isabel Cristina Jornalo Freire Pinto (
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Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Biology and BiochemistryBIB43.00.0
Management and AdministratinGEA5.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
11 Semestral 
Anatomohistofisiology IBIB5.0
11 Semestral 
Biostatistics IEST5.0
11 Semestral 
Cellular BiologyBIB5.0
11 Semestral 
Identity and Professional IntegrationFAR5.0
11 Semestral 
General and Inorganic ChemistryQUI5.0
11 Semestral 
Laboratorial Techniques in PharmacyFAR5.0
12 Semestral 
Anatomohistofisiology IIBIB5.0
12 Semestral 
Biostatistics IIEST5.0
12 Semestral 
Biochemistry and BiophysicsBIB5.0
12 Semestral 
Pharmaceutical Legislation and BioethicsFAR5.0
12 Semestral 
12 Semestral 
Organic ChemistryQUI5.0
22 Semestral 
Pharmaceutical ChemistryFAR5.0
21 Semestral 
21 Semestral 
Pharmacology IBIB5.0
21 Semestral 
Molecular Genetics and PharmacogenomicsBIB5.0
21 Semestral 
General PathologySAU5.0
21 Semestral 
Analytical ChemistryQUI5.0
21 Semestral 
Pharmaceutical technology IFAR5.0
22 Semestral 
Communication and Counseling in PharmacyFAR4.0
22 Semestral 
Pharmacology IIBIB5.0
22 Semestral 
22 Semestral 
Health ProductsFAR5.0
22 Semestral 
Pharmaceutical Technology IIFAR5.0
22 Semestral 
Non-conventional therapies and new approachesFAR3.0
31 Semestral 
Administration and ManagementGEA5.0
31 Semestral 
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and New Therapeutic SystemsFAR5.0
31 Semestral 
Pharmacotherapy IFAR5.0
31 Semestral 
31 Semestral 
Pharmacy MarketingFAR5.0
32 Semestral 
Methods and Techniques of ResearchFAR5.0
31 Semestral 
32 Semestral 
Pharmaco DistributionFAR5.0
32 Semestral 
32 Semestral 
Pharmacotherapy IIFAR5.0
32 Semestral 
32 Semestral 
Aseptic technology in PharmacyFAR5.0
41 Semestral 
Pharmacy Internship IFAR30.0
42 Semestral 
Pharmacy Internship IIFAR30.0


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