Qualification awarded (in original language)"Licenciatura em Farmácia". Title of "Licenciado".
Level of qualification1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.
Admission requirementsStudents 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 learningFollowing 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 regulations8 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 programmeThe 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 outcomesThe 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 graduatesThe 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 studiesThe 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.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination 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 studyFull-time, Full-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Biology and Biochemistry||BIB||43.0||0.0|
|Management and Administratin||GEA||5.0||0.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-1101-00-22 ||Anatomohistofisiology I||BIB||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-1102-00-22 ||Biostatistics I||EST||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-1103-00-22 ||Cellular Biology||BIB||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-1104-00-21 ||Identity and Professional Integration||FAR||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-1105-00-22 ||General and Inorganic Chemistry||QUI||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-1106-00-22 ||Laboratorial Techniques in Pharmacy||FAR||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-1201-00-22 ||Anatomohistofisiology II||BIB||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-1202-00-22 ||Biostatistics II||EST||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-1203-00-21 ||Biochemistry and Biophysics||BIB||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-1204-00-22 ||Pharmaceutical Legislation and Bioethics||FAR||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-1205-00-21 ||Microbiology||BIB||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-1206-00-22 ||Organic Chemistry||QUI||5.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-2005-00-21 ||Pharmaceutical Chemistry||FAR||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-2101-00-22 ||Pharmacognosy||FAR||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-2102-00-22 ||Pharmacology I||BIB||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-2103-00-22 ||Molecular Genetics and Pharmacogenomics||BIB||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-2104-00-22 ||General Pathology||SAU||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-2105-00-22 ||Analytical Chemistry||QUI||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-2106-00-22 ||Pharmaceutical technology I||FAR||5.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-2201-00-22 ||Communication and Counseling in Pharmacy||FAR||4.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-2202-00-22 ||Pharmacology II||BIB||5.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-2203-00-22 ||Immunology||BIB||3.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-2204-00-21 ||Health Products||FAR||5.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-2206-00-22 ||Pharmaceutical Technology II||FAR||5.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-2207-00-22 ||Non-conventional therapies and new approaches||FAR||3.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-3101-00-22 ||Administration and Management||GEA||5.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-3102-00-22 ||Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and New Therapeutic Systems||FAR||5.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-3103-00-22 ||Pharmacotherapy I||FAR||5.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-3104-00-22 ||Pharmacotoxicology||FAR||5.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-3105-00-22 ||Pharmacy Marketing||FAR||5.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-3106-00-22 ||Methods and Techniques of Research||FAR||5.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-3201-00-22 ||Dermopharmacy||FAR||5.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-3202-00-21 ||Pharmaco Distribution||FAR||5.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-3203-00-22 ||Epidemiology||SAU||5.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-3204-00-21 ||Pharmacotherapy II||FAR||5.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-3205-00-22 ||Pharmacovigilance||FAR||5.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-3206-00-21 ||Aseptic technology in Pharmacy||FAR||5.0|
|4||1|| Semestral || 9549-644-4101-00-22 ||Pharmacy Internship I||FAR||30.0|
|4||2|| Semestral || 9549-644-4201-00-22 ||Pharmacy Internship II||FAR||30.0|