Master of Pharmacy, Pharmacist
Brief information about programme
Type of studies: Integrated studies
Duration: 5 years
Degree: Master of Pharmacy
ECTS credits: 300
Students are taught general subjects (chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, anatomy, physiology etc.) during the first and second academic years. Later, more attention is given to newly emerging fields in the study of pharmacy: molecular biology, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and biopharmaceutics. The clinical aspects of modern pharmacy are given a stronger emphasis each year. The study programme includes 6 months of practical training at both public and hospital pharmacies.
Pharmacy is taught in semesters, each of them ending in examinations or project presentations. Studies consist of lectures (30 per cent of the curriculum) and seminars/practical sessions, which are the main teaching methods and make up to 70 per cent of the entire curriculum.
Evaluation of performance
Examinations are taken or projects are presented upon completion of each subject.
The pharmacy study programme is completed by a master's thesis defense.
Competences you gain
Graduates in pharmacy will have the ability to:
- assess pharmaceutical activities considering ethical, social, economic and safety aspects;
- organize and carry out the wholesale distribution of pharmaceutical preparations, sale (delivery) of pharmaceutical preparations for persons and provision of pharmaceutical services and care in pharmacies;
- organize and carry out the production of pharmaceutical preparations in pharmacies and industrial enterprises and quality assurance considering the good practice requirements;
- organize and carry out a standard laboratory tests of pharmaceutical preparations;
- employ modern information technologies to solve the problems of pharmaceutical activities;
- apply the newest theories, methods and technologies of pharmaceutical science in practice.
After successful completion of the programme and obtaining the diploma, students can work in public or hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesaler and delivery companies, laboratories carrying out scientific pharmaceutical research, institutions providing scientific pharmaceutical services, state regulatory institutions or can be employ as specialists in pharmacy in hospitals and other drug therapy-related institutions. Graduates may also consider undertaking further postgraduate research and study for a PhD.
Faculty of Pharmacy
The Faculty of Pharmacy is the only institution in Lithuania offering pharmacy studies that are integrated with other biomedical sciences and scientific research. The faculty will also be an integral part of the Centre of Modern Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies, where the potential for research, education and knowledge-intensive business will be concentrated.
The Pharmacy Section was established in 1922, and the Faculty of Pharmacy founded in 1968. Today, the faculty is the main teaching institution for pharmacists in Lithuania and consists of 5 departments and the university's pharmacy.
The number of students enrolled is more than 700 students. Undergraduate courses are available to international students in English.
The University's Pharmacy
Students develop practical skills at the University's Pharmacy, which is designed not only to serve the public, but also to train pharmacy students, providing them with broad-spectrum practical knowledge, professional skills, and first-hand working experience.
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