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Degree in Pharmacy - licenciatura

The Pharmacy Technician works within a team of healthcare assistants, providing information and counselling to customers and health professionals in what concerns to the use of medications and other health products, as well as healthcare provision in Pharmacy.


This professional is qualified to intervene in the different stages of the drug circuit, from its ordering and reception to the storing and dispensing to the customer. More specifically: 

 Pharmacological analysis and tests

 Interpretation of therapeutic prescriptions and pharmaceutical formulas

 Preparation, identification and distribution of medicines

 Control of the preservation, distribution and stocking of drugs and other products.

The use of medications in modern societies is an unquestionable benefit, which enables pharmaceutical industry to answer the needs and demands of populations, while contributing to a significant improvement in the quality of life. Therefore, the involvement of Pharmacy Technicians in health teams contributes in a decisive way to a more effective health system, promoting a rational and safe use of medicines.


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727 Pharmaceutical sciences
Número: R/A-Ef805/2011/AL01
N.º Despacho/Portaria: 5969/2018
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Anatomy 1st Semester 4.0
Cell Biology and Histology 1st Semester 6.0
Introduction To Pharmacy 1st Semester 6.0
Pharmacy Laboratory I 1st Semester 5.5
Health Psychology 1st Semester 3.0
Bioinorganic Chemistry 1st Semester 5.5
Disease Agents and Vectors I 2st Semester 5.0
Biochemistry 2st Semester 4.5
Fisiology and Pathology I 2st Semester 5.5
Basic Concepts of Experimental Planning 2st Semester 3.0
Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques and Laboratory Methods II 2st Semester 5.5
Organic and Biochemistry Laboratoty 2st Semester 3.0
Applied Organic Chemistry 2st Semester 3.5
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Disease Agents and Vectors II 1st Semester 5.0
Biopharmacy and Pharmacokinetics 1st Semester 4.5
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 1st Semester 6.0
Pharmacotechnology I 1st Semester 6.0
Fisiology and Pathology II 1st Semester 5.5
Genetics 1st Semester 3.0
Health Education 2st Semester 3.0
Pharmacology I 2st Semester 7.5
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2st Semester 5.5
Pharmacotechnology II 2st Semester 6.0
Immunology 2st Semester 3.0
Simulated Practices in Pharmacotherapy I 2st Semester 5.0
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Dermopharmacy And Cosmetic 1st Semester 4.0
Pharmacology II 1st Semester 7.0
Pharmaceutical Technology III 1st Semester 3.5
Management And Entrepreneurship 1st Semester 3.0
Organization And Management Of The Pharmacy I 1st Semester 4.0
Simulated Practices in Pharmacotherapy II 1st Semester 5.0
Data Processing And Analysis 1st Semester 3.5
Training I 2st Semester 6.0
Pharmacology III 2st Semester 5.5
Nutrition, Health Products and Medical Devices 2st Semester 4.0
Organization And Management Of The Pharmacy II 2st Semester 4.0
Simulated Practices in Pharmacotherapy III 2st Semester 3.5
Non-Conventional Therapeutics 2st Semester 4.0
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Training II Annual 54.0
Research project Annual 6.0
Nowadays, Community Pharmacies employ a major part of the graduates. Other institutions of drug manufacturing/retailing and healthcare assistance can also hire Pharmacy Technicians for the execution of their tasks, particularly non-prescription drug retailers (Decree-Law 134/2005 of August 16), where they can undertake the function of Technical Managers. Other entities that can hire Pharmacy Technicians are pharmaceutical industry, health centres, teaching institutions and research centres.

Minimum Grade 95 points Tests for Admission 95 points One of the following combinations: 02 Biology and Geology or 02 Biology and Geology + 07 Physics and Chemistry or 02 Biology and Geology + 16 Mathematics Application Grade (Formula) High School Average Grade 50% Tests for Admission 50% Prerequisites Medical Certificate Individual Health Survey 

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