Farmaceutski-biokemijski fakultet

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
since 1882

Study programme conclusions and learning outcomes

The study programme curriculum trains Masters of Pharmacy to research, develop and apply pharmaceuticals from a chemical, biochemical, molecular biology and medical point of view. The study programme curriculum is multidisciplinary. In addition to following basic courses in biomedicine and specialised professional courses, students also acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the research, development and application of pharmaceuticals.
After graduating, Masters of Pharmacy will be able to apply the acquired:
  1. Knowledge
    1. 1.1. Expert knowledge on the development of pharmaceuticals: apply fundamental knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, physics, mathematics and statistics to define, analyse and propose procedures related to the research, development and production as well as analysis and quality control of pharmaceuticals
    2. 1.2. Expert knowledge on pharmacotherapy: apply expert knowledge and skills to provide advice on pharmacotherapy and medical care to patients, while respecting the current legal framework, health policy and guidelines, and professional ethical principles in pharmacy and deontology
  1. Personal skills (cognitive, psychomotor, social)
    1. 2.1. Problem-solving and decision-making: demonstrate cognitive, analytical and critical skills in the development and implementation of solutions for practical problems in the production of pharmaceuticals and the monitoring of safe and appropriate application of pharmaceuticals
    2. 2.2. Communication: use verbal and written forms of communication to ensure positive interaction with patients, colleagues, other health experts and the general public
    3. 2.3. Teamwork: through professional and responsible behaviour, make significant contributions in diverse situations and contexts, such as inter-professional groups, the pharmaceutical context and professional organisations and committees
  1. Professional skills
    1. 3.1. Pharmaceutical care of patients: work as part of a healthcare team to provide appropriate care to patients, including informing and advising patients on the effects and proper application of pharmaceuticals, as well as monitoring the treatment course and outcomes; recognise clinically significant interactions of pharmaceuticals and act with the aim of avoiding them; take an active role in disease prevention and health protection as well as in public health initiatives
    2. 3.2. Production and control of pharmaceutical products: select and apply technological processes and analytical methods, as well as their innovations, and ensure quality in the process of the production of pharmaceuticals by applying the rules of good laboratory and manufacturing practice, as well as relevant European and ISO directives
    3. 3.3. Organisation skills: efficiently implement financial, marketing and organisational principles important for autonomous work and teamwork; participate in and supervise the distribution of pharmaceuticals; plan and implement pharmaceutical care
    4. 3.4. Information skills: use information technology and databases for enhancing expert knowledge and skills and self-learning
    5. 3.5. Research skills: critically assess and apply scientific discoveries and available data with the aim of enhancing knowledge, problem-solving, implementing new technologies and enhancing existing ones; prepare professional and research papers; develop and coordinate professional and research projects and programmes
  1. Autonomy and responsibility
    1. 4.1. Autonomy: demonstrate autonomy in organisation, coordination and management, as well as in the development of strategies and business plans relevant to the profession
    2. 4.2. Responsibility: apply legal and ethical principles in autonomous work and teamwork, implement activities related to continuous professional development and contribute to the development of the profession