The teaching provided on the Master in Pharmacy programme is based on a variety of teaching methods enabling an integrated approach to the theory and practical aspects of the different disciplines relating to the professions of pharmacist and pharmaceutical researcher.
The theory classes are aimed at developing a specialised knowledge base in pharmacy using simple and complex practical examples of pharmaceutical problems. A number of compulsory and elective theory classes are also associated with a cross-functional activity integrating different disciplines by means of practical work in laboratories, seminars and case studies, during which the students become actively involved in their own learning.
Several teaching units invite the students to learn about pharmacy through individual or group work. The aim of such work is to develop skills in self-learning, summarising and communication. Another objective is to produce a thesis in which the students address, in a detailed and integrated manner, an original question related to one or more pharmaceutical fields, under the guidance of an expert in this area.
In the Research focus, the Master in Pharmacy teaching enables the students to work in a research laboratory or clinical pharmacy service, where they can discover the world of research through individual work based on experimentation and data analysis.
The training also includes a 6-month work placement in a dispensary, enabling the students to learn about the profession on their own and under the guidance of a pharmacist. An orientation placement, also compulsory, enables them to discover the other facets of the pharmacist's profession in society.
The theory-based and practical training involves pharmacy experts throughout the academic programme. This specialist supervision ensures a balance between the expected learning outcomes and current expectations of society in the field of pharmacy.