Pharmacy study in English at the University of Debrecen

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Pharmacy study in Hungary take five years (10 semesters) Pharmacists are trained in the clinical use and application of drugs, the therapeutic goals of drug use, their formulations, contraindications, adverse effects, and the potential for drug interactions. As drugs have become more potent and specific and information more plentiful, pharmacists have assumed a primary responsibility for monitoring drug therapy. Since the professional role of the Pharmacist has become integral to modern health care, education in this field is constantly evolving.

Pharmacists are active in primary patient care activities such as hypertension screening, therapy with over-the-counter products, patient profiles, and drug regimens review. They understand the health care needs of specialised patient groups, such as children and the elderly. In addition to a thorough familiarity with the nature of drugs their professional training must consider both the medication and the patient, with emphasis on making certain that the patient has the right drug, in the right amount, for the right length of time, and with a minimum of adverse effects. Most pharmacists practice in patient-oriented settings, including

  • The community,
  • Hospitals,
  • Extended health care facilities or public health clinics.

Other opportunities for employment of pharmacists exist in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical industries in research and development,
  • Manufacturing industries,
  • As medical service representatives,
  • Educational institutions, government agencies, health maintenance organizations, and home-based health care programs.

1st and 2nd year

SUBJECTSCREDIT HOURS
Mathematics60
Physics45
General Chemistry Theory45
General Chemistry Practice75
Pharmaceutical Biology116
Hungarian Language120
Pharmaceutical Latin Language60
Pharmaceutical Propedeutics15
Inorganic and Qualitative Analytical Chemistry Theory45
Inorganic and Qualitative Analytical Chemistry Practice90
Biophysics44
Physical Chemistry90
Organic Chemistry Theory120
Organic Chemistry Practice116
Pharmaceutical Anatomy75
Pharmaceutical Botany Theory30
Pharmaceutical Botany Practice30
Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Theory75
Human Physiology105
Basic Biochemistry45
Colloid and Surface Chemistry Theory28
Colloid and Surface Chemistry Practice28
Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Practice75
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry50
Pharmaceutical Technology Theory30
Pharmaceutical Technology Practice60
Pharmacognosy Theory30
Pharmacognosy Practice60

3rd year

SUBJECTSCREDIT HOURS
Pharmaceutical Technology Theory60
Pharmaceutical Technology Practice240
Pharmaceutical Neurobiology65
Complex Pathology135
Pharmacognosy Theory30
Pharmacognosy Practice60
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Theory105
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Practice60
Immunology37
Hungarian Lanugage60