Ciencias Farmaceuticas

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The Integrated Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences is structured according to the Bologna process in accordance with Order no. 18 755-F/2007 of 12 June 2007, by the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES), published in the 2nd series of the Diário da República no. 160 of 21 August, registered with the no. R/B - AD - 982/2007.

To obtain a Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, students must successfully conclude all subjects included in the study plan for this course, corresponding to 300 ECTS, out of a total of 8,400 hours, 4,132 are face-to-face, including the internship.

The cycle of studies is in conformity with the European Parliament and the European Council Directive 2005/36/CE, of 7 September 2005.

 

Course accredited by A3ES  for 6 years (ACEF, decision from 20-02-2018); MAXIMUM ACCREDITATION BY A3ES.

 

More information at http://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/ciencias-farmaceuticas-13

 

 

Type of recognition

The professional title of Pharmacist requires valid membership in the Pharmacists Association, in accordance with Decree-Law no. 288/2001, of 10 November.

 

Entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REGIME

Applies to all candidates who do not hold citizenship /relatives of any country that is a Member State of the European Union; or have not been legal residents in Portugal for more than two years.

Requirements:

  • Completed secondary school;
  • Document certifying that the candidate has a national exam of Biology in is education system with the minimum mark of approved in order to substitute our national access exam of Biologia e Geologia, and the respective contents, or take the exam in CESPU

STUDENTS WITH EUROPEAN NATIONALITY

Application Regimes:

General Access: Students who hold a foreign secondary diploma legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education. The Portuguese admission exams can be replaced by the equivalent final exams or school-leaving exams required for each degree, duly recognized DGES (Artigo 20º do Decreto-Lei n.º 296-A/98)1.

+23 years old Regime: Students aged over 23 can be admitted to higher education if they successfully completed the special entrance examination that evaluates the capacity to attend higher education courses at CESPU educational establishments, according to the law (DL 64/2006 de 21 de março, alterado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 Changing of Course/Institution: Is the act by which a student applies to the same or a different degree from that of the last registration, in the same or in a different institution of higher education, whether or not there was an interruption of the registration in accordance with the Portaria n.º 181-D/2015,  19 of June.

Holder of a Degree: Holders of a Bachelor, master or doctor degree obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions, as long as recognized by Decree law nº66 / 2018  (Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 

Official languages

English (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
French (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
Portuguese

 

Course duration

5 years - 10 semesters - 300 ECTS

 

Coordinator

Vítor Manuel Fernandes Seabra da Silva

 

Legislation

Aviso n.º 10975/2019, from 12-06-19 (published  in 2ª série do D.R., n.º 125 de 03-07-19

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
  Credits

Pharmaceutical Sciences

121

Chemistry

52

Physics

5

Statistics

4,5

Nutritional Sciences

4

Nutrition Sciences

4

Social and Behavioural Sciences

2

 

 

 

GRADUATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Cell Biology

CBiol

Semester

T: 39; PL: 39

6

Inorganic and General Chemistry

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; TP: 13; PL: 26

6

Applied Statistics

CME

Semester

T: 26; TP: 39

4.5

Terminology

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

3

Applied Physics

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; TP: 13; PL: 26

5

Laboratory Methods and Techniques

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5.5

History of Pharmacy

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; S: 13

2

Botany

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5.5

Analytical Chemistry

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Organic Chemistry I

CFQ

Semester

T: 39; PL: 39

6

Physical Chemistry

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; TP: 13; PL: 26

6

Histology and Embryology

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; TP: 13; PL: 26 

5,5

 

GRADUATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Physiology I

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Anatomy

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4.5

Pharmacognosy

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4.5

Instrumental Methods of Analysis I

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Organic Chemistry II

CFQ

Semester

T: 39; PL: 26

5.5

Molecular Biology

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5.5

Physiology II

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

5

Instrumental Methods of Analysis II

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5.5

Immunology

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; PL: 13; TP: 13

4.5

Pharmaceutical Technology I

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5.5

Pharmaceutical Chemistry I

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Biochemistry I

CBq

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4.5

 

GRADUATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Biopharmacy and Pharmacokinetics

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26; PL: 13

4.5

Pharmacology I

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Pharmaceutical Chemistry II

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

4.5

General Microbiology

CBiol

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4.5

Hematology

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

3.5

Pharmaceutical Technology II

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Biochemistry II

CBq

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Pharmacology II

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4.5

Pharmaceutical Technology III

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5.5

Epidemiology and Public Health

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4.5

Pathology and Molecular Genetics

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 13; TP: 26

5.5

Legislation, Administration and Organization

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Drug Analysis

CFarm

Semester

TP: 13; PL: 39

6

 

GRADUATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES   |   4th YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Biotoxicology

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Hydrology and Hidrologics Analysis

CFQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Bacteriology

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Virology

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; TP: 13; PL: 13

4

Dermopharmacy and Cosmetics

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Human Nutrition

CAlim

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Registry and Laboratorial Quality

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Micology and Parasitology

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Bromatology and Bromatological Analysis

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

4.5

Physiopathology and Pharmacotherapy I

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Pharmacy Practice I

CFarm

Semester

T: 13; PL: 39

4.5

Bioethics and Pharmaceutical Deontology

CSC

Semester

T: 13;TP: 26

2

Clinical Chemistry

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; TP: 13; PL: 26

5

Semiology

CBiom

Semester

T: 13; TP: 26

2

Traineeship I

CFarm

Semester

E: 80

4

 

GRADUATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES   |   5th YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Physiopathology and Pharmacotherapy II

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; TP: 39

4.5

Pharmacy Practice II

CFarm

Semester

T: 13; PL: 39

5

Toxicology and Toxicological Analysis

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39; S: 13

6

Pharmacoepidemiology

CBiom

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

3.5

Hospital Pharmacy

CFarm

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Molecular Therapy

CBiom

Semester

T: 13; TP: 26; PL: 13

3.5

Clinical Analysis

CBiom

Semester

TP: 26; E: 50

3.5

Traineeship II

CFarm

Semester

E: 700

30

T - Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL –Practical and Laboratorial

S – Seminar

E - Training