Debrecen-universidad-de-medicinaThe degree in Pharmacy lasts 5 years (10 semesters). Pharmacists are trained in the clinical use and application of drugs, their therapeutic objectives, chemical formulations, adverse effects and the potential for drug interactions. Now that drugs have become stronger and more specific and information is more abundant, pharmacists have assumed the primary responsibility of monitoring drug treatments and therapies. The role of pharmacists has become an integral part of the public healthcare system, meaning that education in this field is constantly evolving.

Pharmacists are directly involved in primary care activities, such as: monitoring high blood pressure, providing information on over-the-counter drugs, reviewing patient medical records and conducting medication regimen reviews. They respond to the healthcare needs of specific groups of people, such as children and the elderly. In addition to having a thorough understanding of the nature of drugs, their professional training must also consider the effects of medications on different people in order to ensure that patients receive the right drugs, in the correct dosage, for the right length of time and with minimum adverse effects. Pharmacists are able to pursue a career in different areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Health centres and clinics
  • Pharmaceutical industries and research and development
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Medical service representatives
  • Educational institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Health maintenance organisations