Programme goals for Master of Science Programme in Pharmacy

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To obtain a degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy, you must demonstrate the knowledge and ability required as a pharmacist.

Knowledge and understanding

You should demonstrate

  • Knowledge of the area’s scientific basis and insight into current research and development work, as well as knowledge of the relationship between science and proven experience, and the importance of the relationship for professional practice.
  • In-depth knowledge of the composition, manufacture, function and use of the drugs.
  • In-depth knowledge of drug information, drug counseling and drug evaluation, thereby contributing to rational and optimal drug use.
  • Knowledge of the development, testing and use of drugs in a national and international perspective.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations.

Skills and abilities

You should demonstrate

  • In-depth ability to apply scientific documentation and to search, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information in order to analyse and solve problems.
  • In-depth ability to independently identify, analyse and solve qualified drug-related issues and to evaluate this work.
  • The ability to critically and systematically integrate and use knowledge and to analyse and assess complex phenomena, issues and situations.
  • The ability to work with teams and collaborate with other professional groups.
  • The ability to, in both national and international contexts, orally and in writing inform of and discuss the development of drugs, new facts, phenomena and issues with different groups and thereby contribute to the development of the profession and the business.

Evaluation ability and approach

You should demonstrate

  • Self-awareness and empathic ability.
  • The ability to work in both the pharmaceutical field and healthcare with a holistic view of people and an ethical approach with special regard for human rights.
  • The ability for a professional approach.
  • The ability to identify ethical aspects of your own research and development work
  • The ability to identify your need for additional knowledge and to continuously develop your skills.

Local goals for the Master of Science Programme in Pharmacy at Uppsala University

After completing the courses, you should demonstrate

  • The ability to plan, manage and co-ordinate work.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform quality assurance work in the pharmaceutical field
  • Knowledge of sustainable development in the pharmaceutical field.