Undergraduate | General Information

Degree: Pharmacist
Duration: 11 terms
Period: Day classes
Number of seats: 110
Address: Faculdade de Farmácia. Avenida Ipiranga, 2752 – Campus Saúde.

A new basic curriculum was adopted in the first semester of 2008 in agreement with the National Curricular Guidelines for Pharmacy Undergraduate Colleges,. This basic curriculum was developed to prepare professionals with general, humanist, critical and reflexive background to act at all levels of health care, based on a scientific and intellectual framework. In other words, the student is given information about the principles and fundamentals of the profession, with special emphasis on its importance and the responsibilities of social roles and commitment with citizenship. Through solid theoretical, historical, quantitative and qualitative education and training, the graduate will have to (1) master pharmaceutical questions in their social and environmental context, (2) develop the decision-making and problem-solving skills in a varied and constantly changing reality, (3) develop the analytical competency, the critical view and the aptitude to acquire new knowledge, (4) increase written and spoken communication skills, and (5) promote the realization that the ethical notion of social responsibility should direct the profession.

The basic curriculum includes an initial stage with nine semesters, when students take mandatory courses, followed by a second stage, when the student takes a number of alternative-mandatory courses in a list (the 10th and the 11th semesters) with at least 24 teaching hours. At the end of the second stage, students are required to present a monograph and take the courses of the last stage.

The new basic curriculum meets the needs of the professional practice, strengthening the relationship between teaching, research, and extension.

In 2014, the Graduate Commission and the Structuring Teaching Center (NDE) , initiated a review of the curriculum aiming to improve the sequencing of courses, contents  and the workload of mandatory and alternative-mandatories courses . In addition to some changes in the matrix, from this analysis, an additional Diversified Training Module (FDC ) was created that intends to complement the professional training in an area of ​​choice. The FDC was organized into five different groups identified as major areas the pharmacy profession, namely: clinical analysis , pharmaceutical care , pharmaceutical raw materials , drugs and cosmetics and food technology. In this new structure, the student chooses courses to be attended in one of the five groups mentioned above. These are offered from the fifth semester according to their complexity and necessary prerequisites .

Access here the Graduation Commission website.