Faculty of Pharmacy is part of Comenius University, the oldest university in Slovakia. Comenius University has more than 340 partners from 30 countries, all of which have concluded bilateral agreements with Comenius university as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Faculty of Pharmacy of the Comenius University has accomplished important scientific results in all branches of scientific and research activities carried by the scientific team of the Faculty.
The Faculty provides Master Study Programme ‘Pharmacy’ in English language (5 years program with result Magister in Pharmacy) which is fully compatible with the system of preparation of pharmacists within the EU. Since 2002 the Faculty also provides the study for Bachelor degree in Sanitary and Diagnostic Devices. Apart from the educational work, an important part of the Faculty life consists of scientific and research activities which have been oriented mainly on separate aspects of drugs and medicines. Before 1989 research work used to be coordinated within the frame of the state plan of research, these days it is supported mainly by national and international grant agencies.
Study program Pharmacy in English language
The program is focused on drug and pharmaceutical issues within the framework of health and drug policy, as well as theoretical and methodological aspects of dispensation activities, and communication with patient/client while implementing pharmaceutical processes. To obligatory courses belong, for example: Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Botany, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Immunology, Microbiology, Radiopharmaceuticals. Students can also choose from a list of compulsory elective courses like Immunodiagnostics, Medicinal Plants, Biotechnology, New Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Xeniobiochemistry. Practice in a Community Pharmacy is an opportunity for each student to get in touch with a real-life pharmaceutical experience. A student is obliged to sign up for not less than 40 credits, maximum 90 credits, in one academic year. A recommended amount of credits per one academic year is 60.
The cost is 7500€ per one academic year. There is a written test needed to get accepted. Every year there are around 120 English speaking students accepted to the faculty.