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Required Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge skills and general competence:ยป


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge of medicinal products and their application, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics including choice of product, dosing, important side effects, interactions and therapy management for the most common diseases.
  • has in-depth knowledge of biochemical and physiological mechanisms of action.
  • has advanced knowledge of the development and manufacture of medicinal products including isolation, synthesis and analysis of the active substances, formulation, manufacture and quality control of medicinal products and quality assurance of all steps of the process.


The candidate

  • is able, independently, to isolate, synthesize and analyse chemical substances, produce medicinal products and perform quality control of these.
  • is able to assume independent pharmaceutical professional functions in pharmacies, other parts of the healthcare service and within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • is able to perform his or her occupational function in accordance with statutes, regulations and professional ethical guidelines
  • is able to work with other healthcare professionals on optimal drug treatment for the individual patient.
  • is able to account for the special characteristics of the pharmaceutical market and discuss drug use in a national and international perspective.
  • is able to undertake an independent, defined research project under guidance and in line with current norms of research ethics.

General competence

The candidate

  • is able to acquire and apply new knowledge and assess scientific literature and drug information critically.
  • is able to convey research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues with healthcare professionals, professionals from affiliated disciplines and users of medicinal products.

Suitability and autorisation

Formal requirements: A candidate with a master's degree in Pharmacy should:

  • Have knowledge, skills and professional attitudes in pharmacy sufficient to qualify for public authorisation as a pharmacist by application in accordance with Act of 2nd July 1999, No 64 relating to health personnel etc. (the Health Personnel Act)
  • Be eligible for approval as a pharmacist in the EU by application in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications

Be eligible for approval as a "Qualified Person" (QP) in accordance with Regulation No 1441 of 2 November 2004: Regulation concerning the production and import of pharmaceutical products.