Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Pharmacy
General Objectives of the CourseThe bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Pharmacy (BBP) provides training of professionals able to work in the interface between classical careers such as Medicine and Pharmacy, particularly regarding all aspects concerning pharmaceutical design and development and clinical trials. The follow up of medicines lifetime covers a set of skills and competences that are spread, and this explains the need for new professionals oriented to scientific and technical innovation, but with a good knowledge of the regulatory component which underlies this activity.
a) National Access Competition: 12th school year or legal equivalent; minimum marks of 95 out of 200 in the admission exams and in the application mark: (art. 24, a) and c), of the DL no. 296-A/98, 25/09); formula of the application mark: (art. 26 of the same): 50% corresponds to the final mark of secondary education and 50% corresponds to the mark of the admission exams – Biology and Geology (02) and Physics and Chemistry (07);
b) Special Access Competition for International Applicants, in accordance with the Regulation no. 135/2014, 04/04;
c) Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course Regimes;
d) Special Access Competition for Students over the age of 23 and Special Access Competition for Holders of
Secondary or Higher Education Degrees, in accordance with the DL no. 113/2014, 16/09.
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Professional GoalsMultidisciplinary competences within scientific and technological innovation associated with the pharmaceutical development, having as career opportunities: pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations (CRO), public or private research institutions and regulatory authorities (INFARMED - Portuguese Authority of Medicines and Health Products; EMEA –European Medicines Agency).
Notable amongst the tasks to be fulfilled are the quality management and guarantee, project management and monitoring of clinical trials , data management and statistics, and regulatory affairs.
Mode of StudyThe course is delivered in full time or part time attendance and daytime schedule.
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsMultidisciplinary skills in the context of scientific and technological innovation associated to the development of medicinal products, which professional outputs such as the pharmaceutical industry, research organizations (CROs) under contract, research units, public or private, and regulatory authorities (Infarmed; EMEA). Among the tasks to be performed, management and quality assurance, project management and monitoring of clinical research, data management and statistics, and regulation of the drug are to point out.
António José Ribeiro
Maria Margarida Coutinho de Seabra Castel-Branco Caetano
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
António José Ribeiro
Ricardo António Esteves de Castro
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, amended and republished by the decree: DL no 107/2008, 25th June; Ordinance no. 782/2009, 23rd de July.
The Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Pharmacy is granted to those students who accomplish with a successful assessment the whole curricular units corresponding to a total of 180 ECTS, 6 semesters.
Access to Further StudiesThis qualification gives access to a higher level training, namely 2nd cycle studies.
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9832
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 6 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Call for Applications
- Course/institution transfer
- Holders of Other Higher Education Degrees
- Over 23-year-olds
- Special Contest for International Students (Bachelor's Degree and Integrated Master's Degree Courses)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 20-09-2021
Start date (first year): 06-10-2021
End date: 18-12-2021
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 07-02-2022
End date: 21-05-2022
- 2017-09-20 a 2023-09-19