The UFSC Pharmacy Program focuses on a student-centered learning in which the professor has the role of a facilitator and a mediator in the teaching and learning process. It aims to provide a full and appropriate training through the articulation of teaching, research, outreach and assistance. The pharmacist graduated from UFSC should have a qualification that considers the social needs in terms of health, the comprehensive health care in the regionalized and hierarchical system of reference and counter-reference, and teamwork, with emphasis on the Unified Health System (SUS).
The National Council of Education (CNE) and the Superior Board of Education (CSE) also state that the Pharmacy graduate should have the following profile: a broad, humanist, critical and reflective qualification to work in all levels of health care, with scientific and intellectual accuracy; and the ability to perform activities related to drugs, medicines and pharmaceutical care, integrated to clinical and toxicological analysis, cosmetics and food, in favor of the health care of individuals, families and the community.
The Program’s curriculum covers the following areas of knowledge:
I. Exact Sciences: notions of physical, chemical, mathematical and statistical approaches, processes and methods that support pharmaceutical sciences;
II. Biological and Health Sciences: molecular and cellular-based contents of normal and altered processes, structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems, as well as biochemical, microbiological, immunological processes and molecular genetics throughout the development of the health/illness process;
III. Human and Social Sciences: contents related to the various dimensions of the individual/society relationship, contributing to the understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, psychological, ecological, ethical and legal determinants, and contents related to communication, economics and management at the individual and collective levels, giving support for the pharmaceutical activity;
IV. Pharmaceutical Sciences: studies of medicines with respect to the research, development, formulation, production, storage and quality control of inputs, drugs, medicines and cosmetics; pharmacodynamics, bioavailability, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use and pharmacoepidemiology, to ensure good dispensing practices and rational use of medicines; fundamentals that support pharmaceutical care at the individual and collective levels; contents related to clinical laboratory and therapeutic diagnosis and to bromatology, biosafety and toxicology, giving support for the pharmaceutical care.
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