Professional opportunities

Law 44/2003, of 21 November, management of the health professions: corresponds the pharmacists 'activities directed at the production, conservation and delivery " of medicines, as well as collaboration in the analytical process, pharmacotherapy and public health monitoring"."

  • Identify, design, obtain, analyze, control, and produce drugs and medicines, as well as other products and raw materials of health interest of human use and veterinarian.
  • Assess the therapeutic and toxic effects of substances with pharmacological activity.
  • Learn to apply the scientific method and acquire skills in the management of legislation, sources of information, bibliography, developing protocols and other aspects that it considered necessary for the design and critical evaluation of preclinical trials and clinical.
  • Design, prepare, supply and dispense medicines and other products of interest sanitary.
  • Provide therapeutic drug therapy and diet therapy, as well as the field Council nutritional and food establishments that serve.
  • Promote the rational use of medicines and healthcare products, as well as to acquire Basic knowledge of clinical management, economics of health and efficient use of human resources.
  • Identify, evaluate and control problems related to drugs and medicines, as well as participate in pharmacovigilance activities.
  • Carry out the activities of social and clinical pharmacy, following the cycle of pharmaceutical care.
  • Intervene in the activities of promotion of health, prevention of disease, at the individual, family and community level with a comprehensive and multi-professional view the process health - disease.
  • Design, implement and evaluate reagents, methods and clinical analytical techniques, knowing the basic fundamentals of the clinical analyses and features and content the opinions of laboratory Diagnostics.
  • To assess the toxicological effects of substances and designing and implementing the tests and corresponding analysis.
  • Develop hygienic analysis - health especially the related with the Food and environment.
  • Develop skills of communication and information, both oral and written, to deal with patients and users of the Centre to play where his professional activity. Promote work and collaboration capabilities in multidisciplinary teams and those related to other health professionals.
  • Learn about the ethical and deontological principles according to the legislative provisions, regulations and administrative governing professional practice, understanding the ethical implications of health in context of social transformation.
  • Recognize the limitations and the need to maintain and update the competition Professional, giving special importance to the self-learning of new knowledge based on the available scientific evidence.

Postgraduate and specialisation

A) postgraduate studies

Postgraduate studies aim to deepen the academic training, Professional or graduate researcher. They can be of two types:

  • Master: aims to the acquisition by the student of a training Advanced, specialised or multidisciplinary character specialization-oriented academic or professional, either to promote the initiation in research tasks. They have a duration between 60 and 120 ECTS (System European of transfer credits of credits), or what is the same, one to two academic years.
  • PhD: is named to the third cycle of university education conducive to the acquisition of competences and skills related with the quality scientific research. The overcoming of the teachings of doctorate It will give right to obtain the degree of Doctor or doctor.

On the other hand, there are other training courses taught by companies or specialized institutes, institutions and entities, and make it easier for the graduate its "Continuing professional development" (DPC).

The General Council of Provincial Pharmacy Chambers, offers professionals Pharmacy courses included in your National Plan for Continuing Education.

(B) specialized health training (FIR)

Once completes the degree in pharmacy, you can opt to health training Specialized for the obtaining of the corresponding title of pharmacist specialist.

Is published annually in the Official Gazette the official provision by which approves the offer of squares and the call for selective tests for access to places health education for doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other Graduate/University graduates in the field of psychology, chemistry, the Biology and physics.

More information: FIR PORTALFARMA space

Professional field

Once he graduated and, where appropriate, specializes, pharmaceutical professional can work in the public sector or in the private sector.

In the case of the public sector, through what is known traditionally as "Opposition", the pharmacist can access different management jobs of the State, autonomous communities and local entities. Examples include: hospitals and primary care, technicians of the Ministry of health / AEMPS / AECOSAN, inspectors, Public health, customs, military or prison institutions, teaching technicians high chamber or University, municipal laboratories, etc.

As for the private sector, the main professional options are:

  • Pharmacy: It is exerted by more professional output Graduate / graduates in pharmacy. Health legislation recognizes the following activities: holder, Deputy, Regent and substitute. More information: Community pharmacy in Spain
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical and other manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical distribution
  • Dermopharmacy
  • Power
  • Orthopedics
  • Clinical laboratory: Clinical analysis, biochemistry, Parasitology and microbiology, Genetics, etc.
  • Other: Teaching and research, in commercial veterinary pharmaceutical and livestock groups, environment, etc.