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University College Cork (UCC) (School of Pharmacy)




Provision of health services is now a team effort involving many professions. The degree of B.Pharm at UCC is offered by the School of Pharmacy within the Faculty of Medicine and Health in collaboration with the School of Medicine and departments in the Faculty of Science. The pharmacist is the member of the Health Service team specifically concerned with medicines. Pharmacists have legal, professional and ethical responsibilities. The role of the pharmacist is expanding into areas, such as primary care and health promotion. The degree at UCC prepares pharmacy graduates to assume these new and challenging roles, along with the traditional roles.
The four year degree course involves the following major areas of study: Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Practice,Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry; Formulation and Drug Delivery;
Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Practice, includes pharmaceutical care and the professional aspects of pharmacy in both community and hospital pharmacy.

Clinical Practice comprehend other areas of study, especially subjects taught in the earlier years of the course: physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, microbiology, chemistry and pharmaceutics.

Pharmacology is the study of the actions of drugs upon the cells and organs of the body.

Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry covers chemical aspects of the pharmaceutical sciences ranging from drug design and synthesis of compounds for pharmaceutical applications, principles and methods of analysis and chemical structure determination of molecules, drug discovery and development, and the chemistry of molecules from natural sources.

Formulation and Drug Delivery concerns the formulation of medicines into a preparation for administration of that medicine to a human or animal.





School name:University College Cork (UCC)School of Pharmacy
Address:Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, Room UG06, College Road
Zip & city: Cork
Phone:+353-21- 4901662
Web:http://www.ucc.ie/academic/pharmschool/
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