Pharmaceutical Education in Ukraine

In our country there is a wide network of institutions of higher medical education which train pharmacists.

To enter a pharmaceutical faculty students take written entrance examinations in chemistry, biology and Ukrainian. The course of study lasts for five years. During the first two years the students study subjects as botany, general chemistry, physiology, physics, ets. During the third, fourth, fifth years they have classes in special sciences, like pharmacology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry ets.

The students also have practical classes in laboratories where they study physical and medical properties of medicines. Pharmaceutical students have practical training at chemist’s shops where they learn to work as pharmacists.

After graduation all pharmaceutical students have a period of internship. Here they specialize in the following pharmaceutical specialties: “pharmacy”, “clinical pharmacy”, “technology of pharmaceutical preparations” and “technology of perfumery and cosmetic preparations”.

At higher medical institutions of Ukraine there is also postgraduate study as a form of training scientific and teaching specialists. Post graduate education is not compulsory. The students study and write thesis to get the Master’s Degree or the Candidate of Science Degree.

After completing the course of study at the pharmaceutical faculty graduates can work as managers, assistant, dispensing pharmacists or chemist – analysts at chemist’s shop, pharmaceutical plants or chemical laboratories.

1. Answer the questions:

1. What higher medical institutions of our country train pharmacists?

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2. What entrance exams do the applicants take?

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3. Where do the students have practical training?

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4. Where do the students have practical classes?

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5. What is internship?

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6. What pharmaceutical specialties do you know?

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7. What is postgraduate study?

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8. Where can graduates work after completing their study?

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Correct the statements below

1. Applicants take oral exams to enter pharmaceutical faculty.

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2. Students have practical classes at chemist’s shop.



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3. Students study pharmacology and pharmacognosy during the second year of study.

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4. Students specialize in pharmaceutical specialties during the last year of study.

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5. In laboratories students study pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, technology of pharmaceutical preparations.

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6. Every student of pharmacy takes a postgraduate course.

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