These are the main competences for which this degree will qualify you:
- Assessing the therapeutic and toxic effects of pharmacologically active substances.
- Assessing the toxicological effects of substances and designing and applying tests and analyses as appropriate.
- Carrying out social and clinical pharmacy activities, following the pharmaceutical care cycle.
- Conducting health and hygiene analyses, particularly in relation to foodstuffs and the environment.
- Designing, applying and assessing reagents, methods and techniques for clinical analyses, acquiring a grounding in clinical analysis and the characteristics and content of laboratory diagnosis reports.
- Designing, preparing, supplying and dispensing medicaments and other healthcare products.
- Developing spoken and written communication and information skills for dealing with patients and users of the premises where they work. Fostering the ability to work in and cooperate with multidisciplinary teams and other health-care personnel.
- Fostering the rational use of medicaments and healthcare products, and acquiring a basic knowledge of clinical management, health economics and the efficient use of health resources.
- Identifying, assessing and evaluating problems concerned with pharmaceuticals and medicaments, and taking part in pharmacovigilance procedures.
- Identifying, designing, obtaining, analysing, controlling and producing pharmaceuticals and medicaments, along with other products and raw materials of interest in human and veterinary healthcare.
- Knowing how to apply the scientific method and acquiring skills in handling legislation, information sources, bibliographic material, drawing up protocols and other issues considered necessary for the design and critical assessment of pre-clinical and clinical tests.
- Learning about the principles of ethics and professional codes of practice in line with the provisions of law, regulations and administrative rulings that govern the practice of the profession, including the ethical implications of health in a changing social context.
- Providing therapeutic advice in drug therapy and diet therapy, and in the field of foodstuffs and nutrition at the establishments where they work.
- Recognising their own limitations and the need to maintain and update their job skills, with special emphasis on self-directed learning of new concepts based on the scientific evidence available.
- Taking part in activities for the promotion of health and the prevention of sickness at individual, family and community levels with a cross-sectoral, multi-professional view of the health/sickness process.