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Universidade Lusófona

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor; Master | 10 Semesters | 300 ECTS

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Luis Monteiro Rodrigues


Marisa Paiva

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
02- Biology and Geology

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 300 ECTS


The pharmaceutical profession is determinedly focused on the patient and on medication, and it is expected that this represents the main direction of professional expertise in the years to come. Indeed, the final report of the WHO Consultative Group on the Role of the Pharmacist: Preparing the Future Pharmacist - Curriculum Development (Vancouver, 1997) clearly points to the educational and professional valences of the future - the purported pharmacist of the "seven stars", in which each star corresponds to the performance of specific skills, which are widely developed in the competencies of this cycle.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The Integrated Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences is organized and boasts of teaching body that is capable of endowing the students with the necessary competencies in order to:

disseminate and systematize the concepts that are fundamental to the practice of the pharmaceutical profession including aspects related to the legislation and good practice standards for pharmaceutical and laboratory purposes (clinical and industrial)
provide updated teaching of the major areas of knowledge underlying pharmaceutical practices in the area of the Community Pharmacy
provide updated teaching of the major areas of knowledge underlying pharmaceutical practices in the area of the Hospital Pharmacy
provide updated teaching of the major areas of knowledge underlying pharmaceutical practices in the area of the Industrial Pharmacy (development, quality control, marketing and merchandising)
provide updated teaching of the major areas of knowledge underlying pharmaceutical practices in the area of Clinical and Chemical-Biological Analysis
provide baseline information essential to the pharmaceutical practices in key matters such as, pharmaco-vigilance, pharmaco-epidemiology, prevention and detection of adverse reactions, participation in programs of Clinical Nutrition, monitoring the pharmacokinetics of drugs, in what regards the objective and independent information transmitted to the prescribing doctor and the counselling and information transmitted to patients, as well as the pharmaco-economics, thus contributing to the sensible use of medicines

Further Studies

Specialization and post-graduate programmes, including 3rd cycle programmes related to doctoral studies.

Occupacional Profiles

The professionals trained at the Lusophone University (¿Universidade Lusófona¿) are capable of performing the tasks of a pharmacist in different areas, from the Community Pharmacy to the Hospital Pharmacy, to the galenical and chemical development in the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries, to the management and commercial promotion of pharmaceutical products and chemicals and, to Clinical Chemical-Biological Analysis, in addition to simultaneously generating favourable conditions to broaden the graduate students¿ academic knowledge on the one hand and their know-how on the level of a specialist post-graduate course, on the other.

Scientific Areas

Ciências farmacêuticas | Saúde | Saúde e protecção social


Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Analytical ChemistryFirst Semester5
Biomathematics and StatisticsFirst Semester5
BiophysicsFirst Semester4
Cell Biology IFirst Semester4
Functional Anatomy IFirst Semester4
Health and Contemporary Culture HistoryFirst Semester4
Lab TechniquesFirst Semester4
Biochemistry ISecond Semester4
BiostatisticsSecond Semester4
Cell Biology IISecond Semester4
Chemistry-PhysicsSecond Semester5
Functional Anatomy IISecond Semester4
Introduction to ProfessionSecond Semester4
Organic Chemistry ISecond Semester5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Analytical Methods IFirst Semester5
Biochemistry IIFirst Semester4
General MicrobiologyFirst Semester5
Human Physiology IFirst Semester5
Organic Chemistry IIFirst Semester6
First Semester5
Analytical Methods IISecond Semester6
Human Physiology IISecond Semester5
Molecular BiologySecond Semester5
Second Semester6
Second Semester4
Second Semester4
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Galenic PharmacyFirst Semester6
Human GeneticsFirst Semester4
ImmunologyFirst Semester4
Pharmacology IFirst Semester6
PhysiopathologyFirst Semester5
First Semester5
BiopharmacySecond Semester6
Pharmaceutical Technology ISecond Semester6
Pharmacology IISecond Semester6
VirologySecond Semester4
Second Semester5
Second Semester3
4st Year/ Semester ECTS
Deontology and Pharmaceutical LegislationFirst Trimester3
Non-Prescription Drug TherapyFirst Trimester4
Option 1First Trimester2
PharmacokineticsFirst Trimester6
Pharmaceutical Technology IISecond Trimester6
PharmacotherapySecond Trimester5
PharmagenomicsSecond Trimester4
Epidemiology and Methodology Pharmacoepidemiologic Third Trimester5
Pharmaceutical Technology IIIThird Trimester6
Third Trimester4
Clinical BiochemistryFourth Trimester4
DermopharmacyFourth Trimester5
Option 2Fourth Trimester2
Public HealthFourth Trimester4
5st Year/ Semester ECTS
TraineeshipSecond Semester30
Clinical PharmacyFirst Trimester5
Option 3First Trimester2
Pharmaceutical AdministrationFirst Trimester4
First Trimester4
Communication and Pharmacy Practice Second Trimester6
Option 4Second Trimester2
Toxicology and PharmacotoxicologySecond Trimester7

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Amilcar Elizeu Rato Da Silva RobertoDoctorateFull-Time
Ana Alexandra Da Conceição Mirco FernandesMasterFull-Time
Ana Cristina Monteiro Primo JalecoDoctoratePart-Time
Ana Cristina Rosado Pelerito De Araújo GonçalvesMasterPart-Time
Ana Luísa Gomes JúlioMasterPart-Time
Ana Maria Herrero ValverdeDoctorateFull-Time
Ana Patrícia Da Costa FilipeMasterPart-Time
Ana Sofia Gonçalves Teixeira De MacedoDoctoratePart-Time
Ana Sofia Gregório FernandesDoctorateFull-Time
Anabela Pereira NevesDoctoratePart-Time
António Pedro De Figueiredo Hipólito De AguiarDoctorateFull-Time
Bruno Ricardo Pereira De Martins MendesMasterPart-Time
Carla Isabel Silva MonteiroMasterPart-Time
Catarina Alexandra Gonçalves GarciaMasterPart-Time
Catarina Baptista Fialho RosadoDoctorateFull-Time
Cipriano Pires JustoDoctoratePart-Time
Dina Da Conceição Marçal Verdugo DuarteMasterPart-Time
Filipa Santana FerreiraMasterPart-Time
Filipe Fernando Da Cruz InácioDoctoratePart-Time
Henrique Nuno Nazaré E SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Joana Eulália Da Cruz Marçalo De AndradeMasterPart-Time
Joana Filipa Portugal Faria Da MotaDoctorateFull-Time
João Guilherme Feliciano Da CostaDoctorateFull-Time
João Ruben Lucas Mota PerdigãoDoctorateFull-Time
Lara Filipa Alves PomboMasterPart-Time
Ligia Augusta De Sá Brito ReisMasterFull-Time
Luis António Monteiro RodriguesDoctorateFull-Time
Luís Miguel Vasques RoqueMasterPart-Time
Manuel Francisco Roque SantosBachelorPart-Time
Maria Dulce Carapinha FonsecaMasterPart-Time
Maria Dulce Ramos Varzea Gomes Dos Santos AguiarMasterFull-Time
Maria João Mendes Simões PedroDoctoratePart-Time
Maria Lidia Laginha Mestre Guerreiro Da PalmaDoctoratePart-Time
Maria Manuela Oliveira Abreu Costa Gomes TeixeiraMasterFull-Time
Maria Margarida André Oliveira EstudanteDoctoratePart-Time
Marisa Helena Fonseca NicolaiDoctorateFull-Time
Nelson Alexandre Rodrigues TavaresDoctorateFull-Time
Nuno Ricardo De Almeida SaraivaDoctorateFull-Time
Patrícia Dias Mendonça RijoDoctorateFull-Time
Paula Cristina Da Silva França Gomes PereiraDoctorateFull-Time
Paulo Eduardo Pereira GonçalvesBachelorPart-Time
Paulo Jorge Pereira Alves PaixãoDoctorateFull-Time
Pedro Ricardo Martins Lopes Da FonteDoctoratePart-Time
Rita Alexandra Mourato Dos Reis CaparicaMasterPart-Time
Rita Maria Dos Reis De OliveiraMasterPart-Time
Tânia Vanessa Santos De AlmeidaDoctorateFull-Time


Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Change Course 68 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Technological Specialization Courses 180 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
Over 23 years 180 €
200 €
200 €
Student Insurance40 €
Registration499 €
Enrollment316 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 485,1 €
Per ECTS 16,17 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force