Pharmacist with a Master's Degree
Pharmacists with a Master's Degree are required to complete a traineeship programme, pass a professionalexamination, enter the register of health and allied professionals, and obtain a licence before they begin practicing the profession.
They may engage in private health care provision as legal or natural persons.
Areas of work of Pharmacists with a Master's Degree include:
- pharmacy services at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of healthcare;
- laboratories at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of healthcare;
- social medicine, hygienic and epidemiologic activities, and activities related to health and ecology;
- research institutes;
- social institutions;
- regulatory bodies.
Pharmacists with a Master's Degree engage in the following professional activities:
- the dispensing of prescription and non-prescription medicinal products for human and veterinary use; the dispensing of medical devices and other goods;
- consultations on the correct and safe use of prescription and non-prescription medicinal products for human and veterinary use and of medical devices and other goods;
- monitoring the correctness in prescribing, dispensing and storing medicinal products under their personal responsibility in the framework of their qualification;
- participation in treatment supervised by a medical practitioner (verification of the relevance and quantity of the prescribed medicinal products, their potential interactions and adverse reactions);
- the provision of pharmaceutical care in medication therapy and treatment methods with medical devices;
- the provision of pharmaceutical care in prevention and early diagnosis of diseases;
- the provision of pharmaceutical care in self-medication (assessment of a patient's health condition, decision on the type of consultation, and assessment of the self-medication treatment);
- the manufacture of extemporaneous and galenic medicinal products (also manufactured under special conditions) ensuring their quality, safety and effectiveness, as well as safety at work;
- the procurement, preparation and storage of prescription and non-prescription medicinal products for human and veterinary use and of medical devices and other goods;
- the implementation of pharmaceutical prevention programmes and health promotion;
- the drafting and keeping of records and documentation;
- participation in a healthcare team;
- reviewing of medicinal product use;
- reviewing of pharmacotherapy;
- the performance of and participation in research work;
- the quality control of medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances;
- the analysis and investigation of biological materials;
- the introduction of new applications on analysers;
- the taking, sorting, recording, preserving and storing of biological material and the control thereof;
- the provision of counselling to patients on the correct taking of biological material and potential preanalytical impacts.