Course: Introduction to Study and History of Pharmacy

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Course title Introduction to Study and History of Pharmacy
Course code 3110/F1UD1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ambrus Tünde, PharmDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. High schools, universities - intorduction to study. 2. University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno. Pharmacy and its position within the health-care system. 3. Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals - basic terms. 4. History of Pharmacy as a scientific discipline. Periodization of pharmacy history. 5. Healing in the prehistoric and ancient times. 6. Pharmacy as a relatively independent profession. Pharmacy in the middle ages. 7. Pharmacy in the modern time. 8. Differentiation of pharmaceutical functions. Development of pharmaceutical sciences. 9. Development of pharmaceutical branches I. 10. Development of pharmaceutical branches II. 11. Development of pharmaceutical branches III. 12. Professional pharmaceutical literature. Development od pharmacopoeias. 13. Pharmaceutical professional and scientific organizations. Development of the international cooperation in pharmacy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Main aims of the course are: to give students basic information on several aspects of higher education system and study at the university; to characterize pharmacy and its position in the health-care system, basic terms and relationships in field of remedies and medicinal products. Important aim of the course is to inform students about historical development of pharmacy, of its social position in different historical periods and cultures, and make a contribution to forming the professional morality and cohesion of the students.


Assessment methods and criteria
lectures, exam
Recommended literature
  • Broncová, D. (ed). Historie farmacie v českých zemích. Praha, 2003.
  • Devies, G. Kompletní historie medicíny. Brno, 2013.
  • Chalabala, M. a kol. Encyklopédia farmácie. Martin, 1991.
  • Rusek, V., Kučerová, M. Úvod do studia farmacie a dějiny farmacie. Praha, 1983.
  • Rusek, V., Smečka, V. České lékárny. Praha, 2000.
  • Schott, H. a kol. Kronika medicíny. Praha, 1994.
  • Smečka, V., Rusek, V., Kolář, J. Lékárenství I. Vývojové kroky československých lékáren se zřetelem k činnosti výdejní. Brno, 2008.
  • Večerek, V. a kol. 90 let Veterinární a farmaceutické univerzity Brno. Brno, 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Pharmacy Pharmacy (1) Pharmaceutical sciences 1 Winter