The Pharmacy Technician works within a team of healthcare assistants, providing information and counselling to customers and health professionals in what concerns to the use of medications and other health products, as well as healthcare provision in Pharmacy.

This professional is qualified to intervene in the different stages of the drug circuit, from its ordering and reception to the storing and dispensing to the customer. More specifically:

• Pharmacological analysis and tests

• Interpretation of therapeutic prescriptions and pharmaceutical formulas

• Preparation, identification and distribution of medicines

• Control of the preservation, distribution and stocking of drugs and other products.

The use of medications in modern societies is an unquestionable benefit, which enables pharmaceutical industry to answer the needs and demands of populations, while contributing to a significant improvement in the quality of life. Therefore, the involvement of Pharmacy Technicians in health teams contributes in a decisive way to a more effective health system, promoting a rational and safe use of medicines.


727 - Ciências farmacêuticas
Número: R/A-Ef805/2011/AL01
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho n.º 5969/2018 (2ªSérie),
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Biochemistry Semester 4.5
Health Psychology Semester 3.0
Introduction To Pharmacy Semester 6.0
Basic Concepts of Experimental Planning Semester 3.0
Anatomy Semester 4.0
Química Bioinorgânica Semester 5.5
Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques and Laboratory Methods II Semester 5.5
Pharmacy Laboratory I Semester 5.5
Cell Biology and Histology Semester 6.0
Organic and Biochemistry Laboratoty Semester 3.0
Applied Organic Chemistry Semester 3.5
Disease Agents and Vectors I Semester 5.0
Fisiology and Pathology I Semester 5.5
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Genetics Semester 3.0
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Semester 6.0
Pharmacology I Semester 7.5
Disease Agents and Vectors II Semester 5.0
Biofarmácia e Farmacocinética Semester 4.5
Immunology Semester 3.0
Fisiology and Pathology II Semester 5.5
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Semester 5.5
Simulated Practices in Pharmacotherapy I Semester 5.0
Pharmacotechnology II Semester 6.0
Pharmacotechnology I Semester 6.0
Health Education Semester 3.0
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Dermopharmacy And Cosmetic 1st Semester 4.0
Management And Entrepreneurship 1st Semester 3.0
Organization And Management Of The Pharmacy I 1st Semester 4.0
Pharmacology II 1st Semester 7.0
Pharmaceutical Technology III 1st Semester 3.5
Simulated Practices In Pharmacotherapy II 1st Semester 5.0
Quality Management 2nd Semester 3.0
Organization And Management Of The Pharmacy II 2nd Semester 4.0
Non-Conventional Therapeutics 2nd Semester 4.0
Pharmacology III 2nd Semester 5.5
Simulated Practices in Pharmacotherapy III 2nd Semester 3.5
Nutrition, Health Products and Medical Devices 2nd Semester 4.0
Training I 2nd Semester 6.0
Data Processing And Analysis Semester 3.5
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Research project Annual 6.0
Training II Annual 54.0
Nowadays, Community Pharmacies employ a major part of the graduates. Other institutions of drug manufacturing/retailing and healthcare assistance can also hire Pharmacy Technicians for the execution of their tasks, particularly non-prescription drug retailers (Decree-Law 134/2005 of August 16), where they can undertake the function of Technical Managers. Other entities that can hire Pharmacy Technicians are pharmaceutical industry, health centres, teaching institutions and research centres.

Minimum Grade

95 points

Tests for Admission

95 points

One of the following combinations:

02 Biology and Geology


02 Biology and Geology + 07 Physics and Chemistry


02 Biology and Geology + 16 Mathematics

Application Grade (Formula)

High School Average Grade 50%

Tests for Admission 50%


Medical Certificate

Individual Health Survey

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