Bachelor Pharmaceutical Sciences
Drugs in the Spotlight
The development of every drug draws on an extensive body of knowledge concerning the chemical, physical and biological properties of its active ingredients and excipients, the technology of its production and its effect on the human body.
In the first two years, the course focuses on the fundamentals of science. In addition to theoretical knowledge, practical skills for experimental work in the laboratory are also acquired. Students are introduced to the research and activities that are undertaken in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
The third year is dedicated subjects specifically related to the pharmaceutical sciences, supplemented by practicals on medicines which have an interdisciplinary orientation. The program is completed by a three-week internship in a pharmacy and a first-aid course.
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Educational objective and career profile
Pharmacists acquire fundamental knowledge about drugs. They are specialists in this field and work in a very diverse range of areas for the benefit of society. They perform research on new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches in industry, address pharmaceutical questions in complex health-related and sociopolitical contexts, work in consulting and knowledge transfer, hold positions in the public sector or manage public or hospital pharmacies.
About this institute
Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. The university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a...
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