The Pharmacy undergraduate course, offered at the University of Campinas since 2004, is notable for its dynamic, diverse and innovative character. In spite of its relatively short existence, it has been acknowledged for its excellence in national and international higher education rankings.
The pharmaceutical profession is consolidated in the market, with job opportunities in multiple areas. Even though it is known as a traditional career in the job market, the area is always expanding its frontiers and providing us with innovation.
Program alumni are qualified to work in all pharmaceutical science segments, such as in the industrial area, in clinical laboratories, hospitals, and drug stores. In the industrial area, pharmacists develop, control and manage pharmaceutical products and processes, including food, medicine, hygiene products, cosmetic products and diagnoses.
The clinical laboratory area is where biochemical, pharmacological and toxicological tests are executed, controlled and managed, among other operations. The pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy segments are the ones in which professionals have a closer relationship with patients. All these areas are enhanced by the work of pharmacists who conduct basic and applied scientific research at Unicamp, as well as in other universities and research centers.
The unique advantage offered by Unicamp resides in the multidisciplinary integration of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCF, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas) with other university departments. Within the common core of its course subjects, the Biology and Chemistry Institutes and the Faculty of Medical Sciences work in tandem with the FCF. Also, institutions such as the Pluridisciplinary Center of Chemical, Biological and Agricultural Research, the Intoxication Control Center, Unicamp’s Clinical Hospital the Center of Integral Care to Women’s Health and the Sumaré State Hospital, all ofer classes and internship opportunities.
The curriculum includes general and specific classes in the areas of math, human sciences, biology and pharmacy. The course’s pedagogical planning provides that it should be ideally concluded within 10 semesters, with full-time classes, qualifying the student in all the above-described professional skills. In the last two semesters of the course, classes do not require in-person attendance – this allows the students to have a flexible schedule, carrying out their curricular internships in other cities, states or countries.