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The Master in Clinical Pharmacy provides the professional knowledge and skills required for the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services. The programme combines academic and theoretical learning with practical training so that pharmacists may acquire the problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills needed to deal with all matters relating to the safe and cost-effective administration and use of medicines and medical devices and the provision of medicines-related information services. Clinical pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care to patients not only within the hospital setting, but also in community pharmacies, private clinics, in nursing homes etc. and any other environment where medicines are prescribed and used. Furthermore clinical pharmacists may play an essential role in clinical research organizations.

The duration of the Master course is three semesters of full-time study. The first two semesters include theoretical courses provided by Faculty Members of the Department of Pharmacy and the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as physicians and other health care professionals from hospitals and the public health sector. The third semester includes practical and applied clinical training for 5 months in Hospitals in the Attica region, where the students perform medication reviews to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of patients’ pharmacotherapy. Students write exams in all courses at the end of each semester. 
Each student is also required to complete a dissertation on a research subject provided by the academic supervisor. 

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a degree in Pharmacy from a Greek or a Foreign University recognized by the Hellenic National Recognition and Information Centre (Hellenic NARIC, DOATAP). Students are selected based on the following criteria: the final grade of their undergraduate degree in Pharmacy, the grade received for their undergraduate dissertation, other undergraduate of postgraduate degrees in a related field, final grades in relevant undergraduate courses (Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology, Biopharmaceutics, Pathophysiology, Clinical Pharmacy), the number of publications or presentations at conferences, participation in relevant seminars/workshops related to the field of Clinical Pharmacy, work experience in fields related to Clinical Pharmacy, and and an interview hosted by members of the Master committee. For both Greek and Foreign students the level of oral and written expression and comprehension for the English language is required to be B2 (Upper-Intermediate English) (CEFRL). Foreign students must also confirm adequate knowledge of the Greek language (C1 level). 

Course Requirements

A total of 90 ECTS credits are required to complete the degree. Master students are required to successfully attend and complete all modules, to attend seminars and complete a postgraduate thesis in a subject related to the specialization. The Master thesis can be carried out at a University abroad with the ERASMUS programme.

Required Modules: 
1st semester (30 ECTS):
Clinical Pharmacology I / Pathology I / Pathophysiology I
Application of Laboratory and Analytical Methods in the Diagnosis and Therapeutic Monitoring of Patients
Statistical Methods and their applications in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Advanced Biopharmaceutics-Pharmacokinetics
Application of Pharmacokinetics in Therapeutics
Thesis (part I)

2nd semester (30 ECTs): 
Clinical Pharmacology II / Pathology II / Pathophysiology II
Investigation of interesting Pharmacology/Toxicology case studies 
Thesis (part II)
3rd semester (30 ECTs):
Clinical practice
Thesis (part III)

Tuition Fees: 2,400 € for the entire Master program, payable in three instalments (i.e. 800 € for each semester). A fee waiver can be granted for students with low family income. 

Please find more information (in Greek) about the study program in the Regulations of the Μaster in Clinical Pharmacy

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