ECTS course information and Curriculum
    Poland is one of the leading countries conforming to the guidelines from the Bologna Process in European higher education. The degree system based on the Bachelor's, Masters and Ph.D. structure has been successfully implemented together with the ECTS credits system. By adapting to the European standard in higher education, it has become easier for students who complete all or part of their education in Poland to obtain recognition of their qualifications in other countries.
    All study programs at the Medical University of Warsaw are measured in terms of ECTS credits. All courses have a number of credits allocated reflecting the time that an average student will need to attend the course and finish it. The credit is the total of all study activities for one course: lectures, seminars, practical classes, study time, preparation for examinations, writing essays, etc.. A full-time one-year study program amounts to 60 credits (30 credits per semester), which comprises a student workload of about 1500 to 1800 hours. It may look different for each  individual student depending on their capacities, skills, foreknowledge and efforts.

    A full-time five-year study course amounts to 330 ECTS credits which comprises a total student workload of about 5400 hours.
Primarily in the first and second year, students study core subjects in some basic sciences including biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, microbiology, molecular genetics, nutrition and physiological science. To complement these scientific disciplines, there are subjects in various pharmaceutical sciences presented in the first three years. These subjects cover organic and medicinal agents, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. Together, the pharmaceutical science and basic science subjects provide a solid foundation for studies in the professional aspects of pharmacy, such as pharmacy practice. Our five-year MPharm degree enables you to undertake that training in two six-month periods as part of the degree. This enables you to sit for your professional examination and hence register as a pharmacist immediately after graduation.

1st Year (690 hrs. 42 ECTS)
    Human Anatomy
    Biology & Genetics
    General and Inorganic Chemistry
    Pharmaceutical Botany
    History of Pharmacy
    Polish Language
    Occupational Safety and Health
    Physical Training

2nd year (780 hrs. 60 ECTS)
    Analytical Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    Identification of Organic Compounds
    Professional ethics
    Economics and Management in Pharmacy
    History of Philosophy
    Psychology & sociology

3rd year (1030 hrs. 64 ECTS)
    Molecular Biology
    Medicinal chemistry
    Drug Metabolism
    Drug Delivery Technologies & Formulation part 1
    First aid training for pharmacists
    Summer internship in community pharmacies

4th year (1070 hrs. 66 ECTS)
    Bromatology and Food Technology
    Synthesis and technology of medicines
    Drug Delivery Technologies & Formulation part 2
    Pharmacology with Pharmacodynamics
    Hygiene and epidemiology
    Drugs of Natural Origin
    Elective courses – e.g. Clinical Pharmacy and Cosmetology
    Summer internship in community pharmacies

5th year (1830 hrs. 108 ECTS)
    Pharmaceutical care
    Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    Drug Delivery Technologies & Formulation part 3
    Introductory Pharmacy Practice
    Pharmacogenomics and Drug Information For Professionals
    Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine
    Pharmacy Law
    Elective courses – cont.
6-month period after 5th year
    Pre-registration internship in community pharmacies