This course is addressed to 1rst semester young pharmacy students to be acquaintanced with the Pharmaceutical Science, its scope and subjects. The course is not only introductory for the Pharmaceutical Sciences but it might be helpful to the students to explore the historical evolution, the potential and the perspectives of their Scientific field.
During the course the following are presented and explained in summary:
The Curriculum in the School of Pharmacy, the profession of the pharmacist and the specialities.
Drugs- diseases - safe use of medicaments.
Food-health- in correlation to the drugs, similarities, differences.
Need for new drugs, routes for drugs’ invention.
The role of the pharmacist (in consideration to all the above mentioned) , ethics in Pharmacy.
By the end of this course, the students should be able to know and understand:
The subjects of their Science
The History and the evolution of the Drugs/Pharmacy
The drug development and the appropriate methods used within
The correlation between food and drugs under physiological or pathological conditions
The scientific and professional perspectives of pharmacists in a community
Course Content (Syllabus)
Ancient Eastern civilizations
Pharmaceutical Sciences in Mediteranianduring the Historical periods:
• Pro-Ippocratic period
• Ippocratic period (5th century –Alexander the Great)
• 1-3 rd centuries B.C.
Byzantine period-Μiddle Ages
Pharmaceutical Sciences during 12-17th centuries
2) Eleni A. Rekka
Elements of food, nutrition, in relation to health and drugs. Achievements of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Development of new drugs, methods, purpose. Perspectives of progress in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Organisation and studies at the School of Pharmacy, A.U.T. Pharmaceutical Chemistry: subject, aims, contribution to pharmaceutical education. Professional occupation of pharmacists. Branches in Pharmacy. Elements of Pharmaceutical Deontology.
3) Diamanto Lazari
Pharmacy in the 18th century. Important representatives of this era. Scientific period (from 19th century to present). Homeopathy and Homeopathic Medicines. Greek Pharmacopoeia. National Organization for Medicines (ΕΟΦ). Organisation of studies at School of Pharmacy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Presentation of Scientific Subjects of Departments of Pharmacognosy-Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Technology.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ιστορία Φαρμακευτικής, Γ. Φωκά
2. American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
3. History of Pharmacy: A Guide and a Survey, E Kremers, G Urdang - 1940 - JB Lippincott Company
1. S. Anderson, “Making medicines: A brief history of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals”, Pharmaceutical Press, 2005