Practical work and internships

Obligatory practical work and internships

From the first yearstudents undertake more than 1.000 hours in the laboratory, and from the 4th year, the curriculum of the IQS-Blanquerna Undergraduate Program in Pharmacy includes internships amounting to 36 ECTS.

Internships provide initial contact with the professional world and can be undertaken in the different specialist areas of the profession. Also, a high percentage of graduates find a job thanks to their internships.

Practical work for a concentration

During the fifth year of study, placements are carried out with a link to the specific field, taking place over a 3-month period. The contexts within which these practice periods evolve correspond to the four curricular training cycles (special fields) offered as part of the Pharmacy degree course of the Universitat Ramon Llull:

  • Food and nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Design and Production of Medication
  • Pharmaceutical management and Marketing
Supervised internships

The IQS-Blanquerna Undergraduate Program in Pharmacy stipulates that the course in supervised internships provides 24 ECTS and, in order to take the course, students must have achieved a minimum of 223 ECTS.

The objective is for students to acquire the necessary training in order to carry out the specific activities involved in their profession in the field of pharmaceutical healthcare.. For three months, students undertake professional work in pharmacies, and, for a further three months, in hospital pharmacies.  This enables students to acquire initial professional experience and to put into practice the knowledge, aptitudes required for the preparation, control, dispensing of medicines and give advice on their use.

In accordance with current regulations, these internships may be carried out in a pharmacy open to the public and/or a hospital under the supervision of the pharmacy service. The regulations governing services in pharmacies stipulates that one of the basic services pharmacists must provide to the public is collaboration with the education of those studying for an Undergraduate Program in Pharmacy, in accordance with EU and Spanish law and the laws governing universities’ curriculum.

The combined monitoring committee, made up of representatives from IQS and Blanquerna, the Department of Health and the Catalan Council of Pharmaceutical Institutes, has drawn up a document which sets out the organization model and a teaching guide relating to the supervised internships in the Undergraduate Program in Pharmacy.

Regulations on supervised internships

Participating centres

Hospital pharmacy centres and pharmacies that wish to receive students for supervised internships should address their applications to the Universitat Ramon Llull and receive the appropriate accreditation.

Hospital pharmacy services and pharmacies must fill in the appropriate form in order to obtain accreditation. Once it is granted, the accreditation lasts for three years and can be renewed by repeating the initial assessment process.

During this course there will be no new accreditations. If you need more information you can contact: Montserrat Riba, t. 93 253 32 56 (ext. 2079) |

Intership centers

AGC, Malgrat Pharma . Almirall SA . Asphalion SL . Beautyge SL (Revlon) . Boehringer Ingelheim España SA . Center For Intelligent Research in Crystal Engineering SL . Centre Mèdic Tecknon (BCN) . Chemir SA . Clínica Corachan . Clínica Girona . Clínica Sabadell . Clínica Sabadell (Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor) . Clínica Sagrada Família (BCN) . Concep Arquitectura y Diseño de Farmacias . Consell de Col·legis Farmacèutics de Catalunya . Consorci Sanitari Alt Penedès-Garraf (Hospital Residència Sant Camil) . Consorci Sanitari Alt Penedès-Garraf (Hospital Sant Camil). Consorci Sanitari del Maresme (Hospital de Mataró) . Consorci Sanitari Integral (Hospital Dos de Maig) . Cosmética Cosbar SL . Coty . CST-Hospital de Terrassa . CSV Experts SL . Draconis Pharma SL . DTU (Denmark) . Esencias Moles SA . Eurofragance SL . Euromed SA . Europastry SA . Fedefarma . Federació Farmacèutica SCCL . Ferrer Internacional . Fundació de gestiò sanitària-Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau . Fundació Hospital de la Santa Creu de Vic . Fundació Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla (Hospital del Vendrell) . Fundació Institut Català d’Investigació Química . Fundació Privada Hospital Asil de Granollers-Hospital de Granollers . Fundació Privada Institut de Recerca-Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau . Fundació Puigvert . Galenicum Special Ingredients SL . Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris-Hospital Universitari Santa Maria (Lleida) . Grupo J Uriach SL . Hartmann . Henkel Ibérica SA . Hospital Comarcal Alt Penedès . Hospital Comarcal Mora d’Ebre . Hospital de Manacor . Hospital de Palamós . Hospital de Santa Caterina (Salt) . Hospital d’Igualada . Hospital Sant Joan de Reus . Hospital Trueta (Girona) . ICO-Hospital Duran i Reynals . Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC) . Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) . Instituto de Investigación Biomédica (IRB) . Interquim SA . Ipsos . Iqvia Information SA . Isdin SA . Kernpharma . Keyser & Mackay CV (sucursal España) . Laboratorio Aldo-Union SL . Laboratorio de Complementos Nutricionales 1955 SL . Laboratorios Entema SL . Laboratorios Ern SA . Laboratorios Esteve . Laboratorios Gebro Pharma SA . Laboratorios Grifols SA . Laboratorios Medicamentos Internacionales SA . Laboratorios Reig Jofre SA . Laboratorios Roche . Leti Pharma . LGAI Technological Center SA . Medichem . Mútua de Terrassa-MPS a Prima Fixa . Novartis . Nupharm . Ofice SL-Laboratorio de Investigación Cerealista . Panreac Química SLU . Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (Sant Boi de Llobregat) . Proteodesign SL . Qualigen SL . Quirón Salud-IDCQ . Hospitales y Sanidad SL (Hospital General de Catalunya) . Quirón Salud-IDCQ Hospitales y Sanidad SL (Hospital QuirónSalud Barcelona) . Sandoz Industrial Products SA . Sanofi Aventis SA . SCIAS Hospital de Barcelona . SFH Complejo Hospitalario de Jaén . Synlab Italia SRL . TU Delft . Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona-Facultat de Farmàcia . Universidad de Calabria (Laboratorio de fitofarmacia) . Universidad Santiago de Compostela-CIMUS-Centro Singular de Investigación en Medicina Molecular y Enfermedades Crónicas. Viube Food SL (Mikshochips).

Laboratory and bromatology practical lessons

In these four first videos, the students explain some of the practical work they are doing in the lab. In the fifth video, you can see a bromatology practical lesson.