Practical work and internships

Obligatory practical work and internships

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

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.

  • Internships provide initial contact with the professional world.
  • They can be undertaken in the different specialist areas of the profession and help students to discover their professional interests.
  • They provide work experience and are a special feature of the curriculum.
  • A high percentage of graduates find a job thanks to their internships.
Practical work for a concentration

In the 4th academic year, practical work for a pathway is carried out. It lasts for 3 months and is carried out in different areas, including:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food industry
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Research centres
  • Public administration
Supervised internships

Supervised internships involve applying and complementing the theoretical and practical knowledge gained during the Pharmacy Program and interacting with the professional world of Pharmacy.

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 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.

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.

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.

In order to request accreditation and gain access to the appropriate form, it is necessary to take the following steps:

Once accreditations have been granted, participating centres may draw up the places for each academic year in accordance with established periods.

Deadlines and timetables – Pharmacies

  • Accreditation requests by 30th January 2019
  • Decisions issued by 15th February 2019
  • Entry of places offered by accredited centres until 28th February 2019
  • Award of offers by March 2019