Curricular Unit:Code:
History and Sociology of Pharmacy843HSF
1MasterPharmaceutical Sciences2 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English26
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
i) To know the technical changes in Paharmacy over the time;
(ii) To identify the social and scientific contexts of the discipline development;
(iii) To Know and identify the names of the forerunners of this disciplinary branch and neighboring branches;
(iv) To recognize the historical context of major revolutions / disruptions within the Pharmacy.
1. Ethnopharmacy: traditional methods of healing
2. The Pharmacy in Ancient Greece: Hippocrates made school
3. Pharmacy in Ancient Rome: the Greek heritage to Galen
4. The Middle Ages: Arab world and the Christian world
5. Universities and education; Regulation of Pharmacy
6. Renaissance and health: Migration diseases and remedies
7. Authors: Portuguese and foreign
8. The splendor of Sciences: the rationalization of thought
9. The instrumental revolution
10. The iatrochemistry and iatrophysical theories
11. Hygiene and public health
12. Vaccination
13. Pharmacy and therapeutics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
14. Experimental Medicine and cellular pathology
15. The industrialization and democratization of medicinal product
16. The regulation of pharmaceutical practice in Portugal
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus focus on the great issues in the history of pharmacy and the respective social practices from the Classical Civilizations to the present society. Using specialized bibliography is intended to inform the techniques and scholarship changes in pharmaceutical knowledge, contextualizing them historically.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The teaching methodology is based on lectures and expositive classes. The evaluation is done by two written tests and the final classification results of weighting the ratings of the two partial tests and individual student participation. The failure on continuous assessment automatically refers the student to the final exam.
Two written tests.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The course unit is theoretical in nature (fulfill the teaching course load), developing with lectures, supplemented by individual work of the student. Testing continues to be the most relevant instrument for assessing the knowledge and skills of students when they are concerned on theoretical content and the ability to analyze bibliographical sources.
CARWRIGHT, Frederick F. e BIDDISS, Michael – As Doenças e a História, Mem Martins: Europa-América, 2003.
DENDLE, Peter e TOUWAIDE, Alain (2008) Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden, London: The Boydell Press.
DIAS, José Pedro Sousa - Homens e medicamentos Uma introdução à História da Farmácia, da Farmacologia e da Terapêutica, Disponível em:
LE GOFF, Jacques - As doenças têm história, Lisboa, Terramar, 1997.
PITA, João Rui - História da Farmácia, Coimbra, Minerva, 1998.
SILVA, Alberto Carlos Correia da - Farmácia: História e profissões, Lisboa, Ordem dos Farmacêuticos, 1998.
SOURNIA, Jean-Charles - História da Medicina, Lisboa, Instituto Piaget, 1995.