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Pharmaconomist (Danish: farmakonom) means expert in pharmaceuticals.

Pharmaconomists are a pharmaceutically trained professional group in Denmark (including Greenland and Faroe Islands) with a 3-year higher education. Each year about 180 pharmaconomist students graduate as pharmaconomists from The Danish College of Pharmacy Practice. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, meaning to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... Academic procession during the University of Canterbury graduation ceremony. ...



The majority of the Danish pharmaconomists works at community pharmacies (chemists' shops or drugstores) and at hospital pharmacies and hospitals. For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... Pharmacy (from the Greek φάρμακον = drug) is the profession of compounding and dispensing medication. ... Hospital Pharmacy is concerned with pharmacy service to all types of hospital and differs considerably from community pharmacy. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...

Some pharmaconomists work within the chemical industry, the pharmaceutical industry and in medical or clinical laboratories. Chemical tanks in Lillebonne, France Chemical industry includes those industries involved in the production of petrochemicals, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymers, paints, oleochemicals etc. ... This is a list of pharmaceutical and biotech companies that are major manufacturers on global or national markets : Abbott Laboratories Able Laboratories Akzo Nobel Allergan Almirall Prodesfarma Alphapharm Altana (previously Byk Gulden) ALZA, part of Johnson & Johnson Amgen AstraZeneca, formed from the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Group PLC... A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are done on biological specimens in order to get information about the health of a patient. ...

Other pharmaconomists teach pharmacy students and pharmaconomist students at colleges or universities - such as The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Copenhagen) and The Danish College of Pharmacy Practice. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The University of Copenhagen (Danish: Københavns Universitet) is the oldest and largest university and research institution in Copenhagen, Denmark. ...

Pharmaconomists are also employeed by the Danish Ministry of Interior and Health, The Danish Medicines Agency and The Danish Pharmaceutical Association. Many governments, both national and more local, have a Department of Health. This article is about the British one. ...


During his or her education at The Danish College of Pharmacy Practice, the pharmaconomist is trained in human and animal anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacotherapy, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, cytology, medicine, veterinary medicine, zoology, diagnosis, medical prescription, pharmacy law, medical sociology, patient safety, health care, psychology, psychiatry, pedagogy, communication, information technology (IT), bioethics, medical ethics, safety, leadership, organization, logistics, economy, quality assurance (QA), sales and marketing. Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) in the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Animalia redirects here. ... 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Toxicology (from the Greek words toxicos and logos [1]) is the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms [2]. It is the study of symptoms, mechanisms, treatments and detection of poisoning, especially the poisoning of people. ... Pharmacotherapy is the practice of treating diseases with medication. ... Chemistry - the study of atoms, made of nuclei (conglomeration of center particles) and electrons (outer particles), and the structures they form. ... Medicinal Chemistry is a scientific discipline at the intersection of chemistry and pharmacy involved with designing and developing pharmaceutical drugs. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... 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The 3-year higher education corresponds to 180 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a method that is used to compare the marks (US: grade) given in higher education across the European Union. ...

What is the difference between a pharmaconomist and a pharmacist?

There are two different professional groups with pharmaceutical education in Denmark:

  • Pharmaconomists (with a 3-year higher education)
  • Pharmacists (with a 5-year higher education)

Due to his or her higher education as a health professional, the pharmaconomist has by law the same independent competence in all Danish pharmacies as a pharmacist - i.e. for example to dispense and check medical prescriptions, to counsel and advise patients/customers about the use of medicine/pharmaceuticals and to dispense, sell and provide information about medical prescriptions and about prescription medicine and over-the-counter medicine (OTC). The mortar and pestle is an international symbol of pharmacists and pharmacies. ... This article or section may contain external links added only to promote a website, product, or service – otherwise known as spam. ... Look up competence, incompetence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pediatric polysomnography patient Childrens Hospital (Saint Louis), 2006 A patient or invalid is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment. ... Customers are waiting in front of a famous fashion shop for its grand opening in Hong Kong. ... The ASCII codes for the word Wikipedia represented in binary, the numeral system most commonly used for encoding computer information. ... A prescription drug is a licensed medicine that is regulated by legislation to require a prescription before it can be obtained. ... Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medicines that may be sold without a prescription and without a visit to a medical professional, in contrast to prescription drugs. ...

The pharmaconomist also undertakes specialist and managerial operation of pharmacies and undertakes managerial duty service. Look up Management in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Duty is a term loosely appliedDuty to any action (or course of action) whichDutyDuty is regarded as morally incumbent, apart from personal likes and dislikes or any external compulsion. ...

The only difference by law is that only a pharmacist may own a Danish pharmacy.

Trade union

The Danish Association of Pharmaconomists is a trade union who represents about 5,700 pharmaconomists in Denmark (i.e. 98% of all Danish pharmaconomists). A trade union or labor union is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ...

"Pharmaconomist" in other languages

  • English: pharmaconomist (plural: pharmaconomists)
  • Danish: farmakonom (plural: farmakonomer)
  • German: Pharmakonom (plural: Pharmakonomen)
  • French: pharmaconome (plural: pharmaconomes)
  • Italian: farmaconomista (plural: farmaconomisti)
  • Spanish: farmaconomista (plural: farmaconomistas)

The Danish title farmakonom (pharmaconomist) comes from the Greek "pharmakon" (meaning "pharmaceuticals") and "nom" (meaning "expert in"). The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ...

In Denmark a pharmaconomist is also referred to as lægemiddelkyndig (i.e. expert in pharmaceuticals). Lægemiddelkyndig comes from the Danish "lægemiddel" (meaning "pharmaceuticals") and "kyndig" (meaning "expert in").

Sources and external links

  • The Danish College of Pharmacy Practice
  • The Danish Association of Pharmaconomists
  • The Danish Pharmaceutical Association
  • Information about pharmaconomists



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