Of the chemical subjects, department covers the teaching of General and Inorganic Chemistry as a theoretical bases of all chemical subjects. It deals with chemistry of elements and their compounds with the focus in their application in pharmacy (Medicinal Chemistry) and medicine. The teaching of Organic Chemistry covers the basic principles of organic chemistry and the structure of organic compounds. The basic mechanisms of chemical reactions, their relationship to the functional chemical group is a part of this subject as well. Teaching of physical and chemical properties of organic compounds and their spectral identification are also provided by this subject. Of the Physical Chemistry, the physical properties of chemical systems and laws of chemical processes are the principal phenomenons covered by this subject. It deals with thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and colloid chemistry. Analytical Chemistry is focused to the identification and quantification of chemical compounds by the methods of microanalysis, classical and modern instrumental analysis. Pharmaceutical (Medicinal) Chemistry provides the teaching the designs and synthesis of pharmaceuticals, the principles and methods involved in the study of their chemical properties as well as relationship between the chemical structure of pharmaceuticals and their effect to the human body. Drug Analysis serves students to obtain practical skills using analytical methods that are used for pharmaceuticals and drug assessment in accordance with the valid regulations, in particular the European Pharmacopeia and the Slovak Pharmaceutical Codex. Laboratory Techniques (compulsory optional subject) is aimed to provide students knowledge in the basic procedures used in chemical laboratories. Chemistry is a subject taught at the department with the aim to form the theoretical basis for study of relationship between the structure and properties of biologically active substances. The emphasis is paid to those field of chemistry that are in close connection with biophysics, biochemistry, physiology, pathology and other subjects that need knowledge in chemistry. Food Chemistry provides knowledge in the chemical structure and composition of food as well as chemical processes that occur during food processes and storage as these changes leak to the changes of chemical composition and quality of products. The subject explains principles of the changes on the basis of understanding the chemical and physical processes. Compulsory optional subject Chemistry in Calculations is prepared for students of pharmacy to the principal calculations that is necessary for their further routine pharmaceutical practice.
Of the biochemical subjects, the teaching of Biochemistry is focused to the mechanisms of the enzyme action as well as to the chemical reactions in the frame of metabolism of saccharides, lipids, steroids, proteins and nucleic acids. Knowledge of the biochemistry principles is used to connect it with the knowledge in physiology. The aim is to show how biochemistry at he molecular level forms the basis for understanding biochemistry at its organ level. The study subject Clinical and Pathological Biochemistry offers students of study programme pharmacy knowledge how to explain pathological processes at the molecular level. The scope of their laboratory diagnostics uses case report teaching. Compulsory optional subjects Pathological Biochemistry, Xenobiochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry complete veterinary medicine student knowledge in pre-clinical and clinical subjects at their molecular level.
Of the biophysical subjects, the teaching of Biophysics provides knowledge that is necessary for the understanding of those physical laws, phenomenons, and processes that take place in organism at the molecular, cellular and organ levels. It also provides an important knowledge about those physical principles that serve as a basis for the experimental, diagnostic and therapeutical methods used in medicine, pharmacy, food hygiene and in the scientific and research work. Biophysics also represents the basis for the understanding of physical chemistry especially by the students of pharmacy. Compulsory optional seminar Biophysical Methods in Medicine for the study programme General Veterinary Medicine extends knowledge in physical principles of diagnostic and therapeutical methods and equipments that are used in routine medical practice.
Teaching and research staff cover education of students in the following compulsory (C) and compulsory optional (CO) subjects in Slovak (SK) and English (EN) language: