Organisation structure

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognozy and Botany

Characteristics of the department

The department was established in 2020 by merging the Department of Pharmacognosy and Botany with the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. The pedagogical activity of the department is focused on the needs of the Pharmacy study programme. It provides subjects such as Dosage Forms and Galenics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Botany, Production of Medicinal Plants, Plants with Toxic Effects, Good Manufacturing and Laboratory Practice in Production and Control of Medicinal Substances and Medicines, and Work with Sources of Information. The Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy and Botany at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice actively participates in pharmaceutical research, as evidenced by numerous published studies not only in national but also in international professional and scientific journals. In addition to direct pedagogical activities, it helps students with writing their diploma and rigorous theses. The employees of the department regularly participate in activities such as the European Researchers' Night, the Open Day of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy and they also contribute to the education of seniors through the interest study programme University of the Third Age at the Technical University of Košice. The department has a long-term cooperation with the Department of Natural Drugs and the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of the Masaryk University (Czech Republic), the Faculty of Science of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Uzhhorod National University (Ukraine), the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and the company Agrokarpaty s.r.o. Plavnica.