Organisation structure

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Teaching activities

Institute of Pharmacology

The Institute of Pharmacology provides teaching of four subjects in three study programs (General veterinary medicine, Food hygiene and Pharmacy) in Slovak language and two subjects for foreign students in study programs General veterinary medicine (GVM), Post Bachelors (BSc.), and Joint study program Animal sciences (JSP BSc.) in English language. In the study programs GVM, post BSc. and post BSc-JSP., the students obtain knowledge from the tree important fields of pharmacology: pharmacy, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. They are acquainted with basic principles of drug preparations and formulations, with active substances of pharmacotherapeutics groups and their use in animal therapy. In the study program Pharmacy students learn about specificities of veterinary pharmacology and about pharmaco-therapeutical groups of medicaments used in animal therapy. The subject Introduction to Pharmacology provides basics of veterinary pharmacology.

General Veterinary Medicine:
  • Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Theraeutics (compulsory subject)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (compulsory optional subject)
Post BSc. General Veterinary medicine:
  • Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Theraeutics (compulsory subject)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (compulsory optional subject)
Joint study Programme Animal Science:
  • Introduction to Pharmacology (compulsory subject)

Institute of Toxicology

Institute of Toxicology provides the pregraduate teaching of the compulsory subject - toxicology in the study programs General Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and Food Hygiene in the Slovak language. The obligatory elective subject - ecotoxicology is in the Study Program of the General Veterinary Medicine. Toxicology and ecotoxicology are presented to foreign students in English. The Institute also provides the compulsory subject – the analysis of contaminants in feed and food in the study program - food and feed safety and the compulsory elective subject - the basis of scientific work in the study programs - general veterinary medicine and food hygiene.

General veterinary medicine:
  • Toxicology (5th semester)
  • Ecotoxicology (7th semester)
Post BSc. JSp General veterinary medicine:
  • Toxicology (1th semester)
  • Ecotoxicology (2th semester)

Institute of Human and Clinical Pharmacology

The IHCP covered teaching of two obligatory subjects, two optional subjects and one selective subject for students of pharmacy. Moreover, the IHCP is involved in teaching of one optional subject for students of human an animal relationships and its use in canistherapy and hippotherapy. Besides, the IHCP is involved in preparation of diploma theses and rigorous theses for students of pharmacy. The compulsory subject "Pharmacology" is aimed on the understanding of general principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs and application of this knowledge to the individual groups of drugs for individual organ systems. The compulsory subject "Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy" is aimed on acquiring current knowledge about the drugs effects on the patients, about the drugs safety and efficacy in clinical practice as well as on the practical application of this knowledge in rational pharmacotherapy. The optional subjects are aimed on the detailed information about the effects of the free radicals and antioxidants as well as effect of phytopharmaceuticals in living organism. Besides, the rationale drug used during the pregnancy and lactation can be studied in another optional subject. The basic principles of first aid is possible to study for students of human an animal relationships and its use in canistherapy and hippotherapy in the optional subject.

  • Free radicals and antioxidants (5th semester)
  • Phytopharmaceuticals (6th semester)
  • Pharmacology (6th and 7th semester)
  • Drugs applied during pregnancy and lactation (7th semester)
  • Diploma Thesis (7th - 9th semester)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy (8th semester)