Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Social Pharmacy

General information about the Department

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Social Pharmacy has appointed ten full-time academic lecturers: one professor, four associate professors and six assistant professors.

The Department is structured in two sections.

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Social Pharmacy


Social Pharmacy

Assos. prof. Hristina Lebanova, MPharm, PhD

Prof. Petkana Hristova, PhD, DSc

Assoc. prof. Nadia Veleva, PhD


Subjects and facilities

Core courses:

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Social pharmacy and pharmaceutical legislation
  • Medical statistics
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Pharmacoeconomics

Optional courses:

  • Health Technology Assessment
  • History of Pharmacy
  • Drug policy
  • Pharmaceutical marketing
  • Standards for good practices in the pharmaceutical system
  • Clinical trials of medicinal products
  • Procedures for drug registration
  • Processes and equipment in industrial pharmacy


Experimental laboratories:

Pharmaceutical Technology – 6;



Available equipment in Pharmaceutical Technology labs:

Mixer and Granulator; Fully Automatic Capsule Filling Machine; Rotary Tablet Press; Forced Convection Oven; Fume Hood; Falling Ball Viscometer; Flowability Tester; Tablet Friability Tester; Tapped Density Tester; Semi-Automatic Hardness Tester; Tablet Disintegration Tester; pH meters; Titration setup; Water Baths; Laminar Flow Hood; Autoclave; Laboratory glassware etc.

Available equipment in Biopharmaceutical Control lab:

Infrared Spectrophotometer; Dissolution Apparatus; Water bath; Laboratory glassware etc.

Research fields:

Pharmaceutical technology

Preparation and modification of polymeric microspheres

Modified-release dosage forms

Biopharmaceutical control

Social Pharmacy



Health technology assessment