Clinical pharmacy – medication review

Clinical pharmacy encompasses the branch of pharmacy that covers the science and practice of the appropriate use of pharmaceutical drugs. Clinical pharmacists are involved in patient-oriented care and contribute to optimising patients’ medication, promoting their health and preventing disease. Clinical pharmacy is not equivalent to hospital pharmacy. Clinical pharmacy is rather a branch of both hospital pharmacy and pharmacy practised in community pharmacies. Therefore, it ideally encompasses all health care settings. Participants in the certificate course acquire fundamental knowledge of pharmaceutical disease management as well as insights into medication review and management. In addition, the certificate course enables participants to independently carry out type 2a medication reviews.


Please note, that this course is held entirely in German and theres no possibility to apply for it without a german level C1 (or higher).


Short Facts

Certificate of the University of Vienna
1 Semster (extra occupational)
15 ECTS Credits
EUR 2,800.-*
each semester

* excl. costs for “Medikationsanalyse Basiskurs”, basics of medication review incl. the e-learning module by the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists, which is recognised as module 1. At the University of Vienna you start with modul 2, following modul 3 and modul 4. The basic course must therefore be completed before applying for the certificate course (, more information can be found here (Website in german). The Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists provides its members who complete the certificate course with financial support in the amount of EUR 900. After successful completion, this funding can be applied for with the submitted certificate.

Target group

  • Registered pharmacists who wish to acquire additional qualifications in medication review.

Admission requirements

  • Degree in pharmacy studies and the Austrian registration to practise as a pharmacist (Approbation).
  • Successfully completed basic course on medication review (Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists) including the e-learning module.

Please Note

The course is held entirely in German.

For more information, please refer to our German pages about the course.