Professiology and Education of Pharmaceutical Industry Specialists



The article investigates the pharmaceutical industry professions. In this field, new professions has emerged, and the functions of the traditional ones has changed. Changed are also the content of activities and the level of responsibility of specialists. All this requires improved employees training. Scientific basis for the professional standards, educational standards and educational programs are different job analysis. The author substantiates the need for job description research for different specializations in pharmacy, as well as the feasibility of combining efforts of professiologists and representatives of educational institutions to address the actual problem of training for pharmaceutical industry professionals.

General Information

Keywords: professiology, job description, pharmacy, pharmacists, professional standard

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Starostenkova T.A. Professiology and Education of Pharmaceutical Industry Specialists [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 209–218. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060218. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

T. A. Starostenkova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Russian Academy of Postgraduate Education in Medicine, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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