Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (Single cycle degree/Combined Bachelor and Master - 300/360 ECTS) in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (Single cycle degree/Combined Bachelor and Master - 300/360 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8412
Degree Programme Class LM-13 - Pharmacy and industrial pharmacy
Years in which the programme is being held

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th years

Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Maria Laura Bolognesi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements for the degree programmeAdmission to the single cycle degree programme in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer running, will be assigned additional learning requirements. Applicants shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry, in line with the ministerial programmes for higher education.The degree programme has restricted access, according to the available resources. The number of places and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.Admission to the degree programme with restricted access is subject to demonstration of the required knowledge and skills, by passing the entrance exam with the minimum score indicated in the call for applications.Candidates not obtaining at least the required score will be individually assigned Additional Learning Requirements (OFA).The additional learning requirements shall be deemed to have been completed by passing a specific exam, held on the days indicated in the call for applications, or when the students pass the exam in General and Inorganic Chemistry. This exam must be passed by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University portal. Students not meeting the additional learning requirements will be obliged to enrol in the first year of the programme as repeating students.If the number of applications received in the manner indicated in the call for applications, or the number of candidates present at the entrance exam, is equal to or less than the number of available places, applicants in the following conditions will be exempted from the entrance exam:- students opting from degree programmes in class 14/S Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy;- students opting from degree programmes under degree systems prior to D. M. 509/99 in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies;- students with a degree in one of the following classes: ex D.M. 270: Class L-2 Biotechnologies, Class L-13 Biological Sciences, Class L-27 Chemical Sciences and Technologies, Class L-29 Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Class LM-13 Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Class LM-41 Medicine and Surgery;ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99: Class 1- Biotechnologies, Class 12- Biological Sciences, Class 21 - Chemical Sciences and Technologies, Class 24-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Class 14/S Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Class 46/S Medicine and Surgery;- students with a degree from the previous degree system under D. M. 509/99 in: Biotechnologies, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Medicine and Surgery;- students transferring from degree programmes in one of the following classes: ex D.M. 270: Class L-2 Biotechnologies, Class L-13 Biological Sciences, Class L-27 Chemical Sciences and Technologies, Class L-29 Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Class LM-13 Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Class LM- 41 Medicine and Surgery;ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99: Class 1- Biotechnologies, Class 12- Biological Sciences, Class 21 - Chemical Sciences and Technologies, Class 24-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Class 14/S Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Class 46/S Medicine and Surgery, who have earned CFU in one or more of the following subject areas: FIS/01-FIS/08, MAT/01-MAT/09, CHIM/03, BIO/05, BIO/09-BIO/16.Assessment of knowledge and language skillsAdmission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level A2, by the University Linguistic Centre.Students holding a corresponding language certification may be exempted from sitting this exam. Students who are assessed on admission to the degree programme as having language skills below level A2 shall be graded with an initial linguistic deficit. A2 level language certification should be obtained prior to sitting the language exam for level B1.

Programme profile

The objective of the five-year, single cycle degree programme in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (CTF) is to provide students with the methodological bases of scientific investigation applied to the chemical, biological, pharmacological, pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical technology sectors. This knowledge will allow graduates to work and manage all kinds of pharmaceutical issues in the pharmaceutical industry. The degree programme particularly focuses on chemical (Physical chemistry and Organic chemistry), biochemical and chemical-pharmaceutical disciplines, with particular emphasis on practical laboratory activities. This multidisciplinary approach allows graduates to work in many areas of the pharmaceutical industry, including chemical (pharmaceutical design, production and control) and biomedical sectors.The learning outcomes of the degree programme comply with the provisions of national legislation and with EC directive 85/432/EEC.The CTF degree programme provides essential grounding for future careers as professional community- or hospital-based pharmacist or for more general career opportunities in pharmaceutical consulting, information and distribution. The CTF qualification also allows students to sit the state examination for the pharmacy profession, and pursuant to Presidential Decree (D.P.R.) no. 328 of 5.6.2001, to sit the state examination for registration in section A of the Professional Register of Chemists.The above learning outcomes are achieved through:1) basic learning activities (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine) to develop a solid scientific foundation for understanding and studying the core subject areas;2) core learning activities (chemistry, pharmaceutics and technology, biology and pharmacology) required to develop a strong command of the chemical and structural features of active ingredients, pharmaceutical forms and raw materials used in medicinal formulas, as well as the pharmacological bases of their mechanisms of action including the pharmaco-therapeutic, toxicological and pharmacovigilance aspects;3) learning activities focusing on the knowledge of legislative and ethical practices concerning various aspects of professional activity (issue of medicines, health products, medical and surgical products on the market; pharmacoeconomics; scientific drug information; marketing; etc.);4) complementary and elective activities to complete the graduates' professional training.Supported by the highly qualified teaching staff at the School, the degree programme in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies aims to complete students' chemistry training in areas of computational pharmaceutical chemistry and analytical methods applied to the study of drug-protein interaction. These contents distinguish the programme from other similar courses offered by other universities.During the programme, students must choose learning activities worth at least 8 CFU from the selection suggested in the degree programme or others offered at the University in order to complete their practical and professional training.In compliance with the European Directives, students will perform an internship (at least 6-months, full-time), worth 30 CFU, in a public pharmacy (community pharmacy) or a hospital (hospital pharmacy), with which special agreements have been signed, under the supervision of a pharmacist-coordinator.At the end of the programme, students will present an experimental dissertation for the final examination.The degree programme also provides students with a solid knowledge of the English language.All core subject areas provide an appropriate balance of credits in theoretical and experimental areas over several academic years, allowing students to acquire complete and in-depth knowledge and skills in the pharmaceutical field.During Year I, the degree programme runs tutoring activities, helping students to better understand the topics studied and therefore pass the relative exams. The Degree Programme Board, together with the School Teaching Committee, monitors the students' careers to identify and correct any critical areas, reduce the risk of drop-outs and help students to stay on schedule.

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Access to further study

Further studies:

1 PhD

2 Specialisation school (e.g. hospital pharmacy)

3 2nd level Master's Degree Programme

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