B2830 - Medicinal Products Customization with Laboratory of Galenic Preparations

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Moduli: Teresa Cerchiara (Modulo 1) Paolo Blasi (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Pharmacy (cod. 5985)

Course contents

Part 1. Personalization of medicinal products and galenic laboratory (2CFU)

Introduction. European Pharmacopoeia and Official Pharmacopoeia of the Italian Republic. NBP. DM 16/11/2003.Organization and management of the galenic laboratory. Medicinal products prepared in the galenic laboratory. Labelling and price of galenic products.

Part 2 and 3. Personalization of medicinal products and galenic laboratory- Galenic laboratory (4 CFU)

Preparation of the following galenic formulations: capsules, tablets, syrups, suspensions, emulsions, creams, ointments, pastes, suppositories and pessaries. Calculation of price, packaging and labeling.


M. Frongia, L. Casettari, Il galenista e il laboratorio, EDRA, 2018.

F. Baratta et al., Manuale di galenica a uso umano e veterinario, CEA–Zanichelli, 2019.

F. Bettiol, Manuale delle preparazioni galeniche, Tecniche Nuove, 2022.

E. Ragazzi, Galenica pratica - Formulazione e tecnologia, Libreria Internazionale Cortina, 2006.

Italian and European Pharmacopoeias.

Slides presented in class are not a substitute for the reference texts.

Teaching methods

Lectures (2 CFU, 16 hours) and practical experience in the Galenic laboratory (4CFU, 60 hours).

As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas] online, while Module 3 on health and safety is to be attended in class. Information about Module 3 attendance schedule is available on the website of your degree programme.

Assessment methods

The final exam is divided into 2 tests (one practical and one oral).

Practical test: Preparation of a galenic formulation, calculation of price, packaging and labelling.

Oral exam will focus on Part 1 and 2.

Teaching tools

Video-projector and PC.

Office hours

See the website of Teresa Cerchiara

See the website of Paolo Blasi


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.