Single cycle Degree/Combined Bachelor and Master in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies

Degree programme

Programme type Single cycle Degree/Combined Bachelor and Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
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

Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Anna Minarini
Language Italian

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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