1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8518
Degree Programme Class L-29 - Pharmacy
Years in which the programme is being held 1st, 2nd and 3st years
Type of access Restricted access
Curricula The study programme is divided into the following curriculum paths: HERBALIST TECHNIQUES, ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY.
Place of teaching Imola
Degree Programme Director Stefano Ferroni
Language Italian

Programme profile

The 1st cycle degree programme in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences is divided into two curricula, aiming to train professional figures of Herbalist and Environmental Toxicologist. Graduates in Herbalist Techniques are able to manage the activities relating to the production, control, transformation and marketing of medicinal plants and their derivatives for public and private facilities. Graduates in Environmental Toxicology are able to work in private and public laboratories, performing biological, chemical, microbiological and toxicological control activities and risk assessments concerning the presence of toxic substances in the environment and in foodstuffs. Both graduates possess knowledge of legislation, which is useful for managing various aspects of professional activities in both national and international fields.Graduates in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences can also sit the state examination to register as "Junior" Chemists in Section B.From AY 2012/13 the programme is run on a restricted access basis, the number of places and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.Over the three years, both curricula include 21 mandatory learning activities, many of which are integrated with laboratory work (single workstation).Year 1 includes course units providing students with the indispensable mathematical, physical, chemical and biological knowledge for understanding and studying the specific core subjects included in years 2 and 3 of the programme. Students also have the possibility to gain professional knowledge in the fields of herbalism or environmental toxicology by selecting elective learning activities proposed in the programme yearly, worth at least 12 credits (CFU). Both curricula are completed by an internship, worth 7 CFU, performed at the university or in external facilities with which the university holds agreements; this activity is decisive for the vocational qualification of the professional figures trained and offers insight into future career opportunities. The final examination consists in the production and discussion of a written dissertation on a topic covered in the core learning activities.

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The study programme is divided into the following curriculum paths: HERBALIST TECHNIQUES, ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY.

Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea magistrale) and 1 st level master degree.

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