Single cycle Degree/Combined Bachelor and Master in Pharmacy

Degree programme

Programme type Single cycle Degree/Combined Bachelor and Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 9223
Degree Programme Class LM-13 - Pharmacy and industrial pharmacy
Years in which the programme is being held 1st year, 2nd year
Type of access Restricted access
Curricula None
Place of teaching Rimini
Degree Programme Director Vincenzo Tumiatti
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the single cycle degree programme in Pharmacy requires possession of a secondary school diploma awarded after five years of study or a foreign qualification recognised as suitable.Additionally, knowledge and skills in the following areas is required:· biology· chemistry· mathematics· physics· logical reasoning· English language proficiency minimum level A2The Single Cycle Degree Programme adopts a restricted access policy at a local level (pursuant to Italian Law 264/99 art. 2) according to the available resources.The number of students eligible for enrolment and the selection procedures will be published each year in the relevant call for applications.The required knowledge and competencies are assessed through a minimum mark set for passing the admission test for the restricted access degree programme; the sole purpose of the test is to assess whether the candidate possesses the knowledge required for admission.Students admitted to the degree programme with a lower mark than the set minimum mark will be assigned an additional learning requirement; completion of the additional learning requirement will be assessed through a specific test.Details of the additional learning requirement and relevant testing method are set out in the Teaching Regulation for the degree programme.Students who do not complete the additional learning requirements by the date established by the competent bodies and, in any case, by the end of the first year of the degree programme, will be required to repeat their enrolment for that year.

Programme profile

The Single Cycle Degree Programme inPharmacy is a five year programme whose main goal is to provide the theoreticaland practical knowledge to graduates who will have sound scientific foundationsenabling them to practice as professional pharmacists and work in healthcare asexperts in pharmaceutical drugs and health products (cosmetic products,dietetic products and food supplements, herbal products, medical devices,sanitary goods, etc.).

The degree programme also aims to trainprofessionals with knowledge that will enable them:

a) to perform the role of health educatorsand participate in institutional campaigns run in collaboration with the publicadministration in various areas of healthcare;

b) when dispensing pharmaceutical drugs, toprovide the patient with qualified information, instructions, warnings, adviceand assessment before and after the use of such drugs; to play a key liaisonrole between the patient, the doctor and national health service facilities. Inaddition, Pharmacy graduates must possess the necessary learning abilities tocontinue their training at specialisation schools in the Pharmaceutical area byenrolling in Doctoral or 2nd Level Master programmes.

The learning outcomes of the single cycledegree programme comply with the guidelines set by Italian legislation andEuropean Union directive 2005/36/EC. The pharmacist is authorised to practiceprofessional activities, such as: procurement, storage and dispensing of medicinescontaining active chemical, natural or biotechnological substances, galenicpreparations, quality controls, pharmacovigilance, health promotion, healtheducation, information on medicinal drugs and medical devices, monitoring andanalysis of consumption/cost of drugs and medical devices (particularlyhospital pharmacists), inspection of the management of narcotic drugs, andpharmacoepidemiology (particularly hospital or community pharmacists).Additionally, the community pharmacist participates in the monitoring ofpharmaceutical expenditure, the supervision of distribution activities, theplanning of direct distribution activities, and the supervision of the properadministrative management of pharmacies.

In setting the learning outcomes of thesingle cycle degree programme careful consideration has been given to the newprofessional functions already outlined at the national and European Unionlevels and which have also been identified through consultation with therepresentative organisations of the production of goods and services and of theprofessions. These include: integrated home care, initial analysis,appropriateness of medicine use, continuity of medicine supply for cases ofongoing treatment, alongside specific in-depth studies on: pharmaceutical care,pharmacotherapy, pharmacovigilance, health promotion, information on medicinaldrugs and medical devices, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics andbiostatistics.

To achieve the learning outcomes set outabove, the single cycle degree programme in Pharmacy is structured in a waythat allows progressive learning by the student. It starts out with the studyof the basic disciplines during the first two years and is completed over thesubsequent three years which focus on specialist disciplines and include asuitable professional internship. This structure allows a gradual and ongoingprogression in the student's acquisition of multidisciplinary knowledge withthe aim of training single cycle graduates in Pharmacy for a professional role.The disciplinary areas studied during the first two years are:

1) basic physics-mathematics, statistics-ITand chemistry areas;

2) basic biology and physiology areas;

During the subsequent three years, studentscontinue their specialist training with courses grouped under the followinglearning areas:

3) physiopathology area;

4) pharmacology and toxicology areas;

4) chemistry-pharmaceutics area;

5) technological-legislative andprofessional training areas.

On completion of the teaching activities,the students acquire at least 9 CFU credits through the independent choice ofteaching activities from among those offered within the degree programme ordelivered by the University. Finally, to complete their practical-professionaltraining, the single cycle degree programme gives students the opportunity toapply the interdisciplinary knowledge they have gained during the degreeprogramme through a professional internship carried out in a pharmacy that isopen to the public (community pharmacy) or located within a hospital (hospitalpharmacy), under the guidance of a pharmacist acting as their contact person.The internship is full-time and lasts for a period of at least six months. Theinternship is full-time and lasts for a period of at least six months. At theend of the programme, students will take a final exam involving the discussionof a written library-based dissertation of a practical-professional orexperimental nature.

New Pharmacy graduates, in accordance withapplicable legislation, can carry out a six-month post-graduate internship inpharmacies open to the public or with companies operating in the chemical,pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors, as a pathway for entering the profession.



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