Pharmacy  Farmacia

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-13 Pharmacy and industrial pharmacy
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply.
Course Duration 5 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Lecture rooms in Città Studi  - Milano
Head of Studies Marco Andrea Riva
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The single-cycle degree programme in Pharmacy offers theoretic and practical knowledge in the fields of biology, chemistry, pharmaceutics, technology, physiopathology, pharmacology and toxicology. This prepares graduates to tackle the complex multidisciplinary process in its entirety, from the structural design stage to the production, commercialisation, correct usage and testing of medications, in accordance with codified regulations.

The course also provides students with advanced scientific training in the healthcare field, so as to produce professional figures equipped with expert knowledge of medications and their usage for therapeutic purposes. Such figures provide a fundamental link between patient, doctor and public healthcare facilities, assisting in the monitoring of medications in the community, the implementation of treatments at the local and hospital levels, and the provision of essential instructions to both patients and doctors as regards the correct usage of medications.

Graduates from the single-cycle degree programme in Pharmacy are therefore equipped with the scientific basis and theoretic and practical training required to practice pharmacy and operate as experts in medicinal and health products (medical devices, medical and surgical aids, cosmetics, dietetic products, dietary supplements,  herbal products, in vitro diagnostic products).

Career and Employment

Pharmacists are health professionals who, within their multidisciplinary technological and scientific competences, assist in meeting the objectives set out by the National Health Service, so as to provide an adequate response to society’s changing healthcare requirements.

As per directive 85/432/EEC, upon completion of the degree programme in Pharmacy and related professional training, graduates are qualified to practice as pharmacists and to pursue the following professional occupations:

  • the preparation of pharmaceutical forms for medications
  • the manufacture and monitoring of medications
  • the testing of medications in a control laboratory
  • the storage, conservation and distribution of medications during wholesale
  • the preparation, testing, storage and distribution of medications in hospitals (hospital pharmacies)
  • the distribution of information and advice in the sector in which medications are used.

The curriculum can also lead to other professional occupations carried out in the European Union within the medicinal sphere, so as to offer equal career opportunities at the European level.