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Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology  Chimica e tecnologia farmaceutiche a ciclo unico

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 Maria Luisa Gelmi
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The degree programme in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology provides students with the chemical, pharmacological, technological and regulative knowledge and competences required to work, through the assumption of positions of responsibility, in all sectors directly or indirectly connected with the design, development, manufacture, testing and commercialisation of medications and health products.

The course also provides students with the professional training required to practice as pharmacists at the community and hospital levels, and to work as pharmaceutical sales representatives.

In particular, the programme aims to train professional figures who, on the strength of their multidisciplinary competences, meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, the cosmetic, medical device and dietary supplement sectors, public and private research and regulative authorities in the health field.

The training provided is therefore of a multidisciplinary nature and provides the following:

  • training in the basic scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine), equipping students with solid theoretic and practical competences alongside the main subject areas
  • the in-depth chemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical and pharmacological training required for the design and development of new biologically active molecules
  • the scientific and technological knowledge needed for the design, development and testing of forms of dosage for medications and health products
  • familiarity with the national and supranational regulations concerning medications and health products
  • the planning and operational capacities required to carry out research in the key sectors covered by the degree programme; training is provided as part of the thesis, which must be experimental in nature
  • the professional knowledge required to practice pharmacy under the national health service
  • training through completion of a professional internship, as per directive 85/432/ECC.

Career and Employment

Upon successful completion of related professional training, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology graduates are qualified, as per directive 85/432/ECC, to practice pharmacy professionally and to engage in the following professional occupations:

  • the preparation of pharmaceutical forms for medications
  • the manufacture and testing of medications
  • the testing of medications in control laboratories
  • the storage, conservation and distribution of medications during wholesale
  • the preparation, testing, storage and distribution of medications in pharmacies open to the public and hospital pharmacies
  • the circulation of information and advice in the relevant sector.