Herbal Sciences and Technologies

Foglia con goccioline d'acqua
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-29 - Scienze e tecnologie farmaceutiche (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

In line with related specifications, the degree programme is designed to provide graduates with sufficient basic and applied knowledge and professional competences in the Herbal Studies sector, as well as the fundamental training required to enter master degree programmes in the related field of study. Graduates possess a sufficient grounding in the discipline and the ability to apply this knowledge throughout the production chain.

They are familiar with the survey methods specific to the sector, and know how to utilise research and experimentation results for professional purposes, as well as how to harness their knowledge to solve problems that arise along the production chain.

They are capable of attaining required information and assessing the implications in a production and market context, so as to carry out procedures targeted at improving the quality of medicinal plants and their derivatives.

They can also communicate arguments relating to their sphere of competence effectively, both orally and in writing. They possess the basic cognitive tools required to ensure the continuous updating of knowledge in the sector, also through the use of new communications technologies.

Graduates have an excellent command of survey and experimentation methods, also in relation to data collection and the communication of results, as well as sound competences in the use of advanced texts.

They are qualified to perform technical and managerial tasks and assume professional roles in:

  • the transformation of medicinal plants; - quality management in the industry;
  • the commercialisation of herbal substances and their derivatives for use in the preparation of herbal, food and cosmetic products, in compliance with the provisions of the national and Community laws currently in force.

In particular, graduates are qualified to pursue careers in activities relating to the recognition (including the detection of adulterations or contaminations), gathering and conservation of medicinal plants and the storage, control (analysis and dosage of the active substances), cultivation (design, planning, management, monitoring, and control of cultivation processes), distribution (both wholesale and retail) and supply of medicinal plants and their derivatives. They possess a good grasp of the biological and toxicological effects of the active substances of medicinal plants and the finished goods as well as their possible uses for health products (including the food and cosmetic sectors); the management of their quality; and knowledge of the legislation and ethical regulations of the sector.

They can also provide technical and scientific consultancy services in relation to the monitoring of the sanitary condition of medicinal plants and their derivatives in State Administrations (in particular the Ministries of Health, Agricultural, Food and Forest Policies, Commerce and Craftsmanship, and Finance); and with publishing companies operating in the herbal sector.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test. 

English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory for laboratory courses; highly recommended for other teaching courses

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Human physiology and basic anatomy 9 72 Italian
Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany 12 104 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biology 6 48 Italian
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
General and Inorganic Chemistry 6 56 Italian
Mathematics and Informatics 7 50 Italian
- Informatics3
- Mathematics4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chemical Toxicology Analysis 7 72 Italian
Organic Chemistry 7 56 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biochemistry and Human nutrition 12 96 Italian
- Biochemistry7
- Food and Human nutrition5
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chemistry of natural organic compounds and foods 11 96 Italian
- Chemistry of healthy foods6
- Chemistry or natural organic compounds5
General Pathology and Pathophysiology 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural biochemistry and physiology of medicinal plants 6 48 Italian
Pharmacognosy 1 6 56 Italian
Pharmacology and Toxicology 10 80 Italian
- Pharmacology6
- Toxicology4
Phytopharmaceuticals: Chemistry and Analysis 8 80 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Experimental models and use of herbal drugs 11 88 Italian
- Models for studying the biological activity of natural substances6
- Phytotherapy5
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced analysis of active principles in herbal drugs 8 80 Italian
Formulation and legislation of cosmetic products 6 56 Italian
Formulation and legislation of health products 6 56 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Pharmacognosy 2 6 48 Italian
Optional
Active Molecules From Natural Sources as Pharmacological Tools 3 24 Italian
Aromatic and Medicinal Plant Cultivation 3 24 Italian
Dietary products 3 24 Italian
Fermentation chemistry 3 24 Italian
Medicinal plants and their recognition 3 24 Italian
Natural antioxidants, vitamins and phytosterols 3 24 Italian
Physiology of the skin 3 24 Italian
Phytotherapy for the skin 3 24 Italian
Poisonous plants and allergens 3 24 Italian
Principles of dietetics 3 24 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Practical training 12 Italian
Final exam 3 Italian
Study plan rules
- The number of CFU reserved for activities to be chosen by the student is 12. Notwithstanding the complete freedom of choice among all the teachings activated in University, provided it is consistent with the training project, the Manifesto will report a list of optional courses specially activated for this Bachelor.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Active Molecules From Natural Sources as Pharmacological Tools 3 24 Italian Second semester
Aromatic and Medicinal Plant Cultivation 3 24 Italian Second semester
Dietary products 3 24 Italian Second semester
Fermentation chemistry 3 24 Italian Second semester
Medicinal plants and their recognition 3 24 Italian Second semester
Natural antioxidants, vitamins and phytosterols 3 24 Italian Second semester
Phytotherapy for the skin 3 24 Italian Second semester
Poisonous plants and allergens 3 24 Italian Second semester
Principles of dietetics 3 24 Italian Second semester
The frequency to the laboratories of chemical and toxicological analysis, CI-chemistry, Chemistry, biochemistry and physiology of officinal plants (Md. Chemistry of organic natural products), and Phytopharmaceutical chemistry and analysis, Advanced analysis of active principles of vegetable drugs, CI- Formulation and legislation of health and cosmetic products (Md. Health products), CI- Formulation and legislation of health and cosmetic products (Md. Cosmetic products), CI-quality and safety (Mod Microbiology) is compulsory and will lead to registration of frequency signature.

Access to the laboratory of CI-chemistry, biochemistry and physiology of plants (Md. Chemistry of natural organic substances) is subject to passing the general and inorganic chemistry.

Access to the laboratory of Phytopharmaceutical chemistry and analysis is subject to the signing of frequency of Chemical and toxicological analysis laboratory and overcome exams of general and inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.

Access to Advanced analysis of active principles of vegetable drugs, is conditional on the acquisition of signature frequency of Phytopharmaceutical chemistry and analysis laboratory and passing Organic Chemistry.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Advanced analysis of active principles in herbal drugs Chemical Toxicology Analysis (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory), Phytopharmaceuticals: Chemistry and Analysis (compulsory)
Agricultural biochemistry and physiology of medicinal plants Biochemistry and Human nutrition (optional), Chemistry of natural organic compounds and foods (optional), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory), Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany (compulsory)
Biochemistry and Human nutrition Biology (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
Chemical Toxicology Analysis General and Inorganic Chemistry (optional)
Chemistry of natural organic compounds and foods General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
Experimental models and use of herbal drugs Biochemistry and Human nutrition (compulsory), Biology (compulsory), General Pathology and Pathophysiology (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory), Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory), Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany (compulsory)
FORMULATION AND LEGISLATION OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS Chemical Toxicology Analysis (compulsory), FORMULATION AND LEGISLATION OF HEALTH PRODUCTS (optional), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory), PHARMACOGNOSY 1 (compulsory), Phytopharmaceuticals: Chemistry and Analysis (compulsory), Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany (compulsory)
FORMULATION AND LEGISLATION OF HEALTH PRODUCTS Chemical Toxicology Analysis (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory), PHARMACOGNOSY 1 (compulsory), Phytopharmaceuticals: Chemistry and Analysis (compulsory), Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany (compulsory)
General Pathology and Pathophysiology Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory)
Organic Chemistry General and Inorganic Chemistry (optional)
PHARMACOGNOSY 1 Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany (compulsory)
PHARMACOGNOSY 2 PHARMACOGNOSY 1 (compulsory), Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory), Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany (compulsory)
Pharmacology and Toxicology Biochemistry and Human nutrition (optional), Biology (compulsory), General Pathology and Pathophysiology (optional), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Human physiology and basic anatomy (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
Phytopharmaceuticals: Chemistry and Analysis Chemical Toxicology Analysis (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
Le lezioni frontali si svolgono nelle aule indicate nell'orario didattico di Ateneo.
Tutte le aule sono accessibili anche agli studenti con disabilità motoria.
Sedi laboratori
Le esercitazioni a posto singolo si svolgono nei laboratori a disposizione della Facoltà di Scienze del Farmaco, secondo quanto indicato nell'orario didattico di Ateneo. In ogni laboratorio è a disposizione una postazione predisposta per studenti con disabilità motoria.
Presidente del collegio: GELSOMINA FICO
Contatti
  • Vicepresidente del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale Prof. Mario DellAgli
    Via Balzaretti, 9 Milano
    mario.dellagli@unimi.it
    +3902 50318398
    Ricevimento studenti: su prenotazione telefonica o via e-mail, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologiche e Biomolecolari
  • Coordinatore del Corso di Laurea Prof.ssa Gelsomina Fico
    Via Mangiagalli, 25 Milano
    gelsomina.fico@unimi.it
    +3902 50319375
    Ricevimento studenti: su prenotazione telefonica o via e-mail, c/o DISFARM, Via Mangiagalli 25, secondo piano, studio 2013
  • Coordinatore ERASMUS: Prof.ssa Francesca Clerici
    Via Venezian, 21 Milano
    francesca.clerici@unimi.it
    +3902 50314472
    Ricevimento studenti: su prenotazione telefonica o via e-mail, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche (DISFARM) Sezione di Chimica Generale e Organica "A. Marchesini" III piano
  • IMMATRICOLAZIONI E AMMISSIONI
    http://www.unimi.it/studenti/matricole/77598.htm
  • Segretario del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale: Dott. Fiorella Meneghetti
    Via Mangiagalli, 25 Milano
    fiorella.meneghetti@unimi.it
    +3902 50319306
    Ricevimento studenti: tutti i giorni previo appuntamento, c/o studio I piano stanza 1064 via Mangiagalli 25
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 100 plus 5 reserved to extra UE students, 2 reserved to Marco Polo students
Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 09-04-2019
Admission Test date and location: 16/09/2019 09:00
Enrolment period: from 09-20-2019 to 09-27-2019
Please note:
Il test si svolgerà nell'aula G14, Settore didattico GOLGI, via Golgi 19. I candidati sono convocati alle 9.00: presentarsi con un documento di identità valido.