Herbal Sciences and Technologies
Graduates will obtain mastery of investigative methods and testing, including aspects of data collection and communication of results, and competence in using advanced texts. They will have operational powers and will be able to perform technical, managerial and professional activities in the processing of medicinal plants in quality management sector, marketing of herbal drugs and their derivates to be used in the preparation of herbal products, food and cosmetics, ensuring compliance with the provisions from existing national and European laws.
The course includes basic and professional disciplines in the areas of chemistry, phytochemistry, biology, botany, pharmacognosy, pharmacology and concerning technological aspects.
At the end of the course, graduate will have knowledge and skills in:
· recognition, collection and conservation of medicinal plants;
· storage, control, distribution and supply of medicinal plants and their derivatives;
· analyses and determination of active ingredients;
· the biological effects of medicinal plants;
· toxicological aspects of the use of active ingredients and finished products;
· the study, design, management, supervision and conduction of productive processes of plants and their derivatives;
· recognition of herbal drugs, detection of adulterations and contaminations;
· quality control of products based on medicinal plants and derivatives;
· the possible applications of plants and their derived products for health products including food and cosmetics;
· legislation and ethic rules in the field;
· the scientific and technical advice concerning the supervision hygienic issues of plants and their derivatives in Department of the Government, particularly in the Ministries of Health, of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Trade and Handicraft and Finance;
· the technical scientific and advisory to specialist publishing companies, dissemination of information in the field of medicinal plants and their derivatives.
A graduate in Herbal Science and Technologies possesses good basic knowledge, and knows how to use it along the production chain. He knows the methods of investigation of the sector and is able to use them professionally and to finalize their knowledge of problem solving of the whole supply chain. Is able to obtain the necessary information and to assess the implications in a productive and market context, to implement measures to improve the quality of herbal products. He/She is also able to communicate orally and in writing arguments on issues of competence. Finally, he/she has the tools of cognitive basis for the continuous updating of knowledge, also through the use of new communication technologies.
Admission into the Bachelor's degree programme in Herbal Sciences and Technologies is conditional upon earning an upper secondary-school diploma, or other equivalent foreign diploma. Students must also have a skill set and knowledge base allowing them to successfully follow the study programme, including a good understanding of basic calculus and computer science, mastering the main laws of physics, and basic knowledge of cell biology and general chemistry.
Admission into the Bachelor's degree programme in Herbal Sciences and Technologies is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to available resources. There are 100 places available for enrolment in the first year, plus 5 places for non-EU students residing abroad.
Admission requirements, as well as logic and reading comprehension skills, will be assessed through a mandatory, selective TOLC-AV test, to be taken before enrolment.
TOLC-AV is an online test delivered by the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems (CISIA - https://www.cisiaonline.it).
For test topics and details, please review the page: https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-agraria-veterinaria/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/
You may sit for TOLC-AV at the University of Milan or any other venue among those listed in the test calendar available at https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php.
Registration procedures and deadlines will be provided in the call for applications posted to the University website at https://ste.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi.
Only students high enough in the merit ranking will be eligible for enrolment on the programme.
Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities
Students who have not achieved at least 4 points in the basic mathematics module of TOLC-AV will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA). For this purpose, they will attend remedial activities organized by the University, and then take a remedial test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they may not take the Mathematics and Informatics exam.
Learn more at https://ste.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole.
Admission of transfer or graduate students
Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first. To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications. These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications. The request for career assessment must be submitted by 10 June 2021. The outcome will be notified via e-mail by 15 July 2021. Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.
For information: https://ste.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi.
Recognition of study periods abroad:
Each student, depending on the period of time spent abroad, should propose a Learning Agreement providing an adequate number of credits for his/her study or training:
- An academic year: 60 credits;
- An academic semester: 30 credits;
- An academic quarter: 20 CFU
For study programs, students must acquire at least 70% of the credits specified in the Learning Agreement. For the training period the student must acquire all the credits specified by the Learning Agreement. Additional score to the degree mark will be added to students who have fulfilled the study or training programs. This score ranges from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 3 points (depending on the duration of the training period, the amount of credits obtained and the overall result achieved) and will be proposed by the tutor to the Commission of the final exam.
Attendance is mandatory for single-seat laboratory exercises.
Tutte le aule sono accessibili anche agli studenti con disabilità motoria.
- Segreteria Didattica Scienze del Farmaco
Via Golgi, 19 Milano
+3902 50314572 (Previo appuntamento telefonico) o e-mail
- Vicepresidente del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale Prof. Mario Dell'Agli
Via Balzaretti, 9 Milano
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
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
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
- Segretario del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale: Dott. Fiorella Meneghetti
Via Mangiagalli, 25 Milano
Ricevimento studenti: tutti i giorni previo appuntamento, c/o studio I piano stanza 1064 via Mangiagalli 25
- Segreteria Studenti
Via Celoria, 18 Milano
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment