Pharmacy

Edificio di Farmacia
Single-cycle master
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-13 - Farmacia e farmacia industriale (EN)
Single-cycle master
300
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
5
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

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).

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.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Access is conditional on passing an online test (TOLC-F, CISIA OnLine Test) which will give rise to a merit ranking.

English language

Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 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 Anatomy 9 72 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal Biology 7 56 Italian
Calculus and Statistics 6 56 Italian
English proficiency B2 (2 ECTS) 2 Italian
General and Inorganic Chemistry and Stoichiometry 10 96 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Analytical Chemistry 8 80 Italian
Physics 6 56 Italian
Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany 8 72 Italian
- Pharmaceutical botany4
- Plant Biology4
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Applied microbiology and hygiene 10 80 Italian
- APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY6
- HYGIENE4
Organic Chemistry 10 88 Italian
Physiology 11 96 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Inorganic Analysis of Substances having Pharmaceutical Interest and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory 7 72 Italian
- Inorganic Analysis of Substances having Pharmaceutical Interest5
- Qualitative Analysis Laboratory2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
General Biochemistry 6 48 Italian
Pharmacognosy 10 80 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
General Pathology and Pathophysiology 11 88 Italian
- General Pathology4
- Pathophysiology7
Medicinal Chemistry 1 10 80 Italian
Nutrition Physiology and Pharmacology, and Dietetic products 10 80 Italian
- Dietetic products4
- Nutrition Pharmacology3
- Nutrition Physiology3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Applied informatics 3 18 Italian
Metabolic Biochemistry 8 72 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Pharmacology and pharmacotherapy 10 80 Italian
Principles of quantitative pharmaceutical analysis and Laboratory for quantitative analysis 8 80 Italian
- Laboratory for quantitative analysis2
- Principles of quantitative pharmaceutical analysis6
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Assays and methods of analysis of the Pharmacopoeias and lab of drug identification 12 128 Italian
- Unità didattica: Laboratorio di identificazione dei farmaci4
- Unità didattica: Saggi e metodologie analitiche delle farmacopee8
Medicinal Chemistry 2 10 80 Italian
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation I and Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology I 12 120 Italian
- Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology I3
- Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation I9
Optional
Experimental laboratory 8 Italian
Pharmaceutical market and Regulatory aspects of health products 8 64 Italian
- Pharmaceutical market4
- Regulatory aspects of health products4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chemotherapy and biological drugs 8 64 Italian
Optional
Drug development and scientific communication 8 64 Italian
- Clinical Pharmacology4
- Drug scientific communication4
Metabolic diseases 8 64 Italian
- Hormones/phytohormones4
- Metabolic diseases4
Organic natural products: biosynthesis and characterization 8 64 Italian
- Organic natural products chemistry4
- Structure elucidation of organic natural products4
Phytopharmacy 8 64 Italian
- COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES4
- THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF PLANTS4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Toxicology 10 80 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Professional training in pharmacy (first part) 10 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Nel IV anno lo studente dovrà frequentare un insegnamento opzionale di 8 CFU costituito da due moduli di 4 CFU. Non è possibile optare per due moduli di corsi opzionali diversi.
In base a modalità che di anno in anno verranno comunicate sul sito di Scienze del Farmaco, nel periodo giugno-luglio, lo studente iscritto al terzo anno di corso, potrà esprimere la propria scelta per uno dei corsi di seguito riportati(pari a 8 CFU).
Gli insegnamenti verranno attivati se scelti da almeno 15 studenti.
La valutazione degli insegnamenti a scelta verrà effettuata con votazione espressa in trentesimi.
Gli studenti sono pregati di verificare le propedeuticità relative agli insegnamenti a scelta nella tabella delle propedeuticità.
A partire dall'AA 2017-18, qualora decidesse di svolgere una tesi sperimentale, lo studente potrà conseguire gli 8 CFU optando per l'attività a scelta "Laboratorio sperimentale". Tale opzione non è obbligatoria.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Experimental laboratory 8 Italian year
Pharmaceutical market and Regulatory aspects of health products 8 64 Italian year
Drug development and scientific communication 8 64 Italian First semester
Metabolic diseases 8 64 Italian First semester
Organic natural products: biosynthesis and characterization 8 64 Italian First semester
Phytopharmacy 8 64 Italian First semester
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation II and Lab of Pharmaceutical Technology II Medical Devices and Cosmetic prod 12 120 Italian
- Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology II3
- Medical Devices and Cosmetic Products3
- Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation II6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Applied pharmacology 7 56 Italian
Toxicological Chemistry and Laboratory of Chemical and Toxicological Analysis 6 56 Italian
- Laboratory of Chemical and Toxicological Analysis1
- Toxicological Chemistry5
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Professional training in pharmacy (second part) 20 Italian
Final exam 15 Italian
A partire dagli immatricolati nell'A.A. 2016/17, gli studenti, per iscriversi al terzo anno di corso, dovranno aver sostenuto entro il 30 settembre tutti gli esami del primo anno con votazione espressa in trentesimi. Coloro che non sosterranno gli esami previsti saranno collocati d'ufficio al secondo anno ripetente.

Tutti gli studenti, per laurearsi, hanno l'obbligo di acquisire una conoscenza della lingua inglese con un livello di idoneità B2, o ad esso assimilabile, o superiore.

Qualora vengano inserite nuove propedeuticità, gli studenti sono tenuti a rispettarle se presenti nel manifesto degli studi dell'anno accademico precedente a quello nel quale sostengono l'esame.

Si ricorda agli studenti che la frequenza ai laboratori è obbligatoria e che per frequentare i laboratori è obbligatorio iscriversi. Per le modalità ed i tempi dell'iscrizione ai corsi di laboratorio si consiglia di consultare con attenzione il sito di Facoltà (www.farmacia.unimi.it).

AMMISSIONE AI LABORATORI
L'ammissione al LABORATORIO DI ANALISI QUALITATIVA è subordinata al superamento, entro il 28 febbraio dell'AA di frequenza del laboratorio stesso, dell'esame di CHIMICA GENERALE, INORGANICA E STECHIOMETRIA.

L'ammissione al LABORATORIO DI ANALISI QUANTITATIVA è subordinata alla sola frequenza (non al superamento dell'esame) del LABORATORIO DI ANALISI QUALITATIVA. Poiché il laboratorio di ANALISI QUANTITATIVA si svolge nel 2 semestre, il laboratorio propedeutico potrà essere frequentato nel 1 semestre dello stesso AA.

L'ammissione al LABORATORIO DI IDENTIFICAZIONE DEI FARMACI è subordinata al superamento, entro il 31 gennaio, dell'esame di CHIMICA FARMACEUTICA E TOSSICOLOGICA I e alla sola frequenza (non al superamento dell'esame) del LABORATORIO DI ANALISI QUANTITATIVA.

L'ammissione al LABORATORIO DI TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICA I è subordinata al superamento dell'esame di CHIMICA ORGANICA e alla sola frequenza (non al superamento dell'esame) del LABORATORIO DI ANALISI QUANTITATIVA.

L'ammissione al LABORATORIO DI TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICA II è subordinata alla sola frequenza (non al superamento dell'esame) del LABORATORIO DI TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICA I.

L'ammissione al LABORATORIO DI ANALISI CHIMICO-TOSSICOLOGICA è subordinata alla sola frequenza (non al superamento dell'esame) del LABORATORIO DI IDENTIFICAZIONE DEI FARMACI.

Per quanto riguarda la propedeuticità di esame, si ricorda che poter sostenere gli esami riportati nella colonna di sinistra della sottostante tabella, gli studenti dovranno aver superato precedentemente gli esami dei corsi propedeutici riportati nella colonna di destra.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND HYGIENE Animal Biology (compulsory), Human Anatomy (compulsory)
APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (compulsory)
Assays and methods of analysis of the Pharmacopoeias and lab of drug identification Medicinal Chemistry 1 (compulsory), Principles of quantitative pharmaceutical analysis and Laboratory for quantitative analysis (compulsory)
Chemotherapy and biological drugs APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND HYGIENE (compulsory), PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (compulsory)
Drug development and scientific communication PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (compulsory)
General Biochemistry Animal Biology (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry and Stoichiometry (compulsory)
General Pathology and Pathophysiology General Biochemistry (compulsory), Physiology (compulsory)
Inorganic Analysis of Substances having Pharmaceutical Interest and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory Analytical Chemistry (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry and Stoichiometry (compulsory)
Medicinal Chemistry 1 Organic Chemistry (compulsory), Physiology (compulsory)
Medicinal Chemistry 2 Medicinal Chemistry 1 (compulsory)
Metabolic Biochemistry General Biochemistry (compulsory), Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
Metabolic diseases General Pathology and Pathophysiology (compulsory)
Nutrition Physiology and Pharmacology, and Dietetic products General Biochemistry (compulsory), PHARMACOGNOSY (compulsory), Physiology (compulsory)
Organic Chemistry General and Inorganic Chemistry and Stoichiometry (compulsory)
Organic natural products: biosynthesis and characterization Organic Chemistry (compulsory)
PHARMACOGNOSY Animal Biology (compulsory), Human Anatomy (compulsory), Plant Biology and Pharmaceutical botany (compulsory)
PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY General Biochemistry (compulsory), PHARMACOGNOSY (compulsory), Physiology (compulsory)
PHYTOPHARMACY PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (compulsory)
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation I and Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology I Medicinal Chemistry 1 (compulsory), PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (compulsory), Physiology (compulsory)
Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation II and Lab of Pharmaceutical Technology II Medical Devices and Cosmetic prod Chemotherapy and biological drugs (compulsory), Medicinal Chemistry 2 (compulsory), Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation I and Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology I (compulsory)
Pharmaceutical market and Regulatory aspects of health products Nutrition Physiology and Pharmacology, and Dietetic products (compulsory), PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (compulsory)
Physiology Animal Biology (compulsory), Calculus and Statistics (compulsory), General and Inorganic Chemistry and Stoichiometry (compulsory), Human Anatomy (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Principles of quantitative pharmaceutical analysis and Laboratory for quantitative analysis Inorganic Analysis of Substances having Pharmaceutical Interest and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory (compulsory)
Toxicological Chemistry and Laboratory of Chemical and Toxicological Analysis Assays and methods of analysis of the Pharmacopoeias and lab of drug identification (compulsory)
Toxicology PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY (compulsory)
Sede
Milano
Presidente del collegio: MARCO ANDREA RIVA
Contatti
  • Coordinatore dei trasferimenti e passaggi di corso: Prof.ssa Irma Colombo
    Via Trentacoste, 2 Milano
    irma.colombo@unimi.it
    Previo appuntamento telefonico o e-mail
  • Segretario del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale: Prof.ssa Irma Colombo
    Via Trentacoste, 2 Milano
    irma.colombo@unimi.it
    Previo appuntamento telefonico o e-mail
  • Presidente del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale Prof. Marco Riva
    Via Balzaretti, 9 Milano
    m.riva@unimi.it
    Previo appuntamento telefonico o e-mail
  • Vice Presidente del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale Prof. Ermanno Valoti
    Via Mangiagalli, 25 Milano
    ermanno.valoti@unimi.it
    Previo appuntamento telefonico o e-mail
  • IMMATRICOLAZIONI E AMMISSIONI
    http://www.unimi.it/studenti/matricole/77598.htm
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: 300 plus 20 reserved to extra UE students, 1 reserved to Marco Polo students


Session: 1


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 06-03-2019 to 07-19-2019
Enrolment period: from 07-23-2019 to 07-31-2019


Session: 2


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 08-01-2019 to 09-04-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-09-2019 to 09-13-2019