5 years single cycle degree in


Class: LM-13. -

Class LM-13. -
Duration 5 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator ADRIANA CHILIN
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, School of medicine

Dealing with health care by correctly dispensing drugs and giving the correct information about their use, to ensure therapeutic efficacy and safeguarding people: this is the aim of the five-year course in pharmacy, which prepares experts able to combine the knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences with the practice of pharmacy management. A path that includes the study of basic and specific scientific subjects in the pharmaceutical field, which will provide you with the professionalising skills related to medical devices, cosmetic, nutritional and phytotherapeutic products, economics and marketing, clinical biochemistry. You will find employment mainly in private and public pharmacies but also in other sectors such as the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industry or as a scientific pharmaceutical informant.

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Characteristics and objectives
The Master of Science in Pharmacy is a five-year program.
The educational program is designed to provide scientific basis and specific theoretical, practical and regulatory know-how on drugs and medicines required to the Pharmacist, a professional figure with unique competences and role in the healthcare field. The Pharmacist is the 'Expert of medicinal products', who combines the knowledge of medicinal science with the pharmacy practice and management. The Pharmacist distributes medicines and informs about their correct use in order to yield therapeutic effectiveness and avoid drawbacks due to their misuse or abuse.
He can also provide personalized support for patients for the adherence to pharmacological therapies and to offer advice to healthy subjects in order to prevent diseases.
Furthermore, the Pharmacist informs about the appropriate use of other wellbeing products (cosmetics, food supplements, herbal products, foods for special groups, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, medical-surgical aids and sanitary items).
Finally, the pharmacist can operate as manager in the research, development, production, control, delivering and post-marketing supervision of drugs, diagnostics and health products.
In details, students in the first and second year will learn basic scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, nutrition science, statistics). The next years will cover specific core subjects, such as medicinal chemistry, drug analysis, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacovigilance, pharmaceutical technology, and legislation). In the last years of the program, students will be trained with specialized topics (medical devices, cosmetic and dietary products, phytocompounds, economy and marketing, clinical biochemistry, pharmacy business management and all the services required by current legislation.); they will be trained with a mandatory six-month internship period in community or hospital pharmacy (practical-evaluative internship) and they will prepare the final work for dissertation that can be an experimental work in a research laboratory or a bibliographic and data elaboration work.
Therefore, the acquired competencies allow a wide variety of employment opportunities.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates in Pharmacy are mainly qualified to practice as Pharmacists in private and public pharmacy in Italy and in the European Union, in hospital pharmacy and regional pharmaceutical service (after obtaining specific postgraduate qualification).
Pharmacists can also work in other health-related sectors (with or without the specific professional qualification), such as pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, drug control laboratories, drug regulatory agencies, drug information.