Study plan

On this page, you will find the Degree Course Manifesto related to the 2018/2019 academic year.

The Manifesto establishes the study plan that students enrolling in this academic year must follow in order to obtain their academic title. It includes the list of courses and other planned activities, giving information regarding the year of the course and the semester in which they take place, the number of relative ECTS credits and SSD (disciplinary scientific sectors).

Curriculum unico

First year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1008194 - MATHEMATICS First semester 8 MAT/04 Italian
1056093 - Pharmaceutical biology First semester 8 BIO/15 Italian
1008195 - PHYSICS First semester 8 FIS/01 Italian
1016546 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Second semester 9 CHIM/03 Italian
1035933 - HUMAN ANATOMY Second semester 6 BIO/16 Italian
AAF1102 - English language Second semester 4 Italian

Second year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1022293 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I First semester 9 CHIM/06 Italian
1026699 - ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY WITH LABORATORY OF GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY First semester 8 Italian
1022761 - PHARMACEUTICAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I First semester 10 CHIM/08 Italian
1008197 - GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY Second semester 8 BIO/09 Italian
1008176 - BIOCHEMISTRY Second semester 10 BIO/10 Italian
1008199 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Second semester 8 CHIM/02 Italian
1035947 - MICROBIOLOGY Second semester 6 MED/07 Italian

Third year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1022762 - PHARMACEUTICAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II First semester 10 CHIM/08 Italian
1008208 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II First semester 8 CHIM/06 Italian
1038200 - GENERAL AND MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY WITH MEDICAL THERMINOLOGY First semester 6 MED/04 Italian
1011772 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY First semester 9 BIO/11 Italian
1008213 - PHYSICAL METHODS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Second semester 8 CHIM/06 Italian
1022641 - PHARMACEUTICAL AND TOSSICOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY I Second semester 9 CHIM/08 Italian
1025175 - PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOGNOSY Second semester 11 BIO/14 Italian

Fourth year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1022763 - PHARMACEUTICAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY III First semester 10 CHIM/08 Italian
1007919 - FOOD CHEMISTRY First semester 8 CHIM/10 Italian
1005821 - APPLIED PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY First semester 8 CHIM/09 Italian
1007916 - TOXICOLOGY First semester 8 BIO/14 Italian
1022903 - PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY AND LEGISLATION Second semester 10 CHIM/09 Italian
1022642 - PHARMACEUTICAL AND TOSSICOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY II Second semester 9 CHIM/08 Italian
INSEGNAMENTO COMPLEMENTARE Go to group
INSEGNAMENTO OPZIONALE Go to group CHIM/09

Fifth year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
- A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE First semester 8 Italian
AAF1068 - INTERNSHIP First semester 30 Italian
AAF1028 - Final exam Second semester 30 Italian

Optional Groups

INSEGNAMENTO OPZIONALE: The student must acquire 8 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1023388 - INDUSTRIAL PREPARATION OF DRUGS Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/09 Italian
1008273 - POLYMERS FOR PHARMACEUTICS Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/09 Italian
1008271 - DRUG DELIVERY AND DRUG TARGETING Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/09 Italian
INSEGNAMENTO COMPLEMENTARE: The student must acquire 8 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1044750 - MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY III Fourth year First semester 8 CHIM/08 Italian
1023339 - ANALYSIS OF DRUGS AND DRUGS METHABOLITES IN BIOLOGICAL FLUIDS Fourth year First semester 8 CHIM/08 Italian
1023345 - BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Fourth year First semester 8 BIO/10 Italian
1023433 - MOLECULAR ONCOLOGY Fourth year First semester 8 MED/04 Italian
1008247 - CHEMISTRY OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS Fourth year First semester 8 CHIM/09 Italian
1023365 - RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/03 Italian
1023364 - BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/03 Italian
1008287 - ADVANCED ORGANIC SYNTHESIS Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/06 Italian
1023429 - ADVANCED SEPARATION AND SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/06 Italian
1008273 - POLYMERS FOR PHARMACEUTICS Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/09 Italian
1008271 - DRUG DELIVERY AND DRUG TARGETING Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/09 Italian
1023448 - PHARMACOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES Fourth year Second semester 8 BIO/14 Italian
1023430 - PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY Fourth year Second semester 8 MED/07 Italian
1023223 - DRUG DESIGN Fourth year Second semester 8 CHIM/08 Italian
1052279 - NANOSYSTEMS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND THE PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY Fourth year Second semester 8 Italian

Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine

The new Master’s Degree Programme

in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology

Ministerial Decree 270/2004 Class LM-13 (PHARMACY AND INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY)

Approved by the Degree Programme Board in CPT at the meeting of 15.03.2018

 

THE STUDY PROGRAMME FOR THE 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

Starting from the 2009-2010 academic year Pharmacy Faculty set up the Masters Degree Course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (class LM-13, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy) in accordance with Ministerial Decree 270/04. This master’s degree course replaced the New Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology foreseen in the previous Programme (in accordance with Ministerial Decree 509/1999, class LS14).

 

DIDACTIC REGULATIONS

This document outlines the characteristics of the single-cycle degree program in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (PCT), whose course programme is designed in compliance with the Ministerial Decree 270 of 2004. This master’s degree program has replaced the specialized degree course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (in accordance with DM 509/1999, class LS14), which in turn was the product of subsequent changes to the programme established in 1967 (DPR 1037/1967) and activated 3 years later (1970) at our University. The current programme takes into consideration the new table of the LM-13 class, while remaining in line with the European directives (Directives 2005/36 / EC and 85/432 / EEC) regarding regulations in the pharmaceutical sector. However, no substantial changes have been made to the structure, so the professional profile of PCT graduates remains well aligned with the labour market, a fact evidenced by the high percentage of graduates who find work quickly.

The Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (CLM PCT) is a five-year course.

 

1 Definition of the educational objectives

 

The Master’s Degree program in PCT aims to achieve the training objectives defined below. Graduates must have:

• a good command of scientific research methodology and in particular regarding the scientific sector;

• the multidisciplinary knowledge required to understand drugs, their structure and properties in relation to their interaction with biomolecules at cellular and systemic level, together with the necessary preparation and control activities of the drugs;

• chemical and biological knowledge, combined with a grounding in pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoutilization, together with information concerning national and EU laws that regulate the various activities of the sector. This combined know-how represents the characteristics of a professional figure who, in the field of medicines and health products in general, can guarantee the safety, quality and efficacy requirements expressed in the WHO regulations and national and European directives;

• knowledge required to fulfil the professional duties of the pharmaceutical service in the National Health Service, together with the know-how needed to interact with other health professions.

In view of the purposes indicated, the MSc program in PCT will include the acquisition of knowledge related to:

• a grounding in mathematics, computer sciences and physics in order to be able to understand the courses in general chemistry and inorganic chemistry;

• fundamental principles of organic chemistry, the chemistry of functional groups, stereochemistry and the main carbocyclic and heterocyclic systems;

• fundamental basics of analytical chemistry needed to carry out and evaluate medication controls, and checks on other substances of medical interest; animal cells and plant structures, animal systems and organs;

• morphology of the human body in terms of anatomical terminology; plant physiology from cellular level up to the living organism; pathology;

• general biochemistry, applied biochemistry and molecular biology in order to understand molecules of biological interest, the mechanisms behind metabolic activities and molecular mechanisms of biological phenomena, in relation to the action of drugs, together with the production and analysis of new compounds that simulate biomolecules or which antagonize their action;

• medicinal chemistry, design and synthesis of the main classes of drugs, their chemical-physical properties, their actions, as well as structure-activity relationships; raw materials used in the formulations of therapeutic preparations; basic and advanced knowledge of pharmaceutical technology;

• legislative and deontological regulations required to work in the various aspects of the profession;

• pharmacology, pharmacotherapy and toxicology in order to have complete knowledge of medicines including their administration, metabolism, action, toxicity and interactions; chemical analysis of drugs, also in non-simple matrices;

• preparation of the various pharmaceutical forms and their quality control;

• microbiological knowledge important in understanding infectious diseases, their therapy and microbiological control tests;

• the pathophysiology and etiopathogenesis principles of human diseases including the medical terminology;

• diagnostic products and other products for the maintenance of health and well-being and their quality control;

• medicinal plants and their pharmacologically active properties; pharmacological knowledge on a clinical, applicative and toxicological basis, so that graduates are able to offer valid advice in the dispensation of over-the-counter drugs.

 

2 Professional opportunities

 

Having obtained all the necessary qualifications, PCT graduates can work as Pharmacists in accordance with Directive 2005/36 / EEC, or as Chemists in accordance with Presidential Decree n.328 of 5.6.2001 (registration in section A of the Professional Register of Chemists).

PCT graduates will be able to use their competences to carry out the following:

a) work in the chemical-pharmaceutical, cosmetic and dietary industries:

- design and synthesis of active ingredients;

- industrial production of medicines;

- formulation, production, packaging;

- control of the quality, stability and toxicology of cosmetic and dietetic products;

- development and validation of analytical methods of the raw materials used and the final product alone or in formulation as well as in complex matrices;

- physical and biophysical characterization of excipients and active ingredients; research and development of new pharmaceutical forms, with particular regard to nanotechnologies;

- in vitro model production and validation;

- production and control of medical instruments and medical-surgical devices;

- preparation of regulatory documents;

- supervision of company activities regarding the production and control of medicines, cosmetics and dietetic products;

- validation of production plants and compliance of production systems with GMP standards;

- correct maintenance of documentation relating to drugs and laboratories;

- responsibility for the quality of the product on the market;

- management of one or more departments which can include responsibility for the operators, machinery and maintenance costs;

- assurance of the expected production level, compliance with quality and safety standards.

b) Work in Laboratories involving the control of medicines and health products:

- control of medicines and drugs also in non-simple matrices;

- development of techniques regarding the analysis and control of quality; analyses of the chemical, physical and microbiological characteristics of raw materials, intermediates, active ingredients, finished pharmaceutical products, cosmetics and dietary foods and packaging materials;

- study and development of chemical processes;

- assessment of the danger or safety of chemical substances;

- design and setting up of chemical laboratories and industrial chemical plants;

- management of chemical laboratories involved in chemical analyses;

- collection and drafting of data relating to the CQ, drafting of specific company reports;

- staff training concerning the technical aspects of quality;

- management of sampling plans, definition of specifications, preparation of reference materials, maintenance of instrument calibration, validation procedures, stability studies;

- relationships with certification institutions.

c) Work for pharmacovigilance, clinical monitoring and registration Institutions:

- collection, processing, updating and reporting-dissemination, in accordance with current regulations, of all information relating to the safety of pharmaceutical products (side effects, misuse, abuse, toxicity indicators, biomarkers);

- supervision of progress in clinical trials to guarantee that they are carried out and registered in compliance with the study protocol, the standard operating procedures (SOP), the GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and the applicable regulatory norms;

- qualitative and quantitative analysis of drugs and metabolites in biological fluids;

- supervision of authorization procedures for the sales of products of pharmaceutical companies (preparation of documentation pertaining to AIC applications, interface between company and ministerial examiners).

d) Work in pharmacies on national territory after obtaining a professional licence (legitimized in accordance with the Directive 85/432 EEC, regarding the profession of Pharmacist):

- preparation, control, storage and distribution of medicines in hospital pharmacies and ones open to the public;

- preparation of the pharmaceutical ingredients of medicinal products; manufacture and control of medicinal products;

- analysis and control of medicines and health products;

- storage, conservation and distribution of medicines at wholesale level;

- preparation, control, storage and distribution of medicines in hospitals;

- dissemination of information and advice on medicines and health products.

e) Work in the local Pharmaceutical Services of the National Health Service:

- oversees the correct functioning of the service and pharmaceutical assistance of the affiliated pharmacies;

- monitors the pharmaceutical prescription and the development of pharmacovigilance activities;

- promotes the dissemination of information and documentation regarding medicines and activities aimed at rationalizing the consumption of medicines;

- collaborates in the definition and planning of processes aimed at improving pharmaceutical assistance.

 

Therefore, the professional roles of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology graduates include the following:

- expert in the research and development of drugs (industry, public and private centres, universities)

- expert in the production of drugs

- expert in quality control

- Scientific expert in medicines

- pharmacist in local and hospital pharmacies

 

In order to further continues academic studies, the following alternatives are foreseen:

1 PhD

2 Specialization school

3 II level Master

4 Access to the FIT (Initial Training and Traineeship for secondary school teachers), having previously obtained the credits required in accordance with current legislation.

 

In general, PCT graduates will be able to work in the professions of the following ISTAT categories:

1. Chemists and similar professions - (2.1.1.2.1)

2. Chemical communicators and disseminators - (2.1.1.2.2)

3. Pharmacologists - (2.3.1.2.1)

4. Pharmacists - (2.3.1.5.0)

5. Researchers and technicians who have graduated in chemical and pharmaceutical sciences - (2.6.2.1.3)

 

3 Knowledge required and admission

 

Students must be in possession of a secondary school diploma or another qualification obtained abroad that is officially recognized as suitable in accordance with current legislation. The Masters degree program in PCT has limited access to a maximum number of 200 places (two hundred). Admission to the course is subject to the passing of an admission test which must be taken before the start of the courses. The test consists of 80 multiple choice questions in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, which are divided as follows: 25 in Biology, 25 in Chemistry, 15 in Physics and 15 in Mathematics. The questions are based on the programs of the above-mentioned subjects in use in upper secondary schools. Information pertaining to the organization of the admission test will be published in a specific call. The results of the admission test will be subject to statistical processing. For all students who are included in the ranking list, the assignment of additional training obligations (ATO) on one or more basic topics will be taken into consideration. The methods regarding the completion of these ATOs will be made available on the website of the Degree Course http: //corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/it/corso/2018/chimica-e-tecnologia-farm ... following the publication of the rankings. These ATOs will be an indispensable condition in order to enrol in the second year. The ATOs awarded to the student for each subject will in any case be considered fulfilled if the student has been able to pass the corresponding exam of the Degree Course within the academic year.

ECTS credits

The ECTS credit represents the unit adopted to measure the educational activities of students contained in the Didactic Regulations. This university credit corresponds to 25 hours of academic commitment per student (Article 5 DM 270/04), so a ECTS credit can foresee 8 hours of lectures, or 12 hours of laboratory or guided exercises or 20 hours of professional training (with teacher guidance of small groups) or assisted study. The remaining part will be in the form of individual study.

The credits corresponding to each educational activity are obtained by students when they pass the exam in question or other forms of learning assessment

.

Overview of the Course Catalogue and teaching organization in semesters

The PCT master’s degree foresees courses organized in basic activities, similar and supplementary activities and other courses chosen directly by student. The 300 credits needed to graduate in the five years of the course are divided as follows:

a) Classroom lessons (including numerical and/or laboratory exercises) for a total of 228 ECTS credits.

b) Courses chosen directly by students for a total of 8 ECTS credits

c) Foreign language for a total of 4 ECTS credits

d) Professional internship for a total of 30 ECTS credits

e) Final exam for a total of 30 ECTS credits

 

FIRST YEAR

Educational activity ECTS credits SSD Exam Activity

Pharmaceutical Biology 8 BIO/15 1 Basic

Human Anatomy 6 BIO/16 1 Basic

Mathematics 8 MAT/04 1 Basic

Physics 8 FIS/01 1 Basic

General and Inorganic Chemistry 9 CHIM/03 1 Basic

English Language 4 Foreign Language Pass/Fail

Total 43 5

SECOND YEAR

Educational activity ECTS credits SSD Exam Activity

Organic Chemistry I 9 CHIM/06 1 Basic

Microbiology 6 MED/07 1 Basic

Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory of General and Inorganic Chemistry 8 CHIM/01 - CHIM/03 1 Basic

General Physiology 8 BIO/09 1 Basic

Medicinal Chemistry Analysis and Toxicology I 10 CHIM/08 1 Characterizing

Biochemistry 10 BIO/10 1 Characterizing

Physical Chemistry 8 CHIM/02 1 Similar and supplementary

Total 59 7

THIRD YEAR

Educational activity ECTS credits SSD Exam Activity

Organic Chemistry II 8 CHIM/06 1 Basic

General and Molecular Pathology with Medical Terminology 6 MED/04 1 Basic

Medicinal and Toxicological Chemistry I 9 CHIM/08 1 Characterizing

Medicinal Chemistry Analysis and Toxicology II 10 CHIM/08 1 Characterizing

Physical Methods in Organic Chemistry 8 CHIM/06 1 Similar and supplementary

Molecular Biology 9 BIO/11 1 Characterizing

Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy 11 BIO/14 1 Characterizing

Total 60 7

FOURTH YEAR

Educational activity ECTS credits SSD Exam Activity

Applied Pharmaceutical Chemistry 8 CHIM/09 1 Characterizing

Medicinal and Toxicological Chemistry II 9 CHIM/08 1 Characterizing

Toxicology 8 BIO/14 1 Characterizing

Medicinal Chemistry Analysis and Toxicology III 10 CHIM/08 1 Characterizing

Food Chemistry 8 CHIM/10 1 Characterizing

Pharmaceutical Technology and Law 10 CHIM/09 1 Characterizing

Optional course (a course of your choice): 8 CHIM/09 1 Characterizing

Industrial manufacture of medicinal products

Polymers of Pharmaceutical Interest

Drug Delivery and Direction

Supplementary course (a course of your choice): 8 CHIM/08-CHIM/09-CHIM/03-CHIM/06-BIO/10-BIO/14-BIO/15-MED/04-MED/07 1 Similar and Supplementary

Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Advanced Synthesis in Organic Chemistry

Advanced Separative and Spectroscopic Methodologies in Organic Chemistry

Medicinal and Toxicological Chemistry III

Drug Design

Analysis of Drugs and their Metabolites in Biological Fluids

Polymers of Pharmaceutical Interest

Drug Delivery and Direction

Biochemical and Biotechnological Applications

Pharmacological assays and dosages

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Molecular oncology

Chemistry of cosmetic products

Nanosystems for the diagnosis and the pharmaceutical technology

- Nanosystems for the diagnosis and the pharmaceutical technology I (4 ECTS credits)

- Nanosystems for the diagnosis and the pharmaceutical technology II (4 ECTS credits)

- Total 70 8

 

FIFTH YEAR

Educational activity ECTS credits SSD Exam Activity

To be chosen by the Student 8 1 Student's choice

Internship 30 For internships and training in pharmacies open to the public or, in part, in hospital pharmacies, companies, public or private institutions, professional associations

Final exam 30 For the final exam

Total 68 1

The didactic programme is structured in semesters according to the following plan:

I YEAR

I semester II semester

Mathematics Human Anatomy

Pharmaceutical Biology General and Inorganic Chemistry

Physics English Language

II YEAR

I semester II semester

Organic Chemistry I Physiology

Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory of General and Inorganic Biochemical Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry Analysis and Toxicology I Microbiology

Chemistry Physics

III YEAR

I semester II semester

General and Molecular Pathology with Medical Terminology Physical Methods in Organic Chemistry

Molecular Biology Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy

Medicinal Chemistry Analysis and Toxicology II Medicinal and Toxicological Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry II

IV YEAR

I semester II semester

Medicinal Chemistry Analysis and Toxicology III Pharmaceutical Technology and Law

Medicinal and Toxicological Chemistry II

Food Chemistry Optional course

Applied Pharmaceutical Chemistry

 

Supplementary courses

V YEAR

I semester II semester

Optional courses for students

Internship Final exam

 

1.1 Optional courses and complementary teaching

In the fourth year of the course, students can choose one from each of two groups of courses (optional courses and complementary courses).

 

1.2 Courses personally chosen by the student

In the fifth year in addition to the compulsory courses, the study plan also foresees a course personally chosen by the student. This course, which can be autonomously chosen by the student from the entire Course Catalogue of the university (therefore also outside the degree course programme), must in any case be consistent with the training objectives of PCT

and be approved by the Degree Program Board, unless the choice of course is one of the optional or complementary courses.

 

4 Training path (study plan)

 

Starting from the third year of the course, PCT students must compile their study plan telematically through their personal page on the INFOSTUD system, and submit it to the Degree Programme Board for approval. This study plan must be sent from September 1 to February 28 of the following year.

 

5 Compulsory attendance

 

Given that the courses have a predominantly applicative and professional nature, involving practical laboratory activities in the various disciplinary sectors, attendance is compulsory for courses which foresee practical laboratory activities in accordance with the procedures established by the teachers of each individual course. Students who have not obtained their attendance certificate for a course, in particular courses involving with laboratory exercises, will not be able to enrol in the following year until this certification has been obtained. They will therefore have to repeat the academic year in question.

 

6 Verification of learning

 

Assessments are carried out by means of oral and written exams. In addition to the acquisition of credits, the results of exams are expressed in thirtieths. The vote ranges from a minimum of 18/30 to a maximum of 30/30. In cases where special merit is ascertained, a “lode” (praise) is added to the maximum mark. In some exams, the evaluation is not expressed with a vote, but only with a pass/fail assessment. In these cases, the exam is not taken into consideration when calculating the overall average exam vote. The exams are held in the periods established by the Degree Course Committee and published in the didactic calendar. The exam dates of the various subjects are posted by the teachers on the Infostud website.  Admission to the exam sessions takes place after booking on the Infostud area of the University website.

 

7 Practical and professional internships

 

Starting from June of the fourth year of the course, and in any case after having obtained the certificate regarding attendance in the Technology and Pharmaceutical Legislation Laboratory, students can begin their practical-professional training in a pharmacy open to the public under the supervision of the pharmaceutical service for a total period of 6 months (30 ECTS credits). In compliance with the EU Directive 2005/36 / EC, art.4, paragraph 2, lett. b) the internship in Pharmacy is a six-month full time training. For the compulsory internship, an ECTS credit is equivalent to 30 hours, as specified by the MUIR Circular n. 526 of 30/03/2011. This period is specifically regulated in accordance with the Provincial Order of Pharmacists and can be consulted on the site http: //corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/it/corso/2018/chimica-e-tecnologia-farm ....

 

8 Final exam

 

For the final exam, having completed at least 12 exams, students will submit a dissertation assignment request to the teacher with whom they intend to prepare the work. The application must be signed for acceptance. If the work required to complete the dissertation involves the use of University facilities only, the application can be signed by the President of the Degree Programme Board and then presented to the Student Secretarial Office. Otherwise, the application must be submitted directly to the Student Secretarial Office which will forward it to the Degree Programme Board for formal acceptance.

The final exam consists in the writing, the presentation (with slides in ppt) and the discussion of a written dissertation, produced independently by the student, which gives a detailed explanation of the way the research was carried out. The dissertation documents the student's individual experimental work (30 ECTS credits).

To take the final exam, students must submit a specific degree application within the deadlines and in accordance with the procedures published in the "Graduate" section of the degree course website (http://corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/it/corso/2018 / chemical-and-technology-farm ...).

The final exam will be held in public in front of a Commission nominated by the Dean of the Faculty and composed of at least seven members.

Admission to the degree examination is based on the arithmetic average of the exam grades.

To the average, which is expressed in one hundred and tenths, the following points are added:

1. 0.33/110 for each exam passed with “praise”;

2. 1/110 if the degree exam is taken in the fifth academic year foreseen to complete the course;

3. 1/110 if the dissertation carried out abroad for a period of not less than six months;

4. 0.5/110 if the student has passed all the exams of the first and second year by the end of the third year of the course;

5. 0.5/110 for students who graduate in the March session of the first year “fuori corso”.

In the Final exam, as determined in the above-mentioned points, the graduation Commission can add up to a maximum of 11 points based on the evaluation of the commitment and the quality of the discussion of the dissertation.

The “praise” can be proposed by the supervisor and must be approved unanimously.

 

9 Propaedeutics

 

Propaedeutics are not required. For each course, the teachers will clearly indicate what they consider students must have done in order to successfully complete their course. These indications are highlighted in the Degree Programme on the degree course website.

 

10 Channel changes

 

For reasons which must be well documented, students can request a change of channel by submitting an application addressed to the President of the CCS. The change of channel includes all the lessons of the same semester and can be requested at most twice during the whole training period. The application for a change of channel, accompanied by detailed documentation supporting the request and indicating the list of exams taken, must be submitted to the Student Secretarial Office in the following periods:

a) September 1 -  September 15 (October 30 for students in their first year) for channel changes related to the first semester.

b) February 1 - February 15 for channel changes related to the II Semester.

The changes, which must be no more than 10 per channel for each year of the course, will be evaluated on the basis of the reasons given by student and on meritocratic criteria. The prerogatives of the Dean and of the Degree Course President remain in the concession of channel / teaching changes for particular cases, which are properly documented.

 

11 Guidance and tutoring

 

The Masters Degree Programme in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology disseminates, through the tutoring activities of the teachers, information regarding the study path. The objective of this guidance and tutoring activity is to help students in their study path and promote international mobility within the programs promoted by the University.

 

12 Transfer from other degree courses

 

a) Applications for transfer from other degree courses will be accepted according to an evaluation of the basic requirements for enrolment in the Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology. Applicants must also pass the scheduled entrance test. Graduates of all disciplines will also have to take the required entrance test except for graduates in Pharmacy and graduates of classes 24 and L-29 (three-year degrees) who were initially enrolled in the five-year courses in Pharmacy or in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology of "Sapienza" and who later transferred to the three-year degrees.

b) Students from five-year degree courses in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology of other universities may be exempted from the entrance test in their transfer request to Rome only if they have obtained at least 20 ECTS credits. In cases where the certification of the exams taken is not identical in name or number of ECTS credits, students must enclose with their application the program of the course validated by the holder of the course.

c) For students coming from previous Degree Programmes in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology and for students of the degree course in Pharmacy who want to transfer to the master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, the credits already obtained can be validated for courses with the same or similar name.

d) For students and graduates of classes 24 and L-29 (three-year degrees) who want to transfer to the Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, their ECTS credits will be examined for similar courses belonging to the same scientific disciplinary sector, which can be assessed up to the maximum number of credits foreseen for each course in the master’s degree course. If the ECTS credits pertaining to a similar denomination in PCT are not fully validated, students will have to take a supplementary test which must be officially registered. The credits acquired in courses or activities that have no equivalent in the Study Plan of the receiving course can be counted, on request, among those chosen up to a maximum of 8 ECTS credits.

The Degree Programme foresees the acquisition of:

1) knowledge to be used in innovative research in the pharmacology sector and in the production and control of medicinal products in order to guarantee their efficacy, safety and quality in accordance with the regulations in force regarding manufacturing standards, environmental protection and industrial safety;

2) mastery in the scientific method of investigation;

3) multidisciplinary knowledge which is fundamental for the understanding of drugs, their structure and properties in relation to their interaction with biomolecules at cellular and systemic level, together with the activities required in the preparation and control of drugs;

4) chemical, biological and technological knowledge, integrated with pharmacoeconomic and pharmacovigilance know-how;

5) knowledge concerning the national and EU laws that regulate the various activities in the sector, which will enable graduates to guarantee the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines and health products in accordance with WHO regulations and national and European directives;

6) important knowledge needed for the professional fulfilment of the pharmaceutical service which will enable graduates to work in the National Health Service;

7) linguistic ability in written and oral form of at least one European Union language besides Italian including the scientific literature of the sector.

For further information, consult: https: //corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/it/corso/2018/chimica-e-tecnologia-far ...

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by means of written and oral exams. In addition to the acquisition of ECTS credits, the result of each exam is expressed in thirtieths. For some exams, there is no vote, but simply a pass/fail evaluation. The exam tests are held in the periods established and published by the individual teachers on the Infostud website, through which students can book their exams by using their personal access code.