The current single-cycle Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (Ministerial Decree 270/04) has been in force since the beginning of the current academic year (2018/2019, code 29892). This Degree Programme is different from the previous one, which was activated in the 2012/2013 academic year (code 25993), with the previous regulations being withdrawn (DM 270/04, established in the 2009/2010 academic year under code 14443, and ex DM 509/99, established in 2005/2006). The current system maintains compliance with the European directives (Directives 2005/36 / EC and 85/432 / EEC) regarding regulations in the pharmaceutical sector.
The Master’s Degree Program in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (PCT) provides the specific knowledge and skills concerning the design, development and control of drugs and of medicinal products in accordance with the regulations codified by the pharmacopoeias. Through these skills, PCT graduates can work in the chemical-pharmaceutical, cosmetics and dietary industries, in laboratories responsible for the control of medicines and health products, in pharmacovigilance bodies, in clinical monitoring and the registration of drugs and medico-surgical devices, in pharmacies in Italy after obtaining their professional licence (legitimized in accordance with Directive 85/432 EEC to work as a Pharmacist), in the local Pharmaceutical Services of the National Health Service.
The ECTS credit is the unit adopted to measure the work required by students in order to complete each training activity contained in the Degree Programme. Each ECTS credit corresponds to a 25-hour commitment for students, of which generally 8 hours of lectures, or 12 hours of theoretical-practical teaching, or 20 hours of assisted study within the teaching structure. Each professional ECTS credit corresponds to 25 hours of work per student. The Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology foresees basic educational activities, together with similar and supplementary training activities and courses that can be chosen by the student. The overall total of 300 ECTS credits is distributed as follows:
- Classroom lessons (including numerical and/or laboratory exercises) amounting to 228 credits
- Foreign language totalling 4 credits
– courses chosen by students 8 credits
- Professional internship 30 credits
- Final exam 30 credits.