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University of Ferrara


Faculty of Pharmacy






Useful Addresses:


Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Ferrara

Via Fossato di Mortara 17/19
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44100 Ferrara (FE)

Tel: +39 0532 293003

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-
mail: sta@unife.it


Department office

+39 0532
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291265

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mail: farmlin
e@unife.it

web site: www.unife.it/facolta/farmacia


















Professional Health Specialization: Degree course in
Pharmacy according to European standards


Duration and enrolment:

5 years, limited number.


What is studied and why:


The degree in Ph
armacy prepares experts in the design and
distribution of medicinal drugs to work in both the production
sector and in public and private pharmacies. Motivational
prerequisites are an interest in health and, in particular, in
drugs as an instrument to achi
eve individual and social
wellness. The course is geared toward those who have a
desire to delve into the chemical and biological aspects of the
drug. As health professionals, the future pharmacists must
wish to act as scientific
-
cultural liaisons between
the patient
and physician and they must have a strong penchant for
social
-
health questions.

One of the particular features of the Department of Pharmacy
is its informal training and collaboration and this is enhanced
by the openness of the professors and
the good logistical
arrangement of classrooms and laboratories. The student is
followed throughout all educational and professional aspects,
ensuring rigorous scientific preparation, rapid learning of the
chemical, pharmacological and technological aspects

of the
drugs, together with an engrossing university life style. In
particular, the degree course stands out for the attention paid
to the acquisition of the scientific
-
professional competencies
needed to work in pharmacies, in the field of health care
in
formation and education and the close relationship between
the worlds of production and distribution.


Future outlets:

1. Pharmacists; 2. Drug promoters; 3. Drug
preparers; 4. Experts specialized in drug design, production
processes and distribution; 5. D
rug researchers.


To work as:

free
-
lance professionals or employees. 2004
data: each year 73% of the graduates find work within a year.

Professional Health Specialization: Degree course in
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology according
to European sta
ndards


Duration and enrolment:

5 years, limited number.


What is studied and why:


The Degree course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and
Technology (CTF) provides the scientific
-
professional
preparation and the multi
-
disciplinary competencies the
graduate n
eeds to design, produce and control drugs and
medicinal preparations, dietetic products and cosmetics.

The individual requirements are based on an inclination to
melt chemical and biological knowledge in the study of drugs.
In particular, one must be well
motivated with an aptitude
toward team work in a chemical and biological laboratory
using high
-
tech instruments for experimentation and
production. The propensity toward experimental scientific logic
is deemed a pre
-
requisite.

The degree course is centere
d on multi
-
disciplinary
preparation in scientific research for academic and industrial
fields. To this purpose, while preparing their experimental
degree thesis, the students can tap numerous contacts with
the pharmaceutical industry in the fields of desig
n, production
and control of drugs and medicines. The professional aspect is
also guaranteed by the significant patent
-
related activities the
students are involved in.


Future outlets:

1. Experts specialized in drug design and
production processes; 2. Drug

researchers; 3. Drug preparers;
4. Pharmacists; 5. Drug promoters.


To work as:

free
-
lance professionals or employees. 2004
data: each year 74% of the graduates find work within a year.


Degree course in Biotechnology: pharmaceutical
curriculum
-

level

I


Duration and enrolment:

3 years, limited number.


What is studied and why:


The graduate with a degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
will be able to take on professional roles in pharmaceutical
biotechnology, in particular, for the pharmaceutical in
dustry.
The study of these fields will give the graduate the skills
necessary for tangible work in the pharmaceuticals industry
and in science and analysis laboratories. The Pharmaceutical
Biotechnology graduate will be well versed in the regulation
and ec
onomies inherent to the marketing of biotechnological
products as well as in the social and ethical problems related
to the application of pharmaceutical biotechnologies.

The graduate will be able to design bioactive molecules to be
obtained through biote
chnological processes and to analyze
their chemical and pharmacological properties. Informal
training and collaboration is a particular feature of the Degree
Course and this is enhanced by the openness of the professors
and the good logistical arrangement
of classrooms and
laboratories. The student is followed throughout all
educational and professional aspects, ensuring rigorous
scientific preparation together with an engrossing university
life style.


Future outlets:

1. Experts in the production and anal
ysis of
biotechnological drug processes; 2.

Quality control analysts for
biotechnological drugs; 3. Biotechnological experts in the
transformation of pharmaceutical molecules.


To work as:

free
-
lance professionals or employees. The
forecast for insertion
on the labor market is fully supported
nationally since production in these industries is currently on
the rise.


Degree course in Biotechnology: pharmaceutical
curriculum
-

level II


Duration and enrolment:

2 years, limited number.


Specialistic degre
e in Medical
-
Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies.
The aim of the course is to train high quality operators well
-
versed in the conception, development and industrialization of
biotechnological drugs to cover two production process areas:
chemical
-
biocatalytic
-
en
zymatic production
and

genomic
-
pharmacogenomic
-
cellular production. The focus of the
Degree Program hinges on the aspects involved in the
development and industrialization of drug formulas.

Degree course in the Science and Technology of herbal,
dietetic
and cosmetic products


Duration and enrolment:

3 years, unlimited number.


What is studied and why:


The degree course integrates professional knowledge on the
production of health and beauty products. There is great
demand in this specific field for ex
pert operators to select raw
materials, and to formulate, prepare, distribute and promote
herbal, dietetic and cosmetic products.

The degree fills a professional void which was only partially
satisfied by the previous diplomas in herbalist science. It tra
ins
university
-
educated experts with integrated professionalism
aimed principally at the final aspects of the production supply
chain: distribution and promotion of these consumer goods.
The informal training is enhanced by the openness of the
professors a
nd the good logistical arrangement of classrooms
and laboratories as well as the opportunity to learn first
-
hand
through extra
-
university training cycles directly in production
facilities. The student is followed throughout all educational
and professional

aspects, ensuring rigorous scientific
preparation in the science of herbal, dietetic and cosmetic
products, together with rapid learning of the chemical,
pharmacological and technological aspects.


Future outlets:

1. Professionals expert in herbal product
s; 2.
Professionals expert in dietetic products; 3. Professionals
expert in cosmetic products.


To work as:

free
-
lance professionals or employees. The
forecast for insertion on the labor market indicates the
possibility of opening of commercial enterprises

and working in
production companies, transformation industries, distribution
and promotion companies, and commercial enterprises
specialized in the distribution of specific niche products as well
as the large
-
scale mass distribution channels.

Additional

training and professional courses offered by
the Department of Pharmacy


For the 2005
-
06 academic year, the offering of the
Department of Pharmacy has been expanded with parallel,
training and continuing education courses and master
programs:


1.

Trainin
g course “University school for esthetics technicians”.
The course provides university
-
level training for professionals
qualified to work at the peak levels in the field of corporeal
beauty and the treatments necessary to maintain and improve
it.


2
. Leve
l II,

2
-
year Master Program in “The science and
technology of cosmetics”. The Master Program trains
specialists in the science and technology of cosmetics,
embracing all knowledge on cosmetology, from formulation to
control, to corporate management and the

creation of
cosmetic “dossiers”.


3.
Level II
, 2
-
year Master Program in Radiopharmaceuticals.
The aim of the Master Program is to provide the fundamental
theoretical
-
practical knowledge needed to train specialists in
the science and technology of the rad
iopharmaceuticals used
by Nuclear Medicine for diagnostics and therapy.


4.
Level II,

2
-
year Master Program in “The science and
technology of salutistic and dermofunctional products”.

The aim of the Master Program is to provide the fundamental
theoretica
l
-
practical knowledge needed to train specialists in
the science and technology of salutistic and dermofunctional
products.