The course in brief

THE COURSE, a single cycle, is structured in English, and has a duration of 5 years, for a total of 300 credits that the student must acquire to achieve the degree. Selection is based on High School diploma final grade, proficiency in the English language (both written and oral), scientific background acquired during High School related to the field(s) of interest of this degree (written examination or multiple chose questionnaire. The course has been properly designed to interpret to the needs of the young generation of Pharmacists to learn how to cope with rapidly growing body of date in advanced Pharmacology, Biotechnologies, with the many questions raised by patients on clinical pathologies, medical diagnostics, cosmetics, food supplements, medical devices, mechanism of action of new medicinal products, drug interactions safety concerns, interactive pharmacovigilance. On the other hand, many young pharmacists are more interested in getting frontline training in pharmaceutical legislation, data protection, patents, and assessment of clinical trials, quality and safety data when they plane to work in National Regulatory Agencies. The collaboration with Nottingham University will offer a unique opportunity for mobility, joint research projects, integration of students with different cultures, rapidly find a job only in Pharmacies but also at University, Research Center, in multinational pharmaceutical or related company as well as at the European or National Medicine Agencies. The programmed limited number of students (100 per year) will allow a better interaction among students and professor and among themselves; in addition, tutors can spend more time with students and offer them a continuous guidance. A collaboration with some drug and cosmetics Companies where students can spend sometimes in laboratories will increase their capacity to prepare by themselves different pharmaceutical preparations as well as to really understand the manufacturing and quality aspects of biotech medicinal products. The traditional European course of Pharmacy will be enriched, in the Tor Vergata didactic plan, with a series of new exams which will be of fundamental importance for the professional life of newly qualified people. Finally, the course will be integrated starting from the first year with a series of outstanding lectures given by highly qualified scientists in the field of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Genetics and Pharmacogenomics, Nanotechnologies, Stem cell and Gene-Therapy, etc.