Learning outcomes of the course unit
Upon successful completion of the module of Pharmacy Legislation the student will acquire the knowledge related to the norms regulating the Pharmacy profession.
In particular, the students will have to:
1) know and understand the legislation that regulate the Pharmacy profession and the dispensing of medicinal produts (Knowledge and understanding);
2) apply the knowledge to identify the specificities and to apply the correct procedures to fullfill the most common medical prescriptions (Applying knowledge and understanding);
3) being able to integrate new national and european legislation with the acquired knowledge (Learning skills).
Students are required to take the exam of Pharmaceutical Technology before registering for the exam of Pharmacy Legislation/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
Course contents summary
The module of Pharmacy Legislation is going to give the students an overview of the norms related to the Pharmacy profession and medicines dispensing. The module is divided in three parts:
1) A general introduction to pharmacy legislation including European regulations and directives on medicinal products and pharmacy profession, the Pharmacy guild and the National Healthcare System.
2) A second part dedicated to the administrative classification, procedures for the attribution of new pharmacies, pharmacy ownership, formal and unformal substitution of the pharmacy director.
3) The final part of the module is dedicated to the procedures for obtaining the manufacturing and marketing authorization for medicinal produducts, the classification of medicinal products and their dispensing, norms relative to over the counter products, veterinary medicinal products, herbal products, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and cosmetics.
The second part of the subject is dedicated to the administrative classification of pharmacies, public selection for the allocation of new pharmacies, informal and formal substitution of pharmacy owner, temporary administration, professional ethics of the pharmacist, continuing Medical Education (CME).
The final section of the subject is dealing with required standards for the production and trade of human medicinal products, classification of medicinal products, pharmacopoeias, dispensing of medicinal products subject to prescription to the public, medicinal products not subject to medical prescription, regulations specific for veterinary medicinal products, regulations for medical devices.
Italian Healthcare system
Classification of pharmacies and distribution on the territory
Ethics of the pharmacist
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Standards for the production and trade of medicinal products for human
Classification of medicines
Discipline dispensing the medicines to the public
Medicinal products not subject to medical prescription
Rules for Veterinary Medicinal Products
Rules interesting medical devices, in vitro diagnostic, biocides and sanitary
M. MARCHETTI, P. MINGHETTI: "Legislazione Farmaceutica", Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Nona Ed. (2018)
The module is taught through a series of lectures, integrated with scientific papers, documents and online materials useful for the understanding and enrichment of the subject discussed in class.
All slides are made available online at the Elly website (elly.saf.unipr.it). Slides are a integral part of the studying material.
Students will be constantly reminded the appropriate technical language, exposed to professional case studies, invited to understand the underlying connections between different parts of the course and other subjects and will be stimulated to actively participate to the lectures with interactive discussions.
An attendance at least of 75% of lectures is required, while the frequency of all the laboratory sessions is compulsory.
Assessment methods and criteria
The oral exams consist of three questions for the Pharmacy Legislation module and three for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing module.
For both the modules to students attending the lesson is proposed an evaluation of the semester learning through written test at the end of the teaching of each module. The test consists in multiple choice questionnaire of 30 MCQ. The results obtained constitute the basis for the oral examination in the exam session.