Learning outcomes of the course unit
The internship, in conjunction with the training course in Pharmacy,
contributes to the achievement of the learning outcomes of the
pharmacist's professional practice according to the Dublin Indicators.
Specifically, it pursues the following objectives:
1. Knowledge and understanding: to possess knowledge about proper
professional practice in its various declinations.
2. Applied knowledge and understanding: to know how to articulate
disciplinary content and professional duties based on the needs of
patients in the management of drug dispensing procedures.
3. Making judgements: to think critically about actions and
determinations and to compare own opinion to the criticism of
4. Communication skills: to have meaningful relational skills with patients
(counseling) and the medical class.
5. Learning Skills: to enhance cross-cultural knowledge in the daily
practice of the profession and in the framework of organized professional
To be admitted to the internship, the student must have acquired at least
150 CFU, passing the examinations of Pharmaceutical Technology/
Laboratory of Galenic Preparations, Pharmaceutical and Toxicological
Chemistry I, Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy and obtained the
certificate of attendance of the Pharmaceutical Legislation and Role of
Pharmacy in health welfare.
Course contents summary
The internship of professional practice is a period of professional training
activity that takes place in a pharmacy open to the public or in a hospital
that has adhered to the relevant convention, with the assistance and
supervision of a pharmacist enrolled in the professional register and the
presence of an academic tutor.
The internship of professional practice is intended to complete university
education, integrating it with the most directly professional and current
part of Pharmacy activity.
Professional practice training is a curricular training activity and implies
the acquisition of credits (30 CFUs) according with 85/432/CEE.
The internship for professional practice is indispensable for the Degree in
Pharmacy and for the purpose of attending a Qualifying Status Exam for
the Pharmacist profession.
Training in Pharmacy
Assessment methods and criteria
The student prior to starting the internship is required to withdraw from
the Career Management Service of the Degree Course of Pharmacy the
frequency book, which must be filled out daily with the description of the
activity carried out and signed. The booklet must be countersigned daily
by the Pharmacy Professional Tutor. Upon completion of the internship
period, the professional tutor reports on the booklet the overall
assessment of the student's activity.
The student must also collect two questionnaires on the internship: one
to be filled in and returned to the student secretary at the end of
internship, the other one to be delivered to the pharmacist tutor for
For the CEE validity of the title, the internship of the Course in Pharmacy
is coordinated under the EU Directive (Directive 85/432) so that a
practical professional training should be performed as a full-time activity,
for a period of at least six months (15 CFU from the fourth year and 15
credits from the fifth year), at a community pharmacy or hospital
pharmacy. In accordance to statements of Ministry of Education (prot. No.
570 of 11/03/2011), a CFU is quantified in 30 hours of training activities.
One part of the internship, corresponding to the maximum of 15 credits,
can be carried out abroad, as part of exchange programs with other
foreigner Universities (Socrates / Erasmus program).