Professional internship for degree courses in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
The internship of professional practice is a period of professional training that the student in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology has to carry out in a community and/or a hospital Pharmacy, under the supervision of a Pharmacist with the functions of professional tutor and of an academic tutor.
It is a curricular training activity and implies the acquisition of credits (30 CFUs) according with 85/432/CEE, 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). 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).
The internship of professional practice is aimed at completing university education, integrating it with the most directly professional and current part of the activity in Pharmacy. The internship consists in the participation of the student in the activities of the host pharmacy in relation to the aims of the internship itself, following an address defined at national level by the Federation of Orders (F.O.F.I) and reported in the booklet provided by the Career Management Service of the Degree Course of Pharmacy prior to starting the internship. The booklet must be filled out daily with the description of the activity carried out and signed by the Pharmacy Professional Tutor.
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 (Degree in Pharmacy)
- Pharmaceutical Technology/Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory, Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Chemistry I, Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy and obtained the certificate of attendance of the Pharmaceutical Legislation/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology)
The internship for professional practice is indispensable for the Degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology and for the purpose of attending a Qualifying Status Exam for the Pharmacist profession.
The traineeship must be oriented to provide and/or to integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for a correct professional experience with regard to the following topics:
- National Health System organization, national and regional legislation;
- Professional Order and deontological code;
- Technical-administrative management of the Pharmacy, related to the organization and performance of the pharmaceutical service, based on current legislation, national and regional;
- furniture and organization of the pharmacy and the galenic laboratory;
- pharmaceutical services, with particular regard to those carried out within the National Health Service;
- purchase, storage and dispensation of medicines, with particular regard to the narcotics; alienation of medicines and raw materials that have become unsellable;
- preparation of medicines in Pharmacy and good preparation practices;
- stability and storage of drugs; expired and withdrawal medicinal products;
- Pharmacy as a service center; relationship and correct communication with the public; CUP;
- first-instance analytical services falling within the scope of patient self-control;
- use of instrumental devices for second-level services available in Pharmacy;
- information and health education of the population, aimed at the correct use of medicines and prevention;
- self-medication, medicines without prescription obligation, ethical and equivalent medicines;
- phytotherapy, nutritional products, cosmetics, homeopathy;
- fulfillments related to the "pharmaceutical care";
- interaction between drugs and drugs and food;
- use of information sources available in the Pharmacy or accessible at centralized facilities;
- mandatory texts and registers;
- HACCP self-control system (Legislative Decree No. 155/97);
- entrepreneurial management of the Pharmacy and fulfillments related to the fiscal discipline;
- use of electronic systems and telematic platforms to support the collection and storage of professional and business data;
- any current professional topics;
- new services provided by the pharmacies within the National Health Service (Legislative Decree No. 153/2009);
- all the activities and operations that fall within the field of the pharmacist profession.
It is not allowed to involve the trainee in tasks that go beyond these purposes, as well as allowing him/her to act in conditions of total autonomy.
Based on the art. 14 of the Law 30/4/1962 n. 283 and of the art. 37 of the D.P.R. 26/3/1980 n. 327 it is not possible to delegate to the trainee tasks that involve direct or indirect contact with food substances, if not in possession of a health card.