Course organisation

The organisation is ensured by the governing bodies of the course.

Course President

Prof. Paolo Mora | Tel: 0521.703250
The President convenes and chairs the Course Council and supervises its activities.

Course Council

The tasks of the Course Council are governed by the University Regulations.
The Council consists of the course teaching staff and researchers as well as a student representative.
Student representatives: Insaf Nadif, Luana Scalvini.

Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ)

Prof. Stefano Gandolfi

Prof. Stefano Gandolfi
The RAQ:
works with the course president and the director of the department on planning improvement actions and controls their implementation; monitors the correct performance of teaching activities and support services; informs the course president of any problems concerning the correct performance of teaching activities, which may also be based on any student feedback.
E- MAIL for sending reports, complaints, suggestions and positive feedback to the RAQ:


Director of Professionalising Teaching Activities

Dott.ssa Stefania Piaggi E.
The Director of Professionalising Teaching Activities (DADP) collaborates with the Course President and complies with the resolutions of the Course Council, ensuring the following functions:
coordination of the practical and work placement training activities defined by the degree course regulations, in synergy with the other course units defined by the regulations;
monitoring of the consistency between the theoretical-practical and work placement course units and the professionalising learning objectives of the degree course;
identification of the personnel to be entrusted with the functions of work placement tutors. If the staff member is an employee of a Health Authority, his/her identification is also conducted in agreement with the Director of the Health Authority in question.
Identification, in agreement with the Health Authority's Service Directorate involved, of suitable venues for placement activities:
drafting of the ‘Training Agreement’ to be submitted annually to the Degree Course Council for approval;
reference for students in the procedures for activating placements.

Education Manager (MQD)

Dott.ssa Claudia Simone
The Education Manager ensures the organisation and functionality of educational aspects of the degree course, manages and updates the content of the degree course website.

Review Group (RG)

The RG:
has the task of guiding the course towards the objective of continuous improvement of results. It manages the self-assessment process by periodically monitoring the course data, detecting strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective and improvement actions.

Guidance delegate and tutoring

Prof. Claudio Macaluso
Guidance delegate and tutoring activities support students in their choice of university pathway and throughout their studies.

International Student Mobility Committee

The committee manages student mobility (incoming and outgoing) in relation to all international exchange programmes (Erasmus Plus, Overworld etc.).
Composition of the Committee.

Career Guidance Delegate

Prof. Paolo Mora
The Delegate organises and promotes initiatives aimed at facilitating the entry of undergraduate and graduate students into the world of work.

Contact person for students with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (DSA) or vulnerable groups

Prof. Paolo Mora

The course contact person for vulnerable groups works in close collaboration with the CAI (University Welcome and Inclusion Centre) on the reception, assistance, social integration and rights of people with disabilities, Specific Learning Cifficulties (DSA) and Special Educational Needs (SEN).


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, which is made up of a panel of professors/instructors from the degree courses and representatives from the world of work, ensures constant contact with the world of business and work, in order to assess the progress of the degree courses, to draw up proposals for the definition and design of the course catalogue and learning objectives, and to promote contacts for any placements for students in companies and institutions.

Composition of the Degree Course Steering Committee

Prof. Stefano Gandolfi             
Quality Assurance Manager of the Degree Course (RAQ)

  • Dott.ssa Cristina Varotti          
    President of the Committee of the Register of Orthoptists and Ophthalmology Assistants
    National Treasurer AIOrAO (Italian Association of Orthoptists and Ophthalmic Assistants)
  • Dott.ssa Stefania Piaggi
    Director of Professionalising Didactic Activities (DADP) of the Degree Course
  • Dott.ssa Elisabetta Delfini       
    Academic Tutor of the Degree Course – University of Parma
  • Dott.ssa Paola Mori                
    Year Tutor of the Degree Course – Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Dott. Romano Marchini          
    Head of the Training, Research and Innovation Area of the Nursing and Technical Service - AUSL Parma
  • Dott.ssa Marina Iemmi           
    Director of the Assistance Service Parma University Hospital
  • Dott. Bruno Lorefice                
    President of the Order of Medical Radiology, Technical Health Professions, Rehabilitation and Prevention (TSRM-PSTRP)
  • Dott.ssa Gabriella D’Ascoli      
    Freelance Orthoptist
  • Sig.ra Patrizia Dondi                
    Quality Assurance Office (SQD)


Joint Committee of Teachers and Students - CPDS

Each department establishes a Joint Committee of Teachers and Students (CPDS) consisting of lecturers and students from the courses of study pertaining to the department.

The CPDS is a permanent observatory on teaching activities.