Thesis/Final examination

The aim of the Final Examination is to assess the achievement of the competences expected of an graduating student as expressed by the Dublin Descriptors and the RAD framework of each degree course. In accordance with the Bologna Process and the subsequent harmonisation documents for European educational pathways, the following areas are assessed in the final examination:
Applying knowledge and understanding Making judgements
Communication skills
Learning skills, which correspond to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Dublin descriptors respectively
The Final Examination of degree courses has the value of a state exam qualifying for professional practice.

Characteristics of the final examination

There is a single Final Examination consisting of two different assessment stages: the Practical Examination, in which students must demonstrate the degree of knowledge and theoretical-practical competence required by their professional profile
the drafting of a thesis, related to the specific professional field, and its presentation and discussion.
The two different parts of the final examination must be assessed equally, both contributing to the determination of the final examination grade. In the event of an inadequate evaluation of the practical test, the examination is interrupted and considered failed, and must therefore be repeated in its entirety at a subsequent sitting.
The thesis is normally written in Italian, but may be written in any EU language, preferably English, with the abstract in Italian attached and with the title in both Italian and the foreign language. If the thesis is written in a foreign language other than English, an Italian or English translation of the full text must also be attached. The Thesis must always include an abstract. The title page of the thesis must be completed according to the template provided by the University.

Admission to the Oral Test

In order to be admitted to the final examination of the degree course, students must:
have regularly attended teaching activities and obtained all the ECTS credits relating to the passing of the course unit exams and placement examinations on the curriculum;
be up-to-date with the payment of fees, university contributions and ancillary expenses;
be enrolled on the final examination.
The aim of the Final Examination is to assess the achievement of the competences expected of a graduating student as per the learning objectives of the degree course. Therefore, the final qualification is awarded to students who are able to: apply their knowledge by demonstrating a professional approach and appropriate skills to solve problems in their field of study;
make decisions to effectively solve complex problems/situations in their field of study;
collect and interpret data to make autonomous professional judgements, including on social, scientific or ethical issues;
engage in effective communication on clinical, social, scientific or ethical issues relevant to their profile;
learn independently.