Course organisation

The duration of the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery is six years; according to the regulations in force, the teaching of the Degree Course is normally organised for each year in two coordinated cycles of less than one year's duration: the cycles, conventionally referred to as semesters, begin in October and March, respectively, and have a total duration of at least 28 weeks. To obtain the degree, the student must have acquired 300 ECTS credits; in addition, specific professional skills in the fields of internal medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, laboratory medicine, skin and venereal diseases and medical-surgical specialities must be achieved by carrying out professional training activities lasting no less than 60 ECTS credits.
Classrooms, laboratories and services This complex organisation of teaching requires not only a great deal of commitment and availability on the part of the teaching staff and researchers of the degree course, but also a considerable deployment of classrooms, facilities and services that the Department of Medicine and Surgery is equipped with, or has planned to develop and expand.
A teaching facility is located at the 'Aule Nuove' in Via Gramsci, 14, and other classrooms, laboratories, outpatient clinics and ward activities are located at the University Hospital, so that each year of the course has the necessary service spaces.
The Bio-tech Complex in Via Volturno, 39, houses the Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics and Morphology laboratories.
There are also tutoring rooms (small group teaching) and ample space for individual study.
Internship: this is a compulsory tutorial activity that involves the student in carrying out practical activities with a large degree of autonomy, simulating the activity carried out at a professional level.
At each stage of the internship, the student is required to work under the direct supervision of a professor/instructor-tutor. The clinical competence acquired through professional training activities is subject to assessment, in a manner determined by the Degree Council, and is expressed in a mark out of 30.
The Degree Council may identify non-university care facilities at which the internship may be conducted, in part or in full, after evaluation and accreditation of their teaching suitability.
Final examination: it consists of the discussion of a thesis/dissertation prepared by the candidate. 

Department of Medicine and Surgery website: University Academic advising/guidance

Service website:

For information and assistance with enrolment: Student Registry Office via Volturno, 39, 43125 PARMA - 0521 903700 e-mail:

For advising/guidance activities:

- Prof. Marcello Giuseppe MAGGIO (Course President) 0521 903114

- Prof. Mara BONELLI (Deputy course President) 0521 033766

- Prof. Stefano GUIZZARDI 0521 903917

- Prof. Aderville CABASSI 0521 033191

Degree Council

The tasks of the Degree Council are governed by the University Teaching Regulations.
The Council consists of the course professors/instructors and researchers and student representatives.

Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ)

Prof. Paolo Del Rio

The Quality Assurance Manager:

  • collaborates with the Course President and the Department Director in the planning of improvement actions and monitors their implementation;
  • monitors the correct performance of teaching activities and support services; i
  • Informs the Course President of any problem concerning the correct performance of teaching activities, also on the basis of students' reports.

> Form for sending reports, complaints, suggestions, appreciations to the Quality Assurance Manager

Education Manager (MQD)

[Giovanna Caselli] 

The Education Manager ensures the organisation and functionality of the teaching methodologies of the degree course and manages and updates the content of the degree course website.

Review Group (RG)

The Review Group:

  • has the task of guiding the course towards the objective of continuous improvement.
  • 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. [Stefano Guizzardi], Prof. Aderville Cabassi

Guidance and tutoring activities support students in their choice of university pathway and throughout their studies.

Career guidance delegates

Prof. Aderville Cabassi

Prof. Stefano Guizzardi

The Delegates organise and promote initiatives aimed at facilitating the entry of graduating and graduate students into the world of work.

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

Prof.[ssa] [Nome Cognome]
 The course contact person for the vulnerable groups works in close cooperation with CAI (University Welcome and Inclusion CentrE) in the field of reception, care, social integration and rights of people with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties, Special Educational Needs.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, which is composed of a representation of pharmaceutical course professors/instructors and representatives from the world of work, ensures constant liaison with the world of business and the world of work, in order to assess the progress of the degree courses, to draw up proposals for the definition and design of the training offer and learning objectives, and to promote contacts for possible student training internships in companies and institutions.

Composition of the Steering Committee