cod. 14250

Academic year 2018/19
5° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Prova finale per settore senza discipline (PROFIN_S)
Per la prova finale
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
0 hours
of face-to-face activities
15 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The final exam involves the preparation and discussion of a thesis consisting of:
collection and critical processing of bibliographic material concerning cultural and professional issues relevant to the master's degree program (compiling thesis) or b) carrying out experimental research activities (experimental thesis) in the Departments of supervisors, or in other University Structures or other universities or external, public or private bodies.


To begin activities related to the thesis work the student must have acquired at least 180 credits.
The procedure for submitting the application for admission to take the degree exam is exclusively online ( The documentation must be delivered to the Organizational Unit Careers and Services to Students of the degree courses of Agro-food and Pharmaceutical address within the term of 30 days from the date of the graduation session. The graduating student must also finish all exams, including the internship 10 days from the date of graduation and deliver the thesis document 7 days from the date of the graduation session

Course unit content

The final exam consists in the elaboration and the discussion of a compilative or experimental thesis carried out in an original way by the student under the guidance of a professor belonging to the Food and Drug Department or to other Departments but with a teaching assignment in one of the study courses hinged in the Food and Drug Department that acts as a supervisor.

Full programme

The experimental activity possibly connected to the thesis can be done, as well as in the Departments of supervisors, in other University Structures or in public or private companies, Italian or foreign, according to rules established by the Department Council in compliance with the Rules of the University. In the case of theses held in other structures/companies mentioned above, the student must apply for authorization to the President of the degree course in Pharmacy and researchers of these structures/companies will act as additional supervisors. To begin activities related to the thesis the student must have acquired at least 180 credits. 15 credits are awarded to the final exam. In the case of choice of experimental thesis, the student devotes 12 CFU for the activities of his choice to the lab activities.


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Teaching methods

The student must contact directly the supervisor and give him the "Entry Form in Thesis" duly completed and signed. At the end of the work of compilative or experimental thesis, the student will have to make available to the Examining Board a copy of the thesis which will be summarized through an oral presentation (about 10 minutes) with the use of computer support

Assessment methods and criteria

The Examining Board after having approved the thesis will proceed with the assignment of the vote on a 110 basis. The final score is composed of a "base" score, resulting from the arithmetic average of the marks obtained in the individual exams expressed increased as follows:
- a maximum of 3 points (compilative thesis) or 6 points (experimental thesis) assigned by the supervisor on the basis of the achievement of the objectives set by the first three Dublin descriptors: knowledge and understanding, ability to apply the acquired knowledge and information during the work of thesis and autonomy of judgment in carrying out the work;
- a maximum of 2 points awarded at the graduate level by the Examining Board on the basis of the ability to discuss and support the theses formulated in the curriculum as well as on the basis of communication skills and clarity shown by the student in presenting the work performed;
- 1 point if the "base" score is equal to or greater than 100/110;
- 1 point if the master's degree is achieved "in progress" (within 5 years, established as the legal duration of the course of study, starting from the year of matriculation);
- 1 point if the student has acquired at least 9 credits in activities carried out abroad
- 1 point if the student has participated in the TECO project (Test on Generalist Competences of Italian undergraduates promoted by ANVUR).
With the unanimous opinion of the Commission, the honors can be awarded only if the "basic" score is equal to or higher than 102/110. The Commission, at its discretion, can attribute the 110/110 evaluation to the final year students with a total score of 109/110. The degree exams are public.

Other information

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