Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

For the year 2022/2023 No calendar yet available

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Artegiani Elisa

Assfalg Michael +39 045 802 7949

Bertoldi Mariarita 0458027671

Busti Fabiana +39 045 812 6633

Cazzoletti Lucia 045 8027656

Fiammengo Roberto 0458027038

Mazzali Gloria +39 045 807 3577

Nardon Chiara

Piccinelli Fabio +39 045 802 7097

Pietrobelli Angelo +39 045 812 7125

Pogliaghi Silvia 045 8425128

Romeo Alessandro +39 045 802 7974-7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Verlato Giuseppe 045 8027628

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

AGR/15 ,CHIM/08
1 module among the following
MED/12 ,MED/13 ,MED/14
1 module among the following
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code




Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


Learning objectives

The course will focus on the properties of substances to exert biological responses capable of inducing a therapeutic effect and/or maintaining the state of health. Based on this definition, in addition to the traditional concept of drug and pharmacological effect, the course will also refer to those substances contained in foods that can exert healing and/or health maintenance effects directly or by virtue of a co-adjuvant association with the pharmacological treatment.
The teaching objective is that student acquires, through analysis of mechanisms of action of those substances with therapeutic or adjuvant actions, the aptitude to consider such substances as a tool capable of modulating specific molecular and cellular functions. These actions, directly or indirectly through the activation of compensatory responses, could in fact exert therapeutic effects and/or change patient's state of health.
The student will therefore be encouraged to make use of his knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, and pathology in order to understand how molecular and cellular mechanism of action of nutritional substances determines both desired effects and potential adverse and toxic effects.
The student will also be led to understand how the extent and quality of these effects, both desired and unwanted, are a function of the pharmacokinetic profile, and how dosage regimen must be adjusted based on the characteristics and functionality of the substance, organ conditions, concomitant drugs and nutrients, environmental and extrinsic factors that coul affect the final effect and the benefit/risk balance.
The educational objectives of the course therefore aim to make the student to acquire, in an integrated vision, the knowledge relating to the characteristics (mechanisms of action, kinetics, adverse reactions, therapeutic applications) of the different pharmacological actions of drugs, supplements, and nutraceutical substances. synthetic and natural.

Examination methods

The oral examination will consist of a series of questions regarding the main parts of the program. Some clinical cases will be briefly discussed to ascertain student's reasoning abilities.
The student must demonstrate learning of the topics covered in class, and the ability to discuss them in a formal manner. The oral exam lasts about 30 minutes.

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details.

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