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..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I sem. Oct 2, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
II sem. Mar 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esami Feb 1, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 18, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Lauree Magistrali Jul 19, 2018 Jul 19, 2018
Sessione Autunnale Lauree Magistrali Oct 18, 2018 Oct 18, 2018
Sessione Invernale Lauree Magistrali Mar 21, 2019 Mar 21, 2019
Period From To
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Vacanze estive Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Accordini Simone +39 045 8027657

Belussi Alberto +39 045 802 7980

Bicego Manuele +39 045 802 7072
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Bloisi Domenico Daniele

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Bombieri Nicola +39 045 802 7094

Boscaini Maurizio

Busato Federico

Calanca Andrea +39 045 802 7847

Cicalese Ferdinando +39 045 802 7969

Combi Carlo 045 802 7985

Constantin Gabriela 045-8027102

Daducci Alessandro +39 045 8027025

Delledonne Massimo 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Franco Giuditta +39 045 802 7045

Giugno Rosalba 0458027066

Laudanna Carlo 045-8027689

Liptak Zsuzsanna +39 045 802 7032

Malerba Giovanni 045/8027685

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Marcon Alessandro +39 045 802 7668

Maris Bogdan Mihai +39 045 802 7074

Menegaz Gloria +39 045 802 7024

Perduca Massimiliano +39 045 802 7984

Sala Pietro 0458027850

Salvagno Gian Luca 045 8124308-0456449264

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.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other activities

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

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Teaching code





Carlo Combi


English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:

Biomedical and bioinformatic data management




II sem.

Academic staff

Carlo Combi

Fundamentals of database systems




I sem.

Academic staff

Alberto Belussi

Learning outcomes

This course provides students with the knowledge about the basic concepts of database systems and their application in the modeling and management of biomedical data and information. Students will be able to understand the needs related to the management of biomedical information and will be able to autonomously propose suitable solutions for these complex biomedical domains. Students will be able to interact with different stakeholders, within a multidisciplinary community. He will also be able to acquire and use knowledge about all the future advances both in methodologies and technologies for the management of data and their application in the biomedical domain.
MM: Fundamentals of database systems
This module of the course provides the student with the main theoretical concepts of the relational data model, of object and object-relational data models, and of temporal and spatio-temporal data models. Related query languages will be introduced and some related technical issues will be discussed.
MM: Biomedical and bioinformatic data management
The main aim of this course is introducing the students to manage biomedical and bioinformatics databases. In particular, object-oriented modeling techniques for clinical databases will be considered, together with the management of semistructured data (e.g., XML). Attention will be paid to information retrieval techniques.


MM: Fundamentals of database systems
* The relational data model: relational calculus, functional dependencies, normal forms and decompositions.
* Conceptual data modeling in UML
* Object and object-relational databases: data model and query language of SQL 3, UML for modeling object oriented databases.
* Temporal and Spatio-Temporal databases: basic concepts, data models, query languages (TSQL2, Simple Feature Specification for SQL OGC).
MM: Biomedical and bioinformatics data management
* Electronic Medical Record systems
* Temporal Clinical Databases
* Querying biomedical XML data: XML, DTD, XML Schema, Xpath and Xquery
* Information retrieval techniques (a survey)


Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Biomedical and bioinformatic data management C. Combi, E. Keravnou-Papailiou, Y. Shahar Temporal Information Systems in Medicine (Edizione 1) Springer 2010 978-1-4419-6542-4
Fundamentals of database systems R. Elmasri, S. B. Navathe Fundamentals of Database Systems (Edizione 1) Addison-Wesley 1994 0805317481
Fundamentals of database systems J. D. Ullman Principles of Database and Knowledge-base Systems Computer Science Press  

Examination Methods

The final score of the exam is the average of the scores obtained in the exams related to the modules.
MM: Fundamentals of database systems
The exam for this module consists of a written test of about 2.5 hours containing: (i) some exercises requiring the specification of queries and database design using one of the database models included in the program and (ii) open questions about the theory. During the semester, in a date to be decided with the students, an intermediate test will be proposed on the part of the program regarding: the relational calculus, the functional dependencies and the normalization.
MM: Biomedical and bioinformatics data management
The exam consists of an oral examinations with exercises and questions related to the different parts of the module, with the goal of verifying whether the student is aware of the theoretical content of the module and is able to apply it in real-world contexts.

Teaching materials

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