Health Professions of Technical Sciences (diagnostic)

Attrezzature mediche
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The master’s degree programme in Health Professions of Technical Sciences (Diagnostic) is designed to provide graduates with the necessary training to:

  • assimilate the fundamental preclinical and clinical principles required to train healthcare personnel engaged in instrumental and non-instrumental diagnostic procedures;
  • make use, within healthcare facilities, of the basic principles of biomedical science in relation to their specific professional role in order to make decisions concerning the organisation and   management of services provided by expert healthcare professionals in the medical field;
  • possess a comprehensive understanding of the operational methods adopted by healthcare staff, including social and moral ethics;
  • oversee the design and creation of scientific data processing systems, as well as their management and use in various contexts;
  • employ the necessary health economics and business organisation competences to organise healthcare services and manage human and technological resources, also taking into account the cost/benefit ratio;
  • carefully evaluate specific sectors of the healthcare profession;
  • make use of research methodologies and tools for the organisation of healthcare services;
  • plan and improve upon all processes directed at increasing resources (human, technological, educational, and financial) available within healthcare facilities;
  • plan and implement refresher and continuing training courses in connection with the relevant healthcare facilities;
  • improve upon teaching competences within their specific professional role through tutorials and the coordination of internships directed at providing basic, further and continuing training;
  • provide training in relation to legal matters in compliance with the regulative, administrative and jurisdictional control of the European Union authorities, so as to facilitate integration with foreign states and the related provisions.

Graduates in Health Professions of Technical Sciences (Diagnostic) possess the scientific knowledge, ethical values and professional skills required to enter professional roles in the field of diagnostics, having also carried out extensive study in the discipline and specific research. Upon completion of the course, they possess the advanced preventive, diagnostic and educational competences required to meet the primary health problems of children, adults and the elderly and to ensure the provision of high-quality services.

On the strength of their training, graduates are equipped, in the context of staff planning and management in the healthcare sphere, to deal with the requirements of the community, the development of new work organisation methods and innovations in technology and computing, forms of remote care and distance learning, the planning and organisation of training initiatives, and the homogenisation of operating standards with those prescribed by the European Union. Thanks also to the acquisition of sufficient professional experience, graduates develop an integrated approach to organisational and managerial issues in the healthcare professions. This is underpinned by an excellent command of the techniques and procedures of healthcare management, both within and outside of their own sphere of competence. Thanks to their methodological training, they are also qualified to assist with training and research processes relating specifically to the above-mentioned fields.

Graduates can find employment opportunities in working areas like these:

  • health management in health facilities;
  • university teaching;
  • research at public or private institutions.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrollment with admission test.

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Contacts and exchanges with foreign educational and health institutions are presently under development, with the aim to provide students with a reasonably broad range of international mobility programs. Based on the peculiarities of the training curriculum and the specific needs of the students, who predominantly work as health professionals in public and private institutions, the mobility programs will include training activities within the organizational and research domains.

Course, stage and workwhop attendance: mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Practical training 22 550 Italian MED/46 MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Interdisciplinary professional course 1 10 80 Italian MED/05 MED/08 MED/36 MED/37 MED/50 VET/06
- Applied medical techniques3
- Clinical pathology2
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy2
- Neuroradiology1
- Parasitology and animal parasitic diseases1
- Pathology1
Psychology applied to social relations, communication and group dynamics 8 64 Italian M-DEA/01 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/06 SPS/07
- Demology, ethnology and anthropology2
- General psychology2
- General sociology2
- Work and Organizational Psychology2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Medical law, ethical and professional-legal liability 5 40 Italian IUS/07 IUS/13 MED/43
- Forensic medicine1
- International law2
- Labour law2
Principles and instruments of business economics applied to the healthcare sector 5 40 Italian SECS-P/07
Statistics, epidemiology and history of the healthcare services 7 56 Italian MED/01 MED/02 MED/42
- Hygiene and public health2
- Medical history2
- Medical statistics3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Practical training 8 200 Italian MED/46 MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Educational project planning and management 4 32 Italian M-PED/01
Planning, organisation, and monitoring in healthcare organisations 6 48 Italian SECS-P/10
Research methodology 10 80 Italian BIO/11 ING-INF/05 M-FIL/03 MED/04 SECS-S/02
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology2
- Information processing systems2
- Molecular biology2
- Moral philosophy2
- Statistics for experimental and technological research2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Interdisciplinary professional course 2 9 72 Italian MED/26 MED/31 MED/32 MED/46 MED/48 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Audiology1
- Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques2
- Neurology1
- Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences2
- Otorhinolaryngology1
Professional management 6 48 Italian M-PSI/06 MED/44 SPS/09
- Economic sociology and sociology of work and organisations2
- Occupational medicine2
- Work and Organizational Psychology2
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Other activities (laboratories) 5 40 Italian
Si consiglia vivamente di seguire la sequenza di esami prevista nei singoli semestri del piano di studi.
Location
Milano
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: