Medicine and Surgery - Policlinico Hospital Location

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Single-cycle master
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-41 - Medicine and surgery
Single-cycle master
360
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
6
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The degree programme is designed to provide graduates with both a solid, up-to-date scientific understanding of medicine, and a deep appreciation of the human and social complexities associated with health and disease.

Graduates must therefore possess both a sound scientific grounding, and the requisite theoretic, practical and social preparation to practice medicine.

Students will be encouraged to dedicate constant attention to the human aspects of health and disease and to develop the capacity to confront medical problems using a scientific approach and methodology, which they will also build upon through their participation in research projects. Students will also be equipped to analyse data critically and autonomously, verifying their scientific basis while always taking health costs into consideration.

Medicine and Surgery graduates can enter medical and surgery occupations in the various professional clinical, healthcare and bio-medical positions and sectors.

The Medicine and Surgery degree programme provides an entry point to the State Examination required to qualify to practice as a surgeon-physician, upon successful completion of which it is then possible to register with the relevant professional body.

The Medicine and Surgery degree qualification is also a prerequisite for entering Specialisation Schools in the medical sphere and the Regional School of General Medicine.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 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.

The duration of these courses depends on the placement obtained in the initial test. The achievement of level B2 language proficiency is a prerequisite for the preparation course in medical and scientific English, required by the degree programme.

The University of Milan has embraced internationalization since the start of the Erasmus Project, in 1987, with the aim of increasing our students' scientific and relational skills within different cultures and educational systems.

Mobility opportunities are addressed to 3rd to 6th year students of the Degree Programme in Medicine, and consist of 3, 6, 9 or 12 month periods abroad at numerous and prestigious universities, supported by a grant. The most popular destinations are Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, the Nordic countries, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Hungary and Romania.

The Erasmus+ programme includes courses, professional training, exams, laboratory activities and research. All the proposed activities (agreed with the foreign university through a learning agreement) are compatible with the study plan envisaged by the Degree Programme. You can ask the Erasmus desk (Course Administration) for guidance in choosing courses and scientific activities that correspond to our Degree Programme and allow you to earn the required credits.

The Erasmus Placement programme allows you to participate in scientific collaborations in international research projects through internships and laboratory activities.
Bilateral agreements with non-European universities (North and South America) provide exchange opportunities through the Clerkship project launched by the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Procedures are different compared to Erasmus programmes.

The credits obtained from European universities will be converted through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and grades will be stated out of 30 by means of a conversion table common to all Medicine Degree Programmes. Your will earn 20 ECTS (CFU) for a 3-month period abroad, 30 ECTS for 6 months and 60 ECTS for 9-12 months.

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human Anatomy 18 228 Italian BIO/16
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
An Introduction to Medicine 4 48 Italian MED/01 MED/02 MED/42 MED/43
- Forensic medicine1
- Hygiene and public health1
- Medical history1
- Medical statistics1
Applied Physics 6 80 Italian FIS/07
Chemistry and introductory biochemistry 7 88 Italian BIO/10
Histology 7 88 Italian BIO/17
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biology and genetics 6 72 Italian BIO/11 BIO/13
- Experimental biology2
- Molecular biology4
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human Physiology 18 224 Italian BIO/09
Medical and Surgical Emergency - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/41
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 12 144 Italian BIO/10
Biology and genetics 6 72 Italian BIO/13 MED/03
- Experimental biology4
- Medical genetics2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General Pathology and Physiopathology 4 48 Italian MED/04
Immunology and Immunopathology 6 72 Italian MED/04
Medical English 3 36 Italian L-LIN/12
Microbiology 6 76 Italian MED/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Psychology, Healt and Medicine 8 104 Italian M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08 MED/02 MED/18
- Clinical psychology3
- General psychology3
- General surgery1
- Medical history1
Systems and Diseases I 18 228 Italian MED/08 MED/09 MED/10 MED/11 MED/14 MED/18 MED/24
- Cardiovascular diseases5
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
- Nephrology4
- Pathology2
- Respiratory diseases4
- Urology1
Systems and Diseases I - Clinical skills 6 150 Italian MED/09 MED/10 MED/11 MED/14 MED/18
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine2
- Nephrology1
- Respiratory diseases1
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Pathology - Clinical Chemistry 4 48 Italian BIO/12 MED/05 MED/07
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology2
- Clinical pathology1
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology1
Clinical Pathology - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian BIO/12
General Pathology and Physiopathology 7 84 Italian MED/04
Statistics for Evidence Based Medicine 6 76 Italian MED/01
Statistics for Evidence Based Medicine - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Head and Neck 3 40 Italian MED/31 MED/32
- Audiology1
- Otorhinolaryngology2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy 1 12 Italian MED/36
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Pharmacology 10 120 Italian BIO/14
Systems and Diseases II 21 264 Italian MED/03 MED/08 MED/09 MED/12 MED/13 MED/15 MED/16 MED/18
- Blood diseases4
- Endocrinology4
- Gastroenterology4
- General surgery1
- Internal Medicine1
- Medical genetics2
- Pathology2
- Rheumatology3
Systems and Diseases II - Clinical skills 7 175 Italian MED/09 MED/12 MED/13 MED/15 MED/16 MED/18
- Blood diseases1
- Endocrinology1
- Gastroenterology1
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine2
- Rheumatology1
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Head and Neck 4 52 Italian MED/28 MED/29 MED/30
- Eye diseases2
- Maxillofacial surgery1
- Oral diseases and dentistry1
Head and Neck - Clinical skills 2 50 Italian MED/30 MED/31
- Eye diseases1
- Otorhinolaryngology1
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy 4 48 Italian MED/36
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy - Clinical Skills 2 50 Italian MED/36
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Infectious Diseases 5 64 Italian MED/17
Infectious Diseases - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/17
Occupational Medicine 5 60 Italian MED/44
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomic Pathology 6 76 Italian MED/08
Internal Medicine 8 96 Italian MED/01 MED/06 MED/09
- Internal medicine5
- Medical oncology2
- Medical statistics1
Internal Medicine - Clinical skills 6 150 Italian MED/09 MED/10 MED/11
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Internal Medicine3
- Internal Medicine "Palliative care"1
- Respiratory diseases1
Preventive and Public Health Medicine 7 84 Italian MED/42 SECS-P/06
- Applied economics1
- Public health6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology 5 64 Italian M-PSI/08 MED/25
- Clinical psychology1
- Psychiatry4
Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/25
Neurology 7 84 Italian MED/26 MED/27 MED/34
- Neurology5
- Neurosurgery1
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Neurology - Clinical skills 2 50 Italian MED/26
Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery 5 60 Italian MED/33 MED/34
- Musculoskeletal system diseases4
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/33
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical training - Medicine 5 125 Italian
Clinical training - Surgery 5 125 Italian
Dermatology 3 36 Italian MED/35
Dermatology - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/35
General Surgery 6 76 Italian MED/18 MED/24
- General surgery5
- Urology1
General Surgery - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/18 MED/24
- General surgery2
- Urology1
Obstetrics and Gynecology 5 60 Italian MED/40
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/40
be activated by the A.Y. 2025/2026
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical training - Internal Medicine 5 125 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General Surgery 3 40 Italian MED/18 MED/21
- General surgery2
- Thoracic surgery1
General Surgery - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/18
Internal Medicine 5 60 Italian MED/09
Legal Medicine 5 47 Italian MED/43
Medical and Surgical Emergency 4 48 Italian MED/09 MED/18 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology2
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
Medical and Surgical Emergency - Clinical skills 4 100 Italian MED/09 MED/18 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology1
- Anaesthesiology "Pain therapy"1
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
Pediatrics 6 76 Italian MED/38 MED/39
- Child neuropsychiatry1
- General and subspecialty paediatrics5
Pediatrics - Clinical skills 2 50 Italian MED/38
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 18 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente, al termine del sesto anno, deve altresì maturare 8 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Anatomic Pathology General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Biochemistry Chemistry and introductory biochemistry (compulsory)
Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Dermatology General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
General Pathology and Physiopathology Biochemistry (compulsory), Biology and genetics (compulsory)
General Surgery Anatomic Pathology (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory), Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy (compulsory), Systems and Diseases I (compulsory), Systems and Diseases II (compulsory)
Head and Neck General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Human Anatomy Histology (compulsory)
Human Physiology Human Anatomy (compulsory)
Immunology and Immunopathology Biochemistry (compulsory), Biology and genetics (compulsory)
Infectious Diseases General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory), Microbiology (compulsory)
Internal Medicine Anatomic Pathology (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory), Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy (compulsory), Systems and Diseases I (compulsory), Systems and Diseases II (compulsory)
Medical and Surgical Emergency General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Neurology General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Obstetrics and Gynecology General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Pediatrics General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Systems and Diseases I General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Systems and Diseases II General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery General Pathology and Physiopathology (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Course locations
Sedi primarie del Corso di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico in Medicina e Chirurgia - Polo Centrale sono il complesso didattico di Città Studi quanto ai primi 5 semestri del Corso di Laurea, e la Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico quanto ai restanti 7 semestri. Per taluni insegnamenti dei primi 5 semestri potrebbe essere necessario ricorrere a una suddivisione degli studenti in due gruppi; in questo caso, la suddivisione seguirà il criterio alfabetico.
Il Corso di Laurea si avvale, ai fini dello svolgimento delle attività didattiche e formative in ambito clinico, della possibilità di attivare ulteriori linee di insegnamento presso le strutture ospedaliere convenzionate con la Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, secondo quanto previsto dalle linee guida Università-Regione Lombardia. L'attivazione delle singole linee didattiche viene proposta annualmente alla Facoltà. Gli studenti possono essere assegnati, a partire dal 6° semestre del Corso di Laurea, a frequentare le linee di insegnamento costituite presso il Policlinico San Donato e l'Ospedale San Giuseppe, o presso altre strutture convenzionate con l'Ateneo, secondo il medesimo piano didattico curriculare. L'assegnazione viene determinata annualmente, in relazione alla disponibilità delle strutture e alle esigenze del Corso di Laurea.
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Seminar and workshop tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

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

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 07-06-2020 to 07-29-2020
Enrolment period: from 09-29-2020 to 10-02-2020