Medicine and Surgery - San Paolo Hospital Location

Medici in sala operatoria
Single-cycle master
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-41 - Medicina e chirurgia (EN)
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 pursue medical and surgery occupations in a range of professional clinical, healthcare and bio-medical roles 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 single-cycle degree programme in Medicine (San Paolo Campus) offers its students the opportunity to carry out part of their academic training abroad, for periods ranging from 1 to 12 months. This opportunity leverages both institutional channels, such as the European Erasmus project or the Clerkship project launched by the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Associations), having among its members the Italian Society of Medical Students (Società Italiana Studenti di Medicina, SISM), and specific initiatives like the 3E project. 

Our mobility offer covers both clinical and preclinical disciplines, though clinical opportunities are more in demand.

Under the Erasmus project we currently have exchange agreements with universities in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Hungary. The Clerkship project has expanded the range of opportunities to non-European countries, particularly in North and South America. Since academic year 2013-2014, the Department of Health Sciences, which is in charge of the degree programme, has been supporting the Clerkship project by providing 3 scholarships for a 4-week period.

All training activities carried out abroad must be authorized by the programme's academic board. The full or partial recognition of these activities is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and is valid for the purposes of obtaining the degree. Grades are converted and stated out of 30 according to the tables approved by the Academic Senate.

The 3E project aims to stimulate practical laboratory or ward experiences carried out abroad on a voluntary basis, even for a short period, rewarding this initiative with the recognition of a CFU for an elective activity in the relevant subject.

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Chemistry and biochemistry 12 144 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Histology and embriology 7 92 Italian
Medical humanities 4 48 Italian
- Filosofia della scienza3
- Storia della medicina1
Medical humanities (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian
Medical physics 6 76 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Anatomy (1st year) 8 108 Italian
Biology and genetics (1st year) 5 64 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Emergency medical and surgical care (2nd year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Anatomy (2nd year) 10 128 Italian
Biology and genetics (2 year) 5 64 Italian
- Biologia Generale1
- Genetica Medica4
Molecular bases of life 9 108 Italian
- Biochimica6
- Biologia molecolare3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical medicine 2nd year 1 12 Italian
Clinical medicine 2nd year (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
General pathology and physiopathology 9 112 Italian
Human physiology years 2 9 108 Italian
Immunology and immunopathology 5 64 Italian
Medical english 3 36 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Human pathology (3rd year) 2 24 Italian
Semiotics and pathology of systems (qualifying activity) 6 150 Italian
- Chirurgia generale1
- Malattie apparato cardiovascolare1
- Medicina Interna2
- Nefrologia1
- malattie apparato respiratorio1
Semiotics and pathology of systems 1 17 204 Italian
- Chirurgia generale1
- Genetica medica1
- Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare5
- Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio4
- Medicina interna1
- Nefrologia4
- Urologia1
Statistics and assessment of evidence in medicine (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Communication and relationship in medicine 3rd year 4 52 Italian
- Medicina interna2
- Psicologia clinica2
Human physiology 9 108 Italian
Microbiology 6 76 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Medical pharmacology (3rd year) 4 48 Italian
Statistics and assessment of evidence in medicine 7 84 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Dermatologic clinics (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Emergency medical and surgical care (4th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Human pathology (4th year) 2 24 Italian
Medical pharmacology (4th year) 3 36 Italian
Semiotics and pathology of systems 2 18 216 Italian
- Chirurgia generale1
- Endocrinologia4
- Gastroenterologia4
- Genetica medica1
- Malattie del sangue4
- Medicina interna1
- Reumatologia3
Semiotics and pathology of systems 2 (qualifying activity) 7 175 Italian
- Chirurgia Generale1
- Endocrinologia1
- Gastroenterologia1
- Malattie del sangue1
- Medicina interna2
- Reumatologia1
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Communication and relationship in medicine 4th year 2 28 Italian
Dermatologic clinics 3 36 Italian
Medical surgical specialties 7 84 Italian
- Chirurgia maxillo facciale1
- Malattie apparato visivo2
- Malattie odontostomatologiche1
- Otorinolaringoiatria3
Medical surgical specialties (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo1
- Otorinolaringoiatria1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Diagnostic imagining and radiotherapy 5 60 Italian
Diagnostic imagining and radiotherapy (qualifying activity) 3 75 Italian
Infectious diseases clinical 5 60 Italian
Infectous diseases clinical (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Public health 7 84 Italian
- Economia applicata1
- Igiene generale e applicata6
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical medicine 5th year 13 156 Italian
- Filosofia della scienza1
- Malattie infettive1
- Medicina interna4
- Oncologia medica2
- Patologia generale3
- Psicologia generale2
Clinical medicine 5th year (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian
- Malattie del sangue1
- Medicina interna "Cure palliative" 1
Emergency medical and surgical care (5th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Human pathology (5th year) 6 76 Italian
Surgery: clinics and therapy (5th year) 5 60 Italian
Surgery: clinics and therapy (5th year) (qualifying activity) 3 75 Italian
- Chirurgia generale1
- Chirurgia toracica1
- Urologia1
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical orthopedics and traumatology (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Tirocinio pratico-valutativo - Area Chirurgica 5 25 Italian
Tirocinio pratico-valutativo - Area Medica 5 25 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Diseases of the nervous system 7 84 Italian
- Medicina fisica e riabilitativa1
- Neurochirurgia1
- Neurologia5
Diseases of the nervous system (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian
Laboratory medicine 4 48 Italian
- Biochimica clinica2
- Microbiologia1
- Patologia clinica1
Laboratory medicine (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Medical pharmacology (5th year) 3 36 Italian
Psychiatry and behavioral psychology 5 60 Italian
- Psichiatria4
- Psicoloigia clinica1
Psychiatry and behavioral psychology (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology 5 60 Italian
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian
Clinical orthopedics and traumatology 5 60 Italian
- Malattie apparato locomotore4
- Medicina fisica e riabilitazione1
Occupational health 6 76 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Tirocinio pratico-valutativo - Medicina Generale 5 25 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical medicine 6th year 3 24 Italian
Clinical medicine 6th year (qualifying activity) 2 30 Italian
Emergency medical and surgical care 4 32 Italian
- Anestesiologia2
- Chirurgia Generale1
- Medicina Interna1
Emergency medical and surgical care (6th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
General and specialised pediatrics 6 48 Italian
- Neuropsichiatria infantile1
- Pediatria generale e specialistica5
General and specialised pediatrics (qualifying activity) 2 30 Italian
Legal medicine 5 47 Italian
Surgery: clinics and therapy (6th year) 3 24 Italian
Surgery: clinics and therapy (6th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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.
Al fine di assicurare una progressiva ed equilibrata crescita culturale dello studente sono previste propedeuticità obbligatorie.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Anatomy (2nd year) Histology and embriology (compulsory)
Clinical medicine 6th year Diagnostic imagining and radiotherapy (compulsory), Human pathology (5th year) (compulsory), Medical pharmacology (5th year) (compulsory), Semiotics and pathology of systems 1 (compulsory), Semiotics and pathology of systems 2 (compulsory)
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
Clinical orthopedics and traumatology General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
Dermatologic clinics General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
Diseases of the nervous system General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
Emergency medical and surgical care General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
General and specialised pediatrics General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
General pathology and physiopathology Biology and genetics (2 year) (compulsory)
Human pathology (5th year) General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
Human physiology Anatomy (2nd year) (compulsory)
Immunology and immunopathology Biology and genetics (2 year) (compulsory)
Infectious diseases clinical General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
Medical surgical specialties General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory)
Semiotics and pathology of systems 1 General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory), Human physiology (compulsory)
Semiotics and pathology of systems 2 General pathology and physiopathology (compulsory), Human physiology (compulsory)
Surgery: clinics and therapy (6th year) Diagnostic imagining and radiotherapy (compulsory), Human pathology (5th year) (compulsory), Medical pharmacology (5th year) (compulsory), Semiotics and pathology of systems 1 (compulsory), Semiotics and pathology of systems 2 (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
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

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 100 plus 1 reserved to extra UE students
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 07-05-2019 to 07-30-2019
Admission Test date and location: 03/09/2019 09:00, Admission test location
Enrolment period: from 10-01-2019 to 10-04-2019

A.Y. 2019/2020

A.Y. 2018/2019

A.Y. 2017/2018

A.Y. 2016/2017

A.Y. 2015/2016

A.Y. 2014/2015