Medicine and Surgery - San Paolo Hospital Location

Medici in sala operatoria
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 Master's degree programme in Medicine contemplates 360 CFU overall, spread out over six years, of which 60 must be earned as part of coursework aimed at developing specific professional acumen. The programme is intended to provide the scientific bases, and the necessary practical skills and theory required under Directive 75/363/EU to practice medicine, as well as the methodology and experience to engage in continuing medical education after graduation; it also instils professional, decision-making, and operational autonomy thanks to an educational programme that takes a holistic approach to the health of all persons, sick and well, and includes training in assessing the chemical-physical, biological, and social environment of the patient.

The specific objectives for the pre-clinical coursework are set, on a priority basis, based on the following criteria:
relevance of each objective within the framework of human biology;
the preparation provided by each objective in terms of specific clinical issues.

The specific objectives for the clinical coursework are set, on a priority basis, based on the following criteria:
epidemiological prevalence, urgency of the care needed, possibility of providing care, severity, educational value;
promote clinical work through healthcare facilities, at least for the hospital wards;
improving patient interactions, including the physician's bedside manner;
assessing adverse events and any other issue relating to the use of medicine (Pharmacovigilance) to ensure a favourable risk/benefit ratio for the community;
assessing gender-based differences (Gender Medicine), with the ultimate goal of ensuring all persons, whether male or female, receive the best possible care.

These objectives integrate the five Dublin descriptors (European descriptors) with those proposed by the International Medical Education (IIME) and the "The TUNING Project (Medicine) - Learning Outcomes/Competences for Undergraduate Medical Education in Europe". Furthermore, they align perfectly with the requirements of the "core curriculum" for the Master's degree in Medicine as proposed on a national level by the Conference of Italian Master-Degree Programme Presidents.
The degree in Medicine allows the graduate to sit for the State Exam to be licensed to practice medicine. Once the graduate has passed the exam, they can enrol in the professional association as a licensed, non-specialised physician. Licensed, non-specialised physicians are eligible for the Post-Graduate Programmes in Medicine and Medical Services (4-5 year programme) and the Internal Medicine Programme (3-year programme).

Licensed physicians can practice medicine in a variety of professional roles, whether through clinical practice, healthcare policy and management, or the biomedical sciences. Potential avenues for employment include:
becoming a National Health Service doctor, or working with a public or state agency (post-graduate degree in medicine required);
research in clinical or pre-clinical practice, as part of a university career, or through work with a research entity (a PhD is recommended);
working as a freelance professional (post-graduate degree required to practice as a specialist, as well as completion of a training programme in Internal Medicine to practice as a licensed, non-specialty physician).

The practice of medicine is regulated by Italian law.
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

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 at the San Paolo Hospital Teaching Centre offers students the opportunity to complete a portion of their degree requirements on a study-abroad programme (1-12 month programmes). That option is available both through institutional channels like the European Erasmus programme, and through the "Clerkship" offered by IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Associations) of which the Italian Medical Students Association ("SISM") is a member. All coursework and other for-credit activities completed abroad must be authorised by the college of instructors for the particular degree programme. The transfer of all or any portion of such credits shall be carried out pursuant to the European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS), and shall be applied against the student's degree requirements. The conversion of any marks earned abroad shall be into thirtieths, pursuant to the schedule approved by the Academic Senate.

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Chemistry and biochemistry 12 144 Italian BIO/10
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Histology and embriology 7 92 Italian BIO/17
Medical humanities 4 48 Italian M-FIL/02 MED/02
- Logic and Philosophy of Science3
- Medical history1
Medical humanities (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian MED/09
Medical physics 6 76 Italian FIS/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy (1st year) 8 108 Italian BIO/16
Biology and genetics (1st year) 5 64 Italian BIO/13
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Emergency medical and surgical care (2nd year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/41
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy (2nd year) 10 128 Italian BIO/16
Biology and genetics (2 year) 5 64 Italian BIO/13 MED/03
- Experimental biology1
- Medical genetics4
Molecular bases of life 9 108 Italian BIO/10 BIO/11
- Biochemistry6
- Molecular biology3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical medicine 2nd year 1 12 Italian M-PED/01
Clinical medicine 2nd year (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/09
General pathology and physiopathology 9 112 Italian MED/04
Human physiology years 2 9 108 Italian BIO/09
Immunology and immunopathology 5 64 Italian MED/04
Medical english 3 36 Italian L-LIN/12
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human pathology (3rd year) 2 24 Italian MED/08
Semiotics and pathology of systems (qualifying activity) 6 150 Italian MED/09 MED/10 MED/11 MED/14 MED/18
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine2
- Nephrology1
- Respiratory diseases1
Semiotics and pathology of systems 1 17 204 Italian MED/03 MED/09 MED/10 MED/11 MED/14 MED/18 MED/24
- Cardiovascular diseases5
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
- Medical genetics1
- Nephrology4
- Respiratory diseases4
- Urology1
Statistics and assessment of evidence in medicine (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Communication and relationship in medicine 3rd year 4 52 Italian M-PSI/08 MED/09
- Clinical psychology2
- Internal medicine2
Human physiology 9 108 Italian BIO/09
Microbiology 6 76 Italian MED/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Medical pharmacology (3rd year) 4 48 Italian BIO/14
Statistics and assessment of evidence in medicine 7 84 Italian MED/01
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Dermatologic clinics (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/35
Emergency medical and surgical care (4th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/33
Human pathology (4th year) 2 24 Italian MED/08
Medical pharmacology (4th year) 3 36 Italian BIO/14
Semiotics and pathology of systems 2 18 216 Italian MED/03 MED/09 MED/12 MED/13 MED/15 MED/16 MED/18
- Blood diseases4
- Endocrinology4
- Gastroenterology4
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
- Medical genetics1
- Rheumatology3
Semiotics and pathology of systems 2 (qualifying activity) 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
Communication and relationship in medicine 4th year 2 28 Italian M-PSI/08
Dermatologic clinics 3 36 Italian MED/35
Medical surgical specialties 7 84 Italian MED/28 MED/29 MED/30 MED/31
- Eye diseases2
- Maxillofacial surgery1
- Oral diseases and dentistry1
- Otorhinolaryngology3
Medical surgical specialties (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian MED/30 MED/31
- Eye diseases1
- Otorhinolaryngology1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Diagnostic imagining and radiotherapy 5 60 Italian MED/36
Diagnostic imagining and radiotherapy (qualifying activity) 3 75 Italian MED/36
Infectious diseases clinical 5 60 Italian MED/17
Infectous diseases clinical (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/17
Public health 7 84 Italian MED/42 SECS-P/06
- Applied economics1
- Hygiene and public health6
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical medicine 5th year 13 156 Italian M-FIL/02 M-PSI/01 MED/04 MED/06 MED/09 MED/17
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology3
- General psychology2
- Infectious diseases1
- Internal medicine4
- Logic and Philosophy of Science1
- Medical oncology2
Clinical medicine 5th year (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian MED/09 MED/15
- Blood diseases1
- Internal medicine "Palliative care"1
Emergency medical and surgical care (5th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/11
Human pathology (5th year) 6 76 Italian MED/08
Surgery: clinics and therapy (5th year) 5 60 Italian MED/18
Surgery: clinics and therapy (5th year) (qualifying activity) 3 75 Italian MED/18 MED/21 MED/24
- General surgery1
- Thoracic surgery1
- Urology1
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical orthopedics and traumatology (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/33
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Diseases of the nervous system 7 84 Italian MED/26 MED/27 MED/34
- Neurology5
- Neurosurgery1
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Diseases of the nervous system (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian MED/26
Laboratory medicine 4 48 Italian BIO/12 MED/05 MED/07
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology2
- Clinical pathology1
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology1
Laboratory medicine (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian BIO/12
Medical pharmacology (5th year) 3 36 Italian BIO/14
Psychiatry and behavioral psychology 5 60 Italian M-PSI/08 MED/25
- Clinical psychology1
- Psychiatry4
Psychiatry and behavioral psychology (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/25
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology 5 60 Italian MED/40
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian MED/40
Clinical orthopedics and traumatology 5 60 Italian MED/33 MED/34
- Musculoskeletal system diseases4
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Clinical training - Medicine 5 25 Italian
Clinical training - Surgery 5 25 Italian
Occupational health 6 76 Italian MED/44
be activated by the A.Y. 2025/2026
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical training - Internal Medicine 5 25 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical medicine 6th year 3 36 Italian MED/09
Clinical medicine 6th year (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian MED/09
Emergency medical and surgical care 4 48 Italian MED/09 MED/18 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology2
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
Emergency medical and surgical care (6th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/41
General and specialised pediatrics 6 72 Italian MED/38 MED/39
- Child neuropsychiatry1
- General and subspecialty paediatrics5
General and specialised pediatrics (qualifying activity) 2 50 Italian MED/38
Legal medicine 5 64 Italian MED/43
Surgery: clinics and therapy (6th year) 3 36 Italian MED/18
Surgery: clinics and therapy (6th year) (qualifying activity) 1 25 Italian MED/18
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.
Passaggio agli anni successivi:
E' consentito il passaggio da un anno al successivo esclusivamente agli studenti che al termine della sessione di settembre abbiano superato, nel rispetto delle propedeuticita', gli esami previsti secondo la seguente tabella.
Per iscriversi al:
- II anno occorre aver superato: Istologia ed Embriologia piu' 1 esame a scelta del primo anno;
- III anno occorre aver superato: Anatomia Umana piu' 4 esami a scelta del primo e del secondo anno;
- IV anno occorre aver superato: Fisiologia Umana piu' 6 esami a scelta del primo, secondo e terzo anno.

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
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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