Medicina e Chirurgia (LM-41)

The Master's Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery offers students aadequate theoretical-practical preparation in all fields of medicine. Graduates in Medicine and Surgery at the end of the training course achieve a level of professional and operational autonomy such as to face and responsibly solve every professional problem in terms of preventive medicine, diagnostic approach, prognostic evaluation, therapeutic planning and rehabilitation support. The new graduate acquires an adequate theoretical-practical baggage in the field of internal Medicineand general surgery, of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology and public health. He will be able to detect and critically evaluate from a clinical point of view, and in a unitary vision, also extended to the human and socio-cultural dimension, the data relating to the state of health and disease of the patient.ingol individual also in relation to individual risk factors and the population to which they belong and to gender specificities. At the end of his course, the student develops knowledge and understanding skills that allow him to develop and/or apply original ideas, in the context of biomedical and translational research. Furthermore, the Degree Course provides the student with the ability to search for scientific information so as to be able to independently provide for their own updating during the course of the profession.

The single-cycle master's degree course in Medicine and Surgery is divided into six years.

  • During the first three years, the student undergoes basic and preclinical training, which includes basic sciences including biology and genetics, biological chemistry, histology, human anatomy, human physiology and pathophysiology; problems relating to the human sciences through courses in anthropology, ethics and bioethics. 
  • Starting from the third year a training course aimed at gradual access to the study of 'clinical' subjects begins. This process is supported by the constant presence of an efficient discipline and personnel tutoring system. 
  • From the fourth year the student faces the study of the singole clinical disciplines, relating to internal medicine, surgery, diagnostics and public health. In parallel with the lectures, which take place both in the classroom and in the laboratories, the student carries out professional training activities under the supervision of the discipline tutors. An essential part of the internship is carried out starting from the third year in the area, at the general practitioners' surgeries. During the internships the student becomes familiar with the relationship with the patient, also from a human and psychological point of view, and with the method of communication with family members. Finally, through participation in meeting interdisciplinary, the student has the opportunity to appreciate and develop collaboration skills between different professional figures.

Doctor of general medicine

Function in a work context:

Graduates in Medicine and Surgery will be able to carry out clinical-assistance activities following registration with the Medical Association of the Province of residence. It is possible to acquire further skills through subsequent training courses, such as specialization schools or specific training courses in general medicine, doctorates, first or second level master's degrees.

Graduates of the Master's Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery can carry out tasks of elaboration or application of original ideas, within the context of biomedical, clinical and translational research independently or in collaboration with professionals from other disciplinary areas (biologists, veterinarians, technicians, etc.). In the same context they can take on coordination roles.

Skills associated with the function:

The objective of the single-cycle master's degree course in Medicine and Surgery is the training of a doctor at an initial professional level with a profound methodological culture and notions in the biomedical and psycho-social fields with a multidisciplinary and integrated vision of human health problems. and illness; with education oriented to the community and the territory and, fundamentally, to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health.

Learning and above all methodological objectives aimed at identifying normal and pathological situations must be achieved in order to be able to deal with them adequately:

  • know the structure and normal functionality of the human organism as a peculiar complex biological system;
  • knowing how to interpret the morpho-functional anomalies of the human organism as found in pathological conditions;
  • knowing how to identify normal and pathological human behavior;
  • knowing how to recognize the main risk factors for health/disease and the interactions between man and his physical, family and social environment (human ecology);
  • know the basic molecular, cellular, biochemical and physiological mechanisms of the homeostasis of the organism;
  • learn about the human life cycle and the effects on the family and community of: conception, birth, growth, development, aging and death of the selfingholo subject;
  • know the etiology and natural history of prevalent acute and chronic diseases;
  • know how to use the basics of epidemiology, health economics and health management;
  • knowing how to apply the principles of drug action, knowing how to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of drug therapies;
  • know and be able to implement the main diagnostic-therapeutic interventions in the biochemical, pharmacological, surgical, psychological, social and other fields, in the cure or treatment of acute and chronic disease, in rehabilitation and palliative care.

Graduates in Medicine and Surgery work as surgeons in various clinical, healthcare and biomedical roles and professional fields.

The natural continuation of this training path is access to specialization schools in the medical area (which since 2014 takes place through a national competition) or to the three-year regional course of specific training in general medicine to which master's graduates in Medicine and Surgery are admitted.

They can also carry out managerial roles in national and international companies and healthcare and humanitarian organisations.

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