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 the passing the enabling traineeship and the State Examination and enrollment in the Order of Doctors of the Province of residence. It is possible to acquire further skills through subsequent training courses, such as specialization schools, doctorates, I or II level masters to which the master's degree allows access. Graduates of the Master's Degree 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 of the disease; with an education oriented towards the community and the territory and, fundamentally, towards the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. Learning objectives and above all methodological objectives aimed at identifying situations of normality and pathology must be achieved in order to be able to adequately address them:

  • 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 know how 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 terminal care.

In order to carry out the clinical activity, the graduate in Medicine and Surgery will have to take the State Exam in accordance with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree of 9 May 2018 n. 58. Graduates in Medicine and Surgery complete theactivities as a surgeon in various roles and professional clinical, health and biomedical fields. The course prepares for the profession of general practitioner.

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

Starting from the third year, the Medicine and Surgery student carries out a clinical internship at the Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital Foundation and at other territorial structures, constantly followed by a professional tutor. Furthermore, personal tutors are available to advise and guide the student also in the learning activities in the classroom and in the preparation of the exams. Three years after graduation it is 84,4% of students UCBM to enter specialization schools, compared to a national average of 77,9%.

Students can personalize their study plan with elective educational activities of particular interest to them, for a total of 14 credits (seminars, monographic courses, participation in conferences and congresses, voluntary work, clinical and laboratory internships in Italy and abroad, etc).

Governing bodies