Medicine and Surgery (LM-41)

Entirely patient-centered and community-centered teaching

The single-cycle master's degree course in Medicine and Surgery, conducted in lingua ingForest, offers its members an adequate theoretical-practical preparation in all areas of medicine. The training objective is identified with a both biomedical and psycho-social training, bearer of an interdisciplinary and integrated vision of the greats issues related to the health of the individual and the community. Particular emphasis will be given to the multi-ethnic and globalizing dimension of contemporary society, with specific reference to the variety of values ​​and cultural aspects and their impact on different social and health systems. This is increasingly important for the doctor who works in Italy, and requires knowledge that is not limited to the pathological phenomena historically prevalent in our country, but also opens up to the morbid conditions of migrants, for example. The openness to international specialist training therefore represents an added and innovative value of Medicine and Surgery.

Medicine and Surgery graduates will achieve a level of professional autonomy that will allow them to responsibly address any problem in terms of preventive medicine, diagnostic approach, prognostic evaluation, therapeutic planning and rehabilitation support. The educational project and the teaching method provide for the integration of knowledge and a solid cultural and methodological basis. The study of pre-clinical disciplines will make use of a practical approach based on laboratory activities and exercises carried out since the first two years, integrating morphology with physiology, in order to better understand the practical applications of the notions of genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. The teaching method is mainly centered on practical and professionalizing activities that allow the student to come into contact with the patient and the medical environment that surrounds him as soon as possible, these elements being essential for developing problem-solving

The course is organized in 12 semesters. In the first two years, two large courses are held dedicated to basic and preclinical training and therefore aimed at the knowledge of biology, genetics, biological chemistry, histology, human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and the complementary humanistic training, therefore aimed at the knowledge of anthropology, ethics, history of medicine, psychology and human sciences. From the third year the clinical practice begins. The characteristic of the integrated clinical practice courses is to introduce pharmacology, diagnostic imaging and pathological anatomy, which integrate with the various clinical subjects, and are provided during this year as well as in the 4th and 5th °. During the sixth year, full involvement in clinical activity is expected with particular attention to general emergencies, general surgery, and basic medicine, as well as the importance of the role of health economics in the management of care resources, with a view not limited to to the Italian reality but open to the different national realities and related resource allocation methods. In this context, the role of forensic medicine is underlined, not only from an Italian but also an international point of view.


> This is a highly demanding course which opens up many career opportunities across numerous medical fields.

The doctor practices his profession within the National Health Service, and in affiliated or private structures, according to the rules governed by the European Community, national and regional regulations. It operates with the aim of maintaining, or making the singto the person and the social community as a whole, the best possible state of health (psycho-physical and social well-being). To carry out his professional activity, the doctor collaborates with other doctors (intraprofessional collaboration) and other professionals trained in health care (interprofessional collaboration).

Higher levels of responsibility and coordination of the interprofessional and intraprofessional working group in which the doctor will have to operate can in any case be achieved through the acquisition of further skills through subsequent training courses, such as the Specialization Schools, the Regional Training Schools for General Practitioners, Research Doctorates, second level Masters.

Skills associated with the function:

To carry out the functions described above, specific skills in the technical-scientific field and specific transversal skills are required, which the student will acquire during the course of study.

In particular, the skills that graduates intend to develop and acquire at the end of the training course concern:


  • Understanding the effect of a disease not only on the patient but also on the family and social nucleus;
  • Ability to independently analyze and solve problems associated with medical practice, both those related to good clinical practice based on scientific evidence (evidence-based medicine), and those involving cultural and ethical aspects;
  • Self-learning and self-evaluation skills (conting skills);
  • Learn to judge a health service, its result, its value as a relationship between cost and expected benefit (evaluation skills);
  • In-depth knowledge of the methodological foundations of scientific research in the medical field and of information technologies essential for good clinical practice;
  • Time management skills;
  • Understanding of the relationships between health or disease and society, environment, politics, professional occupation (social skills);
  • Habit of constantly updating knowledge and skills (conting professional development);
  • Propensity for interdisciplinary, interprofessional and intercultural work (interprofessional education);
  • Understand and recognize the role of the doctor in a constantly evolving multi-ethnic society;
  • Good ability to human contact (communication skills).

The course prepares you for the profession of general practitioner. The natural continuation of the training course in Medicine and Surgery is access to area specialization schools or to the three-year regional specific training course in general medicine to which master's graduates in the LM-41 class are admitted.

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