Medicine and Surgery 'MedTech' (LM-41)

Technology today is pervasive in every field, especially in medicine. This course is a direct response to the job markets’ needs for highly skilled Med Tech professionals in research and industry. Medical professionals need to acquire knowledge of a wide range of medical technology, from pacemakers to prosthetics, from imaging to big data.

We offer an innovative MD course with a -year programme entirely delivered in English designed to integrate clinical and engineering expertise. With this course we want to train future doctors with a solid hard science background and strong skills in applied biomedical technologies.

This Medical Degree gives full access to any Residency School and it gives a competitive advantage for programs where technology is a key component.

At the end of the MD course students are eligible to receive a Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering with additional ECTS credits.


This is a highly demanding course which will open many career opportunities across numerous medical fields.

> It offers a unique opportunity to integrate different knowledge and skills in medicine with engineering.

> In addition to the medical curriculum, students will acquire know-how in a variety of technical fields: artificial intelligence, big data, tissue engineering, biomaterials and bioprinting, nanotechnologies, electronics, biomedical and surgical robotics, virtual and augmented reality.

> Some of our classes are shared with Engineering students to encourage cross-fertilisation.

Skills associated with the function:

To carry out the functions described above, specific skills in the technical-scientific fields are required ingengineering as well as specific transversal skills, which the student will acquire during the course of study. In particular, graduates of the Master's Degree courses in Medicine and Surgery must be equipped with the scientific basis and theoretical-practical preparation necessary pursuant to Directive 75/363/EEC for the exercise of the medical profession and the methodology and culture necessary for the practice. of ongoing training, as well as a level of professional, decision-making and operational autonomy deriving from a training path characterized by a holistic approach to the health problems of healthy or sick people also in relation to the chemical-physical, biological and social environment that surrounds.

The skills associated with the doctor's function, defined according to the Tun Project methodologying by the MEDINE working group, establish that graduates must be able to:

  • evaluate the clinical evidence, prescribe diagnostic investigations, make differential diagnoses, draw up a therapeutic and pharmacological plan for patient management;
  • provide immediate assistance in the event of a medical emergency;
  • communicate effectively with the patient, family and other colleagues even in a multidisciplinary and international context;
  • apply ethical and legal principles in medical practice;
  • assess the psychological and social aspects of a patient's illness;
  • apply the principles, skills and knowledge of evidence-based medicine;
  • use information technology and the latest technology effectively in a medical context;
  • apply scientific principles, methods and knowledge to medical practice and research;
  • promote health not only of the selfingonly but also of the community by collaborating effectively with other professional figures, planning prevention programs;
  • perform a consultation for a patient.

Furthermore, graduates of this master's degree course should be able to:

  • apply knowledge and skills ingengineering skills acquired during the course to become a user
  • expert and qualified in the most advanced technologies at the service of prevention and patient health care, knowing how to avoid excessive use;
  • collaborate effectively with master's graduates in ingbiomedical engineering in the design and development of new technologies.

Course Director: Professor Giovanni Di Pino (MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering)

President of the Course