Medicine and Surgery - Sacco 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 degree programme is designed to provide graduates with both a solid, up-to-date scientific understanding of medicine, and a deep appreciation of the human and social complexities associated with health and disease.

Graduates must therefore possess both a sound scientific grounding, and the requisite theoretical, practical and social preparation to practice medicine.

Students will be encouraged to dedicate constant attention to the human aspects of health and disease and to develop the capacity to confront medical problems using a scientific approach and methodology, which they will also build upon through their participation in research projects.

Students will also be equipped to analyse data critically and autonomously, verifying their scientific basis while always taking health costs into consideration.

Medicine and Surgery graduates can enter medical and surgery occupations in the various professional clinical, healthcare and bio-medical positions and sectors.

The Medicine and Surgery degree programme provides an entry point to the State Examination required to qualify to practice as a surgeon-physician, upon successful completion of which it is then possible to register with the relevant professional body.

The Medicine and Surgery degree qualification is also a prerequisite for entering Specialisation Schools in the medical sphere and the Regional School of General Medicine.

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 Master's Degree Programme in Medicine (Vialba Campus) promotes training periods abroad and offers assistance to interested students. Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus applications are steadily increasing. Before submitting the Learning Agreement to the Erasmus Coordinator, each candidate has the opportunity to discuss it with the President of the Degree Programme.

Students can thus take full advantage of the experience in a foreign university. The marks obtained from Spanish universities are converted according to a specific table published in the Regulations of the Degree Programme.

The recognition and transcription of grades obtained in other EU countries is based on the ECTS conversion table. The Erasmus+ programme offers a wide choice of opportunities throughout Europe, with many students choosing rotations in European countries, particularly Spain and Portugal. Others prefer US universities for clinical and research activities. Following positive feedback, the single-cycle Master's Degree Programme in Medicine (Vialba Campus) has recently joined the AAMC-GHLO programme, expanding its range of international exchanges. The GHLO facilitates collaborations with Medicine schools in the US and all over the world. The recognition of credits and grades is guaranteed by bilateral agreements.

Clinical rotations and research activities are the areas of greatest profit for students engaged in international rotations. Therefore, the ideal time to join the programme is from third to sixth year. Rotations in the sixth year are generally focused on thesis work.

Every year we also host foreign students, mostly from Germany and Eastern European countries. They value our academic tradition and appreciate Italian hospitality. The difficulty of offering affordable accommodation is the biggest obstacle to attracting more foreign students. However, we are proactively seeking appropriate solutions.

Mandatory.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human anatomy 13 164 Italian BIO/16
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
An Introduction to Medicine 4 52 Italian MED/01 MED/02 MED/42 MED/45
- Hygiene and public health1
- Medical history1
- Medical statistics1
- Nursing sciences1
Chemistry and introductory biochemistry 7 88 Italian BIO/10
Histology 7 88 Italian BIO/17
Medical physics 7 88 Italian FIS/07 MED/36
- Applied physics6
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biology and genetics 12 156 Italian BIO/11 BIO/13 MED/01
- Experimental biology6
- Medical statistics2
- Molecular biology4
Trauma and Orthopedic surgery 2 24 Italian MED/33
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human physiology 20 248 Italian BIO/09 MED/26
- Human physiology18
- Neurology2
Optional
Microbiology (clinical skills) 1 25 Italian MED/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 12 148 Italian BIO/10
Human anatomy 5 60 Italian BIO/16
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Immunology and Immunopathology 5 64 Italian MED/04
Microbiology 6 76 Italian MED/07
Public health 3 36 Italian MED/42
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Patient-physician communication 8 100 Italian M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08 MED/09
- Clinical psychology2
- General psychology5
- Internal medicine1
Systems and diseases 1 18 216 Italian MED/09 MED/11 MED/14 MED/15 MED/18 MED/24
- Blood diseases4
- Cardiovascular diseases5
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine3
- Nephrology4
- Urology1
Systems and diseases 1 - Clinical skills 9 225 Italian MED/09 MED/14 MED/18 MED/24
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine4
- Nephrology2
- Urology2
Optional
Orthopedic clinic (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian MED/33
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) - Blood diseases 3 75 Italian MED/15
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) - Cardiovascular system diseases 3 75 Italian MED/11
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) - Urology 3 75 Italian MED/24
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) -Nephrology 3 75 Italian MED/14
Statistics and evaluation of evidence in medicine (clinical skills) 1 25 Italian MED/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biostatistics and Clinical epidemiology 3 36 Italian MED/01
Medical English 3 36 Italian L-LIN/12
Molecular and cellular basis of diseases 16 200 Italian MED/03 MED/04 MED/06
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology12
- Medical genetics3
- Medical oncology1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Laboratory medicine 4 48 Italian BIO/12 MED/05
- Clinical biochemistry3
- Clinical pathology1
Trauma and Orthopedic surgery 3 36 Italian MED/33 MED/34
- Musculoskeletal system diseases2
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Optional
Laboratory medicine - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian BIO/12
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Infectious diseases (clinical skills) 2 50 Italian MED/17
Pharmacology 10 120 Italian BIO/14
Systems and diseases 2 - Clinical skills 6 75 Italian MED/10 MED/11
- Cardiovascular diseases4
- Respiratory diseases2
Optional
Clinical pharmacology (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian BIO/14
Dermatology - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/35
Infectious diseases (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian MED/17
Nervous system diseases (clinical skills) - Neurology 3 75 Italian MED/26
Nervous system diseases (clinical skills) - Neuroradiology 3 75 Italian MED/37
Nervous system diseases (clinical skills) - Physical and Rehabilitation medicine 3 75 Italian MED/34
Occupational medicine - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/44
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Cardiac surgery 3 75 Italian MED/23
Semeiotics and Systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Endocrinology 3 75 Italian MED/13
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Gastroenterology 3 75 Italian MED/12
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - General surgery 1 25 Italian MED/18
Semeiotics and Systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Internal medicine 3 75 Italian MED/09
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Respiratory system diseases 3 75 Italian MED/10
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Rheumatology 3 75 Italian MED/16
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General surgery - Clinical skills 2 50 Italian MED/17
Occupational medicine 6 76 Italian MED/44
Public health 4 48 Italian MED/42 SECS-P/06
- Applied economics1
- Hygiene and public health3
Systems and diseases 2 16 192 Italian MED/10 MED/12 MED/13 MED/16 MED/18 MED/21
- Endocrinology4
- Gastroenterology4
- General surgery1
- Respiratory diseases3
- Rheumatology3
- Thoracic surgery1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Dermatology 3 36 Italian MED/35
Infectious diseases 5 60 Italian MED/17
Neurology 5 60 Italian MED/26 MED/27 MED/34
- Neurology3
- Neurosurgery1
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Trauma and Orthopedic surgery - Clinical skills 2 50 Italian MED/33
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General surgery 4 48 Italian MED/18
Internal medicine 9 96 Italian M-EDF/01 MED/01 MED/06 MED/09 MED/17
- Infectious diseases1
- Internal medicine4
- Medical oncology1
- Medical statistics2
- Methods and teaching of motor activities1
Internal medicine - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/06 MED/09
- Internal medicine1
- Medical oncology2
Pathology 10 120 Italian MED/08
Optional
Labor medicine (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian MED/43
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Blood diseases 3 75 Italian MED/15
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Cardiovascular system diseases 3 75 Italian MED/11
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Endocrinology 3 75 Italian MED/13
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Gastroenterology 3 75 Italian MED/12
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Infectious diseases 3 75 Italian MED/17
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Internal medicine 1 3 75 Italian MED/09
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Medical oncology 1 3 75 Italian MED/06
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Rheumatology 3 75 Italian MED/16
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Audiology 3 75 Italian MED/32
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Maxillo-facial surgery 3 75 Italian MED/29
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Odontostomatological diseases 3 75 Italian MED/28
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Ophtalmological diseases 3 75 Italian MED/30
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Otolaryngology 3 75 Italian MED/31
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/40
Pathological anatomy (clinical skills) 1 25 Italian MED/08
Pediatrics (clinical skills) - Child neuropsychiatry 3 75 Italian MED/39
Pediatrics (clinical skills) - General and specialist pediatrics 3 75 Italian MED/38
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/25
Radiology and Radiotherapy 2 - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian MED/36
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Anesthesiology 3 75 Italian MED/41
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Cardiac and vascular surgery 3 75 Italian MED/22 MED/23
Surgical clinic and Surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Gastroenterology 3 75 Italian MED/12
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - General surgery 3 75 Italian MED/18
Surgical clinic and Surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Neurosurgery 3 75 Italian MED/27
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Pediatric and infant surgery 3 75 Italian MED/20
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Plastic surgery 3 75 Italian MED/19
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Thoracic surgery 3 75 Italian MED/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Head and Neck 7 84 Italian MED/28 MED/29 MED/30 MED/31 MED/32
- Audiology1
- Eye diseases2
- Maxillofacial surgery1
- Oral diseases and dentistry1
- Otorhinolaryngology2
Pediatrics 6 72 Italian MED/38 MED/39
- Child neuropsychiatry1
- General and subspecialty paediatrics5
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology 5 60 Italian M-PSI/08 MED/25
- Clinical psychology1
- Psychiatry4
Radiology and Radiotherapy 4 48 Italian MED/36
Radiology and Radiotherapy - Clinical skills 2 50 Italian MED/36
Trauma and Orthopedic surgery - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian MED/38
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Evaluation internship - Medical sciences 5 125 Italian
Evaluation internship - surgical sciences 5 125 Italian
Forensic medicine 5 60 Italian MED/43
Obstetrics and Gynecology 5 60 Italian MED/40
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical skills 2 30 Italian MED/40
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Practical evaluation training - General medicine 5 125 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Emergency medicine 4 48 Italian MED/09 MED/18 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology2
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
Emergency medicine - Clinical skills 4 100 Italian MED/18 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology2
- General surgery2
General surgery 4 48 Italian MED/18
Internal medicine 4 48 Italian MED/09
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 18 0 Italian
Study plan rules
2 - Lo studente, al termine del sesto anno, deve altresì maturare 8 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
1 - Lo studente al termine del sesto anno, deve aver maturato un numero totale di 60 CFU in attività professionalizzanti. Di questi 10 possono essere a scelta tra le attività professionalizzanti qui di seguito elencate.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Clinical pharmacology (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian year BIO/14
Dermatology - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian year MED/35
Infectious diseases (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian year MED/17
Labor medicine (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian year MED/43
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Blood diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/15
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Cardiovascular system diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/11
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Endocrinology 3 75 Italian year MED/13
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Gastroenterology 3 75 Italian year MED/12
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Infectious diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/17
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Internal medicine 1 3 75 Italian year MED/09
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Medical oncology 1 3 75 Italian year MED/06
Medical clinic (clinical skills) - Rheumatology 3 75 Italian year MED/16
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Audiology 3 75 Italian year MED/32
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Maxillo-facial surgery 3 75 Italian year MED/29
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Odontostomatological diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/28
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Ophtalmological diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/30
Medical surgical specialties (clinical skills) - Otolaryngology 3 75 Italian year MED/31
Microbiology (clinical skills) 1 25 Italian year MED/07
Nervous system diseases (clinical skills) - Neurology 3 75 Italian year MED/26
Nervous system diseases (clinical skills) - Neuroradiology 3 75 Italian year MED/37
Nervous system diseases (clinical skills) - Physical and Rehabilitation medicine 3 75 Italian year MED/34
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian year MED/40
Occupational medicine - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian year MED/44
Orthopedic clinic (clinical skills) 3 75 Italian year MED/33
Pathological anatomy (clinical skills) 1 25 Italian year MED/08
Pediatrics (clinical skills) - Child neuropsychiatry 3 75 Italian year MED/39
Pediatrics (clinical skills) - General and specialist pediatrics 3 75 Italian year MED/38
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology - Clinical skills 3 75 Italian year MED/25
Radiology and Radiotherapy 2 - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian year MED/36
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) - Blood diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/15
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) - Cardiovascular system diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/11
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) - Urology 3 75 Italian year MED/24
Semeiotics and systems pathology 1 (clinical skills) -Nephrology 3 75 Italian year MED/14
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Cardiac surgery 3 75 Italian year MED/23
Semeiotics and Systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Endocrinology 3 75 Italian year MED/13
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Gastroenterology 3 75 Italian year MED/12
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - General surgery 1 25 Italian year MED/18
Semeiotics and Systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Internal medicine 3 75 Italian year MED/09
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Respiratory system diseases 3 75 Italian year MED/10
Semeiotics and systems pathology 2 (clinical skills) - Rheumatology 3 75 Italian year MED/16
Statistics and evaluation of evidence in medicine (clinical skills) 1 25 Italian year MED/01
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Anesthesiology 3 75 Italian year MED/41
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Cardiac and vascular surgery 3 75 Italian year MED/22 MED/23
Surgical clinic and Surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Gastroenterology 3 75 Italian year MED/12
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - General surgery 3 75 Italian year MED/18
Surgical clinic and Surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Neurosurgery 3 75 Italian year MED/27
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Pediatric and infant surgery 3 75 Italian year MED/20
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Plastic surgery 3 75 Italian year MED/19
Surgical clinic and surgical therapy (clinical skills) - Thoracic surgery 3 75 Italian year MED/21
Laboratory medicine - Clinical skills 1 25 Italian Second semester BIO/12
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Biochemistry Chemistry and introductory biochemistry (compulsory)
Dermatology Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Emergency medicine Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
General surgery Pathology (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory), Radiology and Radiotherapy (compulsory), Systems and diseases 1 (compulsory), Systems and diseases 2 (compulsory)
Head and Neck Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Human anatomy Histology (compulsory)
Human physiology Human anatomy (compulsory)
Immunology and Immunopathology Biochemistry (compulsory), Biology and genetics (compulsory)
Infectious diseases Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Internal medicine Pathology (compulsory), Pharmacology (compulsory), Radiology and Radiotherapy (compulsory), Systems and diseases 1 (compulsory), Systems and diseases 2 (compulsory)
Molecular and cellular basis of diseases Biochemistry (compulsory), Biology and genetics (compulsory)
Neurology Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Pathology Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Pediatrics Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Systems and diseases 1 Human physiology (compulsory), Immunology and Immunopathology (compulsory), Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Systems and diseases 2 Human physiology (compulsory), Immunology and Immunopathology (compulsory), Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Trauma and Orthopedic surgery Molecular and cellular basis of diseases (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Quality Assurance Delegate
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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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

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