Single cycle Degree/Combined Bachelor and Master in Medicine and Surgery

Degree programme

Programme type Single cycle Degree/Combined Bachelor and Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8415
Degree Programme Class LM-41 - Medicine
Years in which the programme is being held I,II,III,IV,V,VI
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Davide Trerè
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements and evaluation

This degree programme has restricted access. Admission to the degree programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.

Applicants must also:

A - possess the knowledge and competences laid down annually in the Ministerial Decree governing the entrance exam, as published in the call for applications.

B - have basic knowledge of the English language.

The number of allocated places, the date of the entrance exam, the contents and methods of the selection process are laid down annually by MIUR Decree and indicated in the call for applications.

2. Assessment of basic knowledge

Concerning point A, applicants admitted to the Degree Programme are deemed to possess the required knowledge. The annual Ministerial Decree governing the methods and contents of the entrance exams for degree programmes nationally planned restricted access may also establish a minimum threshold for admission, both for Italian nationals, EU and equivalent nationals and for foreign nationals resident abroad, within the number of reserved places. If the Ministerial Decree does not establish a minimum threshold for admission, Additional Learning Requirements (OFA) may be set as described in point 3 below, for students who do not obtain a minimum score of 20 (Italian nationals, EU and equivalent nationals) and 5 (foreign nationals resident abroad).

Concerning point B, applicants passing the English language test to at least level B1 within the terms laid down in the call for applications will be deemed to meet the requirements.

3. Additional learning requirements and relative testing

Concerning point 1A, OFA may be assigned in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. They will be deemed to be completed by students passing the following exams in the terms set by the Academic Bodies:

- Physics (I.C.)

- Biology and Genetics (I.C.).

Concerning point 1B, students who do not pass the English language test by the date laid down in the call for applications will be assigned OFA in English to level B1. The OFA will be deemed to be completed by passing the English language exam by the date set by the Academic Bodies.

Students who do not complete the additional learning requirements in the set terms will be required to re-enrol in the first year of the programme as repeating students.

4. Exemption of assessment of basic knowledge

Concerning point 1A, no exemptions are foreseen.

Concerning point 1B (English language knowledge) exemption is foreseen in the following cases:

applicants submitting an English language certificate to at least level B1 issued by an authorised certification body (list available on the CILTA website);

applicants who have passed an English language exam in their previous studies for which the relative university (or administration office) has certified the level to at least B1;

students from previous degree systems who have passed an English language exam.

Applicants to whom this clause refers should apply for exemption when submitting their application to the Student Administration Office.

Programme profile

The Single Cycle degree programme in Medicine and Surgery trains students to become competent doctors in all fundamental fields of medical science who, with the knowledge acquired in the programme are able to continue specialist studies in all medical and surgical fields, exercising any of the roles foreseen by the health system regulations and who are in the best possible condition to apply lifelong learning techniques.

The specific learning outcomes of the programme are coherent with the general provisions of the Bologna Process and the specific provisions of EC Directive 2005/36/EC and the European Specifications in Medical Education drawn up by the Thematic Network on Medical Education in Europe (MEDINE), under the joint supervision of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE) under the auspice of the European Commission. They are represented within the European Qualifications Framework (Dublin descriptors).

The curriculum is divided into three consecutive biennial programmes, as described below. In particular:

1) The first biennial programme provides basic scientific knowledge starting with physics and chemistry, aiming to understand the structure and functions of the human body in both microscopic (single molecules and molecular structures) and macroscopic (tissue and organs) terms. The first biennial programme is completed with an understanding of general mechanisms of various pathologies and the defence system of the organism.

2) The second biennial programme begins with the acquisition of the basic tools for the approach to the sick organism, covering mainly the pathology of organs and systems; the acquired knowledge is applied to the development of skills in the approach to sick patients during the clinical internship, which counts for approx. 25% of the whole degree programme; the programme is completed by the study of pathological anatomy to develop knowledge of the alteration of organs and systems.

3) The third biennial programme is strongly oriented to the development of a comprehensive clinical approach to the patient; as the degree programme is aligned to the definition adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO), in which health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, it includes a large portion of internship (75% of the total programme) dealing with clinical issues in midwifery and gynaecology, paediatrics, general medicine and surgery; to complete the programme, students will acquire specific skills in clinical areas with strong social impact, community medicine, ageing, medical oncology, psychiatry, legal medicine, occupational health and medical surgical emergencies.

The three biennial programmes generally run over twelve semesters. On a yearly basis, in compliance with the teaching regulation, the Degree Programme Board decides on the division of the various learning activities according to their appropriateness of the various planned course units to the specific learning outcomes. The curriculum organisation ensures that all learning activities included in the degree programme contribute to achieving the learning outcomes laid down in the European Qualifications Framework (Dublin descriptors). The type and methods of assessment are laid down in the degree programme teaching regulation in compliance with the University Teaching Regulation; the various methods of assessment of the learning outcomes, in line with the European Qualifications Framework (Dublin descriptors), are fully represented in the regulations.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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