Degree in Medicine and Surgery

During the Degree in Medicine and Surgery, the graduates at UniCamillus will have to be able to know the scientific basics and the necessary theoretical-practical preparations in accordance with the directives 75/363/CEE in order to practice in the medical profession as well as the methodology and culture needed for permanent training. Additionally, a level of professional, decision making and operative autonomy deriving from education and characterized by a holistic approach towards health problems of the sick and healthy is also needed together in relation to the chemical-physical, biological and social settings that surround them; knowledge of essential theory which derives from basic science with the perspective of it being applied professionally; the capacity of detecting and critically evaluating from a clinical and unitary point of view which is also extended towards the social-cultural dimension and genre and the data relative to the state of health, psychopathologies and organ pathologies; the abilities and experience united towards the capacity of self-evaluation in order to take and resolve responsible health problems from a preventative, diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation point of view; the knowledge of historical, epistemological and ethical dimensions; the capacity to communicate clearly and humanely with the patient and relatives; the capacity of collaborating with the different professional figures in the different health group activities; the capacity of also applying the principles of health economics in decisions; the capacity of recognizing the health problems of the community and intervening in a competent way.

 

DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY

FIRST YEAR - FIRST TERM

SSD

CFU

Chemistry and introductory biochemistry

Bio/10 BIOCHEMISTRY

6

Human anatomy I

Bio/16 HUMAN ANATOMY

7

Physics and statistics

Fis/07 APPLIED PHYSICS

5

Med/01 MEDICAL STATISTICS

3

Inf/01 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

4

FIRST YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

Biology and genetics

Bio/13 APPLIED BIOLOGY

9

Med/03 MEDICAL GENETICS

1

Histology and embryology

Bio17 HISTOLOGY

10

Economy and International Social Politics

Med/02 HISTORY OF MEDICINE

2

Secs-p/06 APPLIED ECONOMICS

2

M-fil/03 MORAL PHILOSOPHY

6

Clinical Practice

 

5

TOTAL

 

60

 

 

 

SECOND YEAR - FIRST TERM

SSD

CFU

Biochemistry

Bio/10 BIOCHEMISTRY

8

Bio/11 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

4

Physiology I

Bio/09 PHYSIOLOGY

9

M-edf/01 METHODS AND DIDACTIC APPROACHES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

1

SECOND YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

Microbiology

Med/07 MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

8

Physiology II

Bio/09 PHYSIOLOGY

9

M-edf/02 METHODS AND DIDACTIC APPROACHES OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES

1

Immunology and immunopathology

Med/04 GENERAL PATHOLOGY

4

Human Anatomy II

Bio/16 HUMAN ANATOMY

7

Electives

 

4

Clinical practice

 

5

TOTAL

 

60

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR - FIRST TERM

SSD

CFU

General pathology

Med/46 LABORATORY MEDICINE TECHNICAL SCIENCES

2

Med/04 GENERAL PATHOLOGY

6

Laboratory medicine

Bio/12 CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND CLINICAL MOLECULAR BIOCHEMISTRY

2

Med/05 CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

2

Med/07 MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

3

Clinical symptopathology

Med/18 GENERAL SURGERY

4

Med/09 INTERNAL MEDICINE

4

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

Systematic pathology I

Med/10 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES

2

Med/11 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM DISEASES

2

Med/21 CHEST SURGERY

1

Med/22 VASCULAR SURGERY

3

Med/23 HEART SURGERY

2

Systematic pathology II

Med/12 GASTROENTEROLOGY

2

Med/13 ENDOCRINOLOGY

3

Med/14 NEPHROLOGY

2

Med/24 UROLOGY

3

Med/49 APPLIED DIETETICS

2

Clinical practice

 

15

TOTAL

 

60

FOURTH YEAR - FIRST TERM

SSD

CFU

Pharmacology

Bio/14 PHARMACOLOGY

8

General Hygiene

Med/42 GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE

6

Anatomic pathology

Med/08 ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

14

FOURTH YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

Systemic pathology III

Med/15 BLOOD DISEASES

2

Med/09 INTERNAL MEDICINE

2

Med/16 RHEUMATOLOGY

2

Med/17 INFECTIOUS DISEASES

5

Obstetrics and gynecology

Med/40 GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

5

Psychiatry

Med/25 PSYCHIATRY

3

M-psi/08 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

2

Clinical practice

 

11

TOTAL

 

60

 

 

 

FIFTH YEAR - FIRST TERM

SSD

CFU

Neurological sciences

Med/26 NEUROLOGY

4

Med/27 NEUROSURGERY

2

Diseases of musculoskeletal system

Med/33 LOCOMOTIVE SYSTEM DISEASES

4

Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

Med/36 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY

4

Pediatric sciences

Med/38 GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED PEDIATRICS

4

Med/20 PEDIATRIC SURGERY

3

Med/39 PEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHIATRY

2

FIFTH YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

General surgey

Med/18 GENERAL SURGERY

10

Specialistic disciplines

Med/28 ORAL DISEASES

2

Med/30 EYE DISEASES

2

Med/31 OTOLARINGOLOGY

2

Dermatology and plastic surgery

Med/35 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND SKIN DISEASES

3

Med/19 PLASTIC SURGERY

2

Clinical practice

 

16

TOTAL

 

60

 

 

 

SIXTH YEAR - FIRST TERM

SSD

CFU

Internal medicine and medical genetics I

Med/45 GENERAL CLINICAL AND PEDIATRIC NURSING SCIENCES

1

Med/03 MEDICAL GENETICS

1

Med/09 INTERNAL MEDICINE

4

Med/06 MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

2

Forensic medicine

Med/43 FORENSIC MEDICINE

4

Emergency

Med/41 ANESTHESIOLOGY

3

Scientific english

L-Lin/12– ENGLISH LANGUAGE

6

SIXTH YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

Internal medicine and medical genetics II

Med/45 GENERAL CLINICAL AND PEDIATRIC NURSING SCIENCES

1

Med/03 MEDICAL GENETICS

1

Med/09 INTERNAL MEDICINE

4

Med/06 MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

3

Electives

 

4

Clinical practice

 

8

Final exam

 

18

TOTAL

 

60

The prerequisites needed by students who wish to enroll in the Degree course in Medicine and Surgery are:

  • Adequate initial preparation according to what is foreseen by the current regulations to enter courses with a nationally limited number of participants
  • Good predisposition to human contact
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to autonomously acquire new knowledge and information by evaluating them critically.

Possession of a study title that meets one of the following criteria:

  • a secondary school diploma that gives access to the University, issued by a state or equivalent educational institution of the Italian education system in Italy or abroad;
  • final qualification of secondary education issued by an institution belonging to a foreign school system, located in Italy or abroad, obtained following a course of at least 12 years of schooling;
  • final qualification of secondary education obtained in a school system that includes 10 or 11 years of schooling, supplemented with one or two years of university, provided that all the exams scheduled for those academic years have been passed.

Candidates enrolled in the last year of secondary school can also participate in the selections at the state and private school institutions of the Italian education system or at a foreign secondary education institution that allows the achievement of a valid qualification for admission to courses of higher education of the Italian system with the condition, if the test results are positive, to present the diploma or qualification just obtained at the time of the subsequent enrolment to the courses, under penalty of exclusion from the list of admitted candidates.

Students already in possession of an academic degree (obtained in Italy or abroad) and those who come from another degree course or university degree are required to observe the same procedures indicated in this call for applications and take part in the admission test.

N. 65 slots are available to non-EU candidates.

N. 55 slots are available to EU candidates and equiparated.

NON EU Citizens

Registration to the entry test will be possible from 21stMay 2018 and no later than 18thSeptember 2018.

In order to complete the registration for the admission test, each candidate must register and follow the instructions.

The candidate is responsible for the information given when filling in the registration form. The presence of false, incorrect or omitted information results in the immediate exclusion from the test or, if already passed, the cancellation from the lists of those admitted.

With the submission of the form for the registration to the test the candidates authorises UniCamillus to carry out checks at institutions and authorities that have issued or validated the qualifications attached to the application.

Admission test (TEST UKCAT)

The admission test for the single-cycle Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery is the UKCAT test.

UKCAT is a computer-based test that must be taken at certified test centres  and lasts two hours.

The test consists of five separate sections to be passed within a set time and each consists of a series of multiple choice questions.

Sections

No. of Questions

Points

(min-max)

Verbal Reasoning

Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.

44

300 - 900

Decision-Making

Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.

29

300 - 900

Quantitative Reasoning

Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.

36

300 - 900

Abstract Reasoning

Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.

55

300 - 900

TOTAL

164

1200-3600

 

Situational Assessment

It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.

69

Level

1-4

 

UKCAT Test Evaluation

The overall assessment is obtained by summing the scores of the Verbal Reasoning, Decision-making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning sections. The “Situational Assessment” section is not relevant for the final score. 

The entry test, entirely in English, must be taken on one of the dates and places scheduled on the website www.ukcat.ac.ukduring the period between July 2nd and October 2nd 2018. A copy of the "score" - delivered to the candidate by UKCAT on the same day of the exam - must be sent to UniCamillus by using their access to the portal obtained at the time of registration, no later than 5thOctober 2018.

UniCamillus will draw up the final ranking based on the results of the UKCAT test.

Plaese read the Non EU Medicine and Surgery Call for Admissions 2018 for further details.

 

EU Citizens

Enrolment in the admission test will be possible from 21stMay 2018 and no later than 29thSeptember 2018.

Examination topics and admission criteria

The admission test consists of a written test and, for candidates who have ranked among the top 220 in the ranking of scores achieved, in an oral interview.

Written Examination

The UniCamillus admission test consists of a written test in English and composed of 75 multiple choice questions of logical, quantitative, verbal and abstract reasoning, which have five response options, among which the candidate must identify only one answer, discarding the wrong, arbitrary or less probable conclusions. The test will last 80 minutes.

Candidates placed within the first 220 places in the merit ranking on the basis of the score obtained by each candidate in the written test are admitted to the oral examination, which constitutes the second selection test.

Oral Examination

The oral exam consists of an interview that focuses on general culture topics, based on secondary high school aptitude and motivational programs, aimed at verifying the predisposition of each candidate for the disciplines covered by the Course and the specific aims of the University.

The evaluation of the oral interview is equal to a maximum of 20 points out of 100.

The final ranking will be drawn up by adding the scores of the written examination (max 75 points),  (max 25 points).

Candidates with a score of less than 40 points will not be admitted, regardless of ranking.

Plaese read the EU Medicine and Surgery Call for Admissions 2018 for further details.

Teaching method.

a) Formal didactics

This didactic form includes:

- lectures: dealing with one specific topic, identified by a title and carried out by a teacher together with the help of I.T. and/or multimedia devices and based on the predefined timetable and given to students regularly enrolled to a determined year of study course as well as being divided into small groups;

- seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but contemporarily carried out by many teachers with different skills, and as such, noted in the lesson registers in each one of them;

During the last period of the course, when non Italian students will have acquired sufficient command of the language, some courses may be taught in Italian. The lectures are always given by the teaching staff (first and second level professors, researchers and contracted professors).

b) Non-formal didactics

It deals with interactive didactic activities addressed to small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the student in learning the know-how, skills and behavioral models. Learning is mainly done through the stimuli from problem analysis and through the mobilization of methodological skills and decision making needed to solve them as well as through the direct and personal use of action (gesture and relational) in the contexts of practical exercises and/or attendance in clinics, surgeries, territorial structures and research labs. The function of the tutor can also be entrusted to non-university staff who have the recognized qualification in that specific education sector and is in accordance with the recruitment process foreseen by the university’s regulations.

A) Teaching courses.

The integrated teaching courses are held by one or more teachers in function to the specific objectives assigned to the course.

The specific objectives of the single courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are proposed annually by course teachers within the starting date of the enrollments to the new academic year.

B) Professional activity.

The student is required to acquire specific professional skills in the field of internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as medical-surgical specialties via the facilities identified by the faculty council or the master’s degree course with an overall number of 60 university credits.

The role of the tutor for training internships carried out in the non-university structures can be taken by highly qualified staff and is dependent on the convention with the facility.

The internship can also be held in developing countries.

C) Elective activities.

The Council of the master’s degree organizes the offer of the elective didactic activities which can be carried out through lectures, seminars and interactive courses with small groups among which the student practices their own personal option until they achieve an overall number of 8 university credits.

Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities among the didactic offers.

D) Educational activities for final exam preparation.

In order to be admitted to take the final exam for the degree, the student has to prepare a thesis elaborated in an original way and under the guidance and responsibility of a lecturer in the faculty of medicine and surgery. This activity is defined as the “degree internship”.

The student can carry out the thesis internship in any of the facilities of the faculty or those in convention with the faculty. The thesis internship can also be done in non-convention facilities under the responsibility of the lecturer. The lecturers are first or second level professors, researchers or contracted professors.

2018 Call forAdmissions!

Here are the links:

"CALL FOR THE ADMISSION OF EUROPEAN AND EQUIPARATED STUDENTS IN THE DEGREE COURSE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY"

"CALL FOR THE ADMISSION OF NON EUROPEAN  STUDENTS IN THE DEGREE COURSE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY"

The Degree in medicine and surgery lasts 6 years.

It offers the scientific basics and the theoretical-practical needs to practice in the medical profession in accordance to the directives 75/363/CEE which has set the standards for the education of doctors in the European Union: the UniCamillus graduates will be allowed to operate in the whole of the European Union. Furthermore, they will be able to tackle many of the deficiencies of the specialist professional roles within the Southern parts of the world. Since 2006, the World Health Organization has launched the “Task Shifting Project”. The project which is trying to combat the impossibility of giving a reasonable response in acceptable times due to the lack of healthcare workers at all levels has hypothesized that a certain number of activities which are usually done by specialist doctors can be preserved to general practitioners. 
In line with UniCamillus’ humanitarian mission, during the study path, there will also be an extra emphasis placed on the existing interrelations between the contents of basic science and those of clinical sciences with particular attention placed on the interdisciplinarity of medicine and an approach that is strongly oriented towards the humanity of the patient by critically evaluating not only all the clinical aspects but also dedicating attention towards the relational, educative, social and ethic aspects involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria as well as the rehabilitation and recovery of the highest level possible of psychophysical health.