Degree in Medicine and Surgery

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Degree in Medicine and Surgery

The mission of the six year Degree – single cycle – Course is identified with the training of a doctor with an international professional profile, characterized by a multidisciplinary and integrated vision of health and disease problems, with an education oriented towards the community, the territory, the global health challenges and fundamentally towards disease prevention and health promotion and with a humanistic culture in its implications of medical interest. This specific mission is centered not only on the disease, but above all on the sick person, considered in his/her globality of soma and psyche and within the social context. The objectives, whose achievement constitute the qualifying background of the Doctor to be formed include:

  • Good capacity for human contact (communication skills);
  • Self-learning and self-assessment skills (continuing education);
  • Ability to analyze and resolve, in complete autonomy, the problems connected with medical practice, together with a good clinical practice based on scientific evidence (evidence based medicine);
  • Habit of constant updating of knowledge and skills, and possession of the methodological and cultural bases for autonomous acquisition and critical evaluation of new knowledge and skills (continuing professional development);
  • Good interdisciplinary and interprofessional practice (interprofessional education);

In-depth knowledge of methodological fundaments which are necessary for a correct approach at scientific medical research, joined with an autonomous use of computer-based technologies which are indispensable in the clinical practice.

Types of didactic and educational activities

  • Formal didactics

This didactic form includes: – lectures: dealing with one specific topic that is identified by a title and performed by a teacher with the help of computing and/or multimedia supports based on a predefined calendar and given to students enrolled to a specific course year and divided into small groups; – seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but carried out contemporarily by many teachers with different competences 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 frontal teaching activity is always provided by teaching staff (first and second level professors, researchers and professors).

  • Non formal didactics

It deals with interactive didactic activities aimed at small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the students in the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and behavioral models. Learning mainly occurs through stimuli deriving from problem solving and the use of methodological skills needed to resolve them and taking decisions as well as through the direct and personal use of actions (gesture and relational) in practical exercises and/or attending clinical departments, surgeries, territorial facilities and research laboratories. The function of the tutor can also be entrusted to non-university personnel of recognized qualification in the specific training sector, according to the recruitment methods provided by the University 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
individual courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are
proposed annually by the course teachers within the start date of the enrolments for the
new academic year.
B) Professional activities. During the three year degree course, the student is required to
acquire the professional specifications in the nursing field by carrying out internships in
facilities identified by the degree course council (CCL) and in the defined periods. The
internship can also be done in developing countries.
C) Elective activities. The degree course council organizes the offer of elective didactic
activities that are created with lectures, seminars, interactive courses with small groups
among which the student is able to exercise their own personal option until achieving an overall number of 6 credits. Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities
among the didactics supplied.
D) Training activities for the preparation of the final exam.
In order to be admitted to the final degree examination, the student must prepare an original thesis under the guidance and responsibility of a professor of the Faculty of Medicine as a supervisor. This activity is defined as a “graduation internship”. The student can perform the thesis internship at any Faculty structure or affiliated with the Faculty. It can also be carried out at facilities that are not affiliated under the responsibility of the supervisor. The thesis supervisor professors are first or second level professors or adjunct researchers or professors.

Professional Opportunities

Graduates in Medicine and Surgery will carry out the activity of M.D.-surgeon in the various clinical, health and biomedical roles and fields. The employment opportunities normally offered to graduates in Medicine and Surgery are represented by:

  • Specialization Schools.
  • Ph. D.
  • Public and private clinics.
  • Hospitals and specialist centers.
  • Universities and research centers.
  • Territorial M.D.
  • National and international health and humanitarian organizations.


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.


Admission test (TEST UCAT)

Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test and a speaking test. The UCAT is developed and delivered by the UKCAT Consortium. Information regarding test content and how to prepare for the test can be found here ( In February 2019, the UKCAT Consortium are changing the name of their admission test from UKCAT to UCAT. From 1stFebruary 2019, the website will change to The test content will remain the same. UCAT 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.


No. of Questions



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


300 – 900

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


300 – 900

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


300 – 900

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


300 – 900





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





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

Final ranking for admission

UniCamillus draws up the final ranking based on the result achieved in the UCAT test.

Examination topics and admission criteria

The admission test consists of a written test. The UniCamillus admission test consists of a written test in English and composed of 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.

Book List A.Y. 2020/21

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Year III

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Semester II


Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 1 Semester 1

Chemical Principles:The Quest for Insight ChemistryPeter Atkins , Loretta Jones, Leroy LavermanBiochemistryM.S. Silderberg, McGraw-Hill International Edition.G.Tundo – D. Sbardella
General, Organic & Biochemistry. 7th Ed.Katherine J Denniston, Joseph J Topping and Robert L CaretBiochemistry2010. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.G.Tundo – D. Sbardella
“Molecular Biology of the Cell”, VI edition,Bruce Alberts et al.,Applied BiologyGarland Science, 2014. ISBN: 9780815344643L.Pacini- E.Maiani
“Medical Genetics”Lynn Jorde, John Carey, Michael BamshadMedical GeneticsEdited by Elsevier ISBN: 9780323597371C.Ciccacci
PHYSICS: Principles with Applications” Seventh edition or subsequentDouglas C. GiancoliApplied PhysicsPearson Education. IncI.Indovina
Essential Medical StatisticsKirkwood, SterneMedical StatisticsJohn Wiley and SonsVairo

Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 1

Histology a text and atlas, sixth edition.Ross M.H. and W. PawlinaIstologyWolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.M.Massimiani-L.Campagnolo-F.Klinger
Gray’s Anatomy (latest edition)R.L.Drake,A.Wayne Vogl,Adam W.M.MitchellHuman AnatomyChurchill Livingstone, Elsevier. ISBN 9780702042072V.Cesarini
Atlas of Human Anatomy, latest editionFrank H. NetterHuman AnatomyElsevier.V.Cesarini
The Cambridge History of MedicinePorter R.History Of MedicineCambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2000P.Refolo
Health Technology Assessment and Health Policy-Making in EuropeM.V. Garrido, F.B. Kristensen, C.P. Nelsen, R. BusseApplied EconomicsWorld Health OrganizationD’Angela
Methods for the economic evaluation of health care programmes (4th edition)M.F. Drummond, M.J. Scuplpher, K.Claxton, G. L. Stoddart, G.W. TorranceApplied Economics D’Angela
Ethics in Healthcare: A Philosophical IntroductionEzio Di NucciMoral PhylosophyRowan and LittlefieldA.Boccanelli, Pacifici Noja L.E., F.Iodice
Ethical Challenges in Health Care: Developing Your Moral CompassVicki Lachman PhD MBE APRNMoral PhylosophySpencer Publishing CompanyA.Boccanelli, Pacifici Noja L.E., F.Iodice
Ethical Issues in Home Health Care 1st EditionRosalind Ekman Ladd, Lynn Pasquerella, Smith SheriMoral PhylosophyCharles C.ThomasA.Boccanelli, Pacifici Noja L.E., F.Iodice
Ethical Issues in Rural Health Care 1st EditionCraig M. Klugman, Pamela M. DalinisMoral PhylosophyJohns Hopkins University PressA.Boccanelli, Pacifici Noja L.E., F.Iodice
Notes of Moral Philosophy and Fundamentals of Ethics, First edition (Rome, 2020).Fabio IODICE,Moral Phylosophy A.Boccanelli, Pacifici Noja L.E., F.Iodice

Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 2

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 7th ed.David L. Nelson; Michael M. Cox.Biochemistry2017. W.H.FreemanG.Lazzarino
Priciples of Biochemistry(International Student Version) 4th ed.Voet D, Voet JG, Pratt CWBiochemistryJohn Wiley and Sons Inc.G.Lazzarino
Biochemistry 4th ed.Christopher K. Mathews , Van Holde, K. E.Biochemistry2012. PearsonG.Lazzarino
Molecular Biology of the Gene (7th ed)Watson James D , Baker Tania A , Bell Stephen P , Gann Alexander , Levine Michael , Losick RichardMolecular BiologyCold Spring Harbor Laboratory PressM.R.Capobianchi
Molecular Biology: Principles and Practice; 2nd editionMichael M. Cox, Jennifer Doudna, Michael O’Donnell.Molecular BiologyW.H.Freeman & Co(16 March 2015)M.R.Capobianchi
Human PhysiologySherwood.PhysiologyBrooks/ColeC.Frank,G.D’Arcangelo,C.Zona
Medical PhysiologyGuyton and Hall.PhysiologySaundersC.Frank,G.D’Arcangelo,C.Zona
NeurosciencePurvesPhysiologyOUP USAC.Frank,G.D’Arcangelo,C.Zona
Essential of esercise physiologyWilliam D.McArdle, Frank I.Katch, Victor L.KatchMethods and Disactic Approaches of Physical ActivitiesWolters Kluver Health Inc, USAV.Tancredi
Medical MicrobiologyPatrick Murray r. et al.BacteriologyElsevier / Masson Editors Sixth Edition. ISBN: 9780323299565A. Di Caro , F. Pica, D.Armenia, D.Di Cave


Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 2

Human PhysiologySherwood.PhysiologyBrooks/ColeM.C.Pellicciari,G.D’Arcangelo
Medical PhysiologyGuyton and Hall.PhysiologySaundersM.C.Pellicciari,G.D’Arcangelo
NeurosciencePurvesPhysiologyOUP USAM.C.Pellicciari,G.D’Arcangelo
Essential of esercise physiologyWilliam D.McArdle, Frank I.Katch, Victor L.KatchMethods and Disactic Approaches of Physical ActivitiesWolters Kluver Health Inc, USAG.Annino
Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 9th Edition,Abul Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai.Immunology and ImmunopathologyElsevierA.Rufini, M.Benvenuto
Gray’s Anatomy (latest edition)Susan StandringHuman AnatomyChurchill Livingstone, Elsevier.V.Cesarini
Atlas of Human Anatomy,Frank H. Netter (latest edition)Human AnatomyElsevierV.Cesarini
Pathologic Basis of Disease.Robbins & CotranGeneral PathologySaundersD.Goletti, M.Benvenuto, R.Bei
Rubin’s Pathology:Clinicopathologic Foundations of MedicineDavid S. StrayerGeneral PathologyWolters Kluwer HealthD.Goletti, M.Benvenuto, R.Bei


Book List A.Y. 2018/19 Year 1 Semester 1

Chemical Principles: The Quest for InsightPeter Atkins , Loretta Jones, Leroy LavermanBiochemistryW.H. Freeman & Co. – MacMillan International Higher EducationG. R. Tundo, D. Sbardella
ChemistryM.S. SilberbergBiochemistryMcGraw-Hill EducationG. R. Tundo, D. Sbardella
General, Organic & Biochemistry 7th Ed. 2010Katherine J Denniston, Joseph J Topping and Robert L CaretBiochemistryMcGraw-Hill Higher EducationG. R. Tundo, D. Sbardella
Histology: a Text and Atlas, sixth editionRoss M.H. and W. PawlinaHistologyWolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and WilkinsL. Campagnolo, F. Klinger
Larsen’s Human Embryology, fourth editionSchoenwolf, Bleyl, Bauer and Francis-WestHistologyElsevierL. Campagnolo, F. Klinger
Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, fifth editionCarlson B.MHistologyElsevierL. Campagnolo, F. Klinger
The Developing Human, Clinically oriented Embryology 9th editionMoore KL, Persaud T.V.N. and Torchia M.G.HistologyElsevierL. Campagnolo, F. Klinger
PHYSICS: Principles with Applications, Seventh editionDouglas C. GiancoliApplied PhysicsPearson Education Inc.I. Indovina
Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials 4ed 2014Geoffrey R. Norman, David L. StreinerMedical StatisticsPMPH USA LtdL. E. Gialloreti
Didactic Material provided by the teacher Information Technology M. Talamo

Book List A.Y. 2018/19 Year 1 Semester 2

Molecular Biology of the Cell 6th ed 2014Bruce Alberts et al.Applied BiologyGarland ScienceL. Pacini, E. Maiani
Medical GeneticsLynn Jorde John Carey Michael BamshadMedical GeneticsElsevierC. Ciccacci
General, Gray’s Anatomy- The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice 41st editionSusan StandringHuman AnatomyElsevierV. Cesarini, G. Sciamanna
Atlas of Human Anatomy 7th edFrank H. NetterHuman AnatomyElsevierV. Cesarini, G. Sciamanna
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine, 2001Porter RMedicine HistoryCambridge University PressP.Refolo
Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, fifth editionM.V. Garrido, F.B. Kristensen, C.P. Nelsen, R. BusseApplied EconomicsWorld Health OrganizationD. D’Angela
Programmazione e controllo di gestione nelle aziende sanitarie, 2000G. CasatiApplied Economics D. D’Angela
Methods for the economic evaluation of health care programmes (4th edition)M.F. Drummond, M.J. Scuplpher, K.Claxton, G. L. Stoddart, G.W. TorranceApplied EconomicsOxford University PressD. D’Angela
How Doctors Think, 2007Jerome GroopmanMoral PhilosophyHoughton Mifflin CoA. Boccanelli
Being Mortal. Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End, 2004Atul GawandeMoral PhilosophyMacMillanA.Boccanelli
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis 2009Lisa SandersMoral PhilosophyPenguin Random HouseA.Boccanelli
Narrative Medicine. Honoring the Stories of Illness, 2008Rita CharonMoral PhilosophyOxford University PressA.Boccanelli
Didactic Material provided by the teacher Moral Philosophy L. E. Pacifici Noja

President of the Teaching Committee: Francesco Prati



Actors of the Quality Assurance process
The Quality Assurance Group (QA) is chaired by the Director of the Degree Course or by the President, who is the Responsible for the Quality of the Course; it ensures the proper and regular performance of the activities, in coordination with the Academic Quality Assurance and with the QA referents of the University.

The QA contributes to the design, implementation and verification of the activities of the Degree Course

The Review Group performs the following functions:

a) identifying the improvements, reporting the person in charge and specifying the deadlines and the indicators that allow verifying the degree of implementation;
b) verifying the achievement of the objectives pursued or identifying any reasons for a failure or partial achievement;
c) drafting the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which is sent to the Evaluation Unit and the Academic Quality Assurance through the University Quality Office.

During the statutory transitional phase, in order to facilitate the start-up phase of the QA System, UniCamillus considered it functional to choose the appointment at the level of each Degree Course of the only Quality Assurance Group, which is also called to perform the functions of the Review Group.
The QA has the task of monitoring the progress of the Degree Course management and of drafting the Annual Monitoring Report and the cyclical review report (RCC) in collaboration with the President of the Teaching Committee.

Quality Assurance Group of Medicine and Surgery Degree Course

  • Alessia GALATI
  • Antonella PALOMBO
  • Francesco PRATI