Degree in medicine and surgery

The Degree in medicine and surgery lasts 6 years

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.

  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.

 

Study plan
Admission test
Didactics
Student Area
Professors Office Hours
Calendar

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

I YEAR – I SEM.

CFU TOT

SSD

SUBJECT

CFU PARZIALE

CHEMISTRY AND INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY  

6

 

 

 

 

 

bio/10

Biochemistry

6

BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

10

 

 

 

 

 

bio/13

Applied Biology

9

 

 

med/03

Medical Genetics

1

PHYSICS AND STATISTICS

12

 

 

 

 

 

fis/07

Applied Physics

5

 

 

med/01

Medical Statistics

3

 

 

inf/01

Information Technology

4

I YEAR – II SEM.

 

 

 

 

HISTOLOGY AND EMBRIOLOGY

10

 

 

 

 

 

bio/17

Istology

10

HUMAN ANATOMY I

7

 

 

 

 

 

bio/16

Human Anatomy

7

ECONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL POLITICS

10

 

 

 

 

 

med/02

History of Medicine

2

 

 

secs-p/06

Applied Economics

2

 

 

m-fil/03

Moral Phylosophy

6

CLINICAL PRACTICE

5

 

 

5

CFU TOTAL I AY

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II YEAR – I SEM.

CFU TOT

SSD

SUBJECT

CFU PARZIALE

BIOCHEMISTRY

12

 

 

 

 

 

bio/10

Biochemistry

8

 

 

bio/11

Molecular Biology

4

PHYSIOLOGY I

10

 

 

 

 

 

bio/09

Physiology

9

 

 

m-edf/01

Methods and Didactic Approaches Of Physical Activities

1

MICROBIOLOGY

8

 

 

 

 

 

med/07

Bacteriology

4

 

 

med/07

Virology

3

 

 

vet/06

Parasitology

1

II YEAR – II SEM.

CFU TOT

SSD

SUBJECT

CFU PARZIALE

PHYSIOLOGY II

10

 

 

 

 

 

bio/09

Physiology

9

 

 

m-edf/02

Methods and Didactic Approaches of Sports Activities

1

IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOPATHOLOGY

4

 

 

 

 

 

med/04

General Pathology

4

HUMAN ANATOMY II

7

 

 

 

 

 

bio/16

Human Anatomy

7

ELECTIVE COURSES

1

 

 

1

GENERAL PATHOLOGY

8

 

 

 

 

 

med/46

Laboratory Medicine Technical Sciences

2

 

 

med/04

General Pathology

6

 

 

 

 

 

III YEAR – I SEM.

CFU TOT

SSD

SUBJECT

CFU PARZIALE

SISTEMATIC PATHOLOGY I

10

 

 

 

 

 

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

LABORATORY MEDICINE

8

 

 

 

 

 

bio/12

Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biochemistry

2

 

 

med/05

Clinical Pathology

2

 

 

med/07

Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology

2

 

 

vet/06

Clinical Parasitology

1

 

 

med/16

Rheumatology

1

CLINICAL SEMIOTICS

8

 

 

 

 

 

med/18

General Surgery

4

 

 

med/09

Internal Medicine

4

ELECTIVE COURSES

3

 

 

3

III YEAR – II SEM.

 

 

 

 

PHARMACOLOGY

8

 

 

 

 

 

bio/14

Pharmacology

8

GENERAL HYGIENE

6

 

 

 

 

 

med/42

General and Applied Hygiene

6

ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

14

 

 

 

 

 

med/08

Anatomic Pathology

14

ELECTIVE COURSES

3

 

 

3

CFU TOTAL III AY

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV YEAR – I SEM.

CFU TOT

SSD

SUBJECT

CFU PARZIALE

SYSTEMATIC PATHOLOGY II

12

 

 

 

 

 

med/12

Gastroenterology

2

 

 

med/13

Endocrinology

3

 

 

med/14

Nephrology

2

 

 

med/24

Urology

3

 

 

med/49

Dietary Technical Sciences

2

SISTEMATIC PATHOLOGY III

10

 

 

 

 

 

med/15

Blood Diseases

2

 

 

med/09

Internal Medicine

2

 

 

med/16

Rheumatology

1

 

 

med/17

Infectious Diseases

5

ELECTIVE COURSES

1

 

 

1

CLINICAL PRACTICE

7

 

 

7

IV YEAR – II SEM.

 

 

 

 

OSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

5

 

 

 

 

 

med/40

Ostetrics and Gynecology

5

PSYCHIATRY

5

 

 

 

 

 

med/25

Psychiatry

3

 

 

m-psi/08

Clinical Psycology

2

CLINICAL PRACTICE

11

 

 

11

PEDIATRIC SCIENCES

9

 

 

 

 

 

med/38

General and Specialist Pediatrics

4

 

 

med/20

Pediatric and infant Surgery

3

 

 

med/39

Child Neuropsychiatry

2

CFU TOTAL IV AY

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V YEAR – I SEM.

CFU TOT

SSD

SUBJECT

CFU PARZIALE

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES

6

 

 

 

 

 

med/26

Neurology

4

 

 

med/27

Neurosurgery

2

DISEASES OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

4

 

 

 

 

 

med/33

Diseases of musuloskeletal System

4

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY

4

 

 

 

 

 

med/36

Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy

4

SPECIALIST DISCIPLINES

6

 

 

 

 

 

med/28

Oral Diseases

2

 

 

med/30

Eye Diseases

2

 

 

med/31

Otolaryngology

2

CLINICAL PRACTICE

10

 

 

10

V YEAR – II SEM.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL SURGERY

10

 

 

 

 

 

med/18

Diseases of the Respiratory System

10

DERMATOLOGY AND PLASTIC SURGERY

5

 

 

 

 

 

med/35

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Skin Disesases  

3

 

 

med/19

Plastic Surgery

2

THESIS PREPARATION

5

 

 

5

CLINICAL PRACTICE

10

 

 

10

CFU TOTAL V AY

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI YEAR – I SEM.

CFU TOT

SSD

SUBJECT

CFU PARZIALE

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND MEDICAL GENETICS I

8

 

 

 

 

 

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

4

 

 

 

 

 

med/43

Forensic Medicine

4

EMERGENCY

3

 

 

 

 

 

med/41

Anesthesiology

3

SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

6

 

 

 

 

 

l-lin/12

Scientific English

6

CLINICAL PRACTICE

7

 

 

7

VI YEAR – II SEM.

 

 

 

 

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND MEDICAL GENETICS II

9

 

 

 

 

 

med/45

General, Clinical and Pediatric Nursing Sciences

1

 

 

med/03

Medical Genetics

1

 

 

med/09

Internal Medicine

4

 

 

med/06

Medical Oncology

3

CLINICAL PRACTICE

10

 

 

10

FINAL EXAM

13

 

 

13

CFU TOTAL VI AY

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CFU TOTAL

360

 

 

 

 

Pre-requisites

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 (www.ukcat.ac.uk). 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 www.ucat.ac.uk. 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.

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

 

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.

 

Examination topics and admission criteria

The admission test consists of a written test,

Written Examination

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.

Books of I Semester

TitleAuthorSubjectEditorProfessor
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

Books of II Semester

TitleAuthorSubjectEditorProfessor
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

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.

Professors Office Hours

Professors receive students upon appointment (book via e-mail).

Didactic Coordinator:   
Paolo Di FrancescoThursday02.00 P.M. – 04.00 P.M.paolo.difrancesco@unicamillus.org

 

ProfessorDayHouremail
Pietro RefoloWednesday01.00 P.M. – 02.00 P.M.pietro.refolo@unicamillus.org
Leonardo Emberti GialloretiWednesday02.00 P.M. – 04.00 P.M.leonardo.embertigialloreti@unicamillus.org
Iole IndovinaThursday01.00 P.M. – 02.00 P.M.iole.indovina@unicamillus.org
Luisa CampagnoloThursday01.00 P.M. – 02.00 P.M.luisa.campagnolo@unicamillus.org
Giuseppe SciamannaThursday02.00 P.M. – 04.00 P.M.Giuseppe.sciamanna@unicamillus.org
Paolo Di FrancescoThursday2.00 P.M. – 04.00 P.M.paolo.difrancesco@unicamillus.org
Cinzia CiccacciThursday12.30 P.M. –  01.30 P.M.cinziaciccacci@unicamillus.org
Diego SbardellaThursday12.30 P.M. – 03.30 P.M.diego.sbardella@unicamillus.org
Grazia Raffaella TundoThursday12.30 P.M. – 03.30 P.M.grazia.tundo@unicamillus.org
Valeriana CesariniWednesday11 A.M. – 12 A.M.valeria.cesarini@unicamillus.org
Laura PaciniTuesday02 P.M. – 04 P.M.laura.pacini@unicamillus.org