The course is characterized by a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to teaching, with a total of 360 credits and 29 examinations, distributed into 12 semesters.

Among the teaching methods, particular relevance is given to interactive teaching, which mostly consists of group activities and team-work coordinated by a tutor. Examples of such methods are Problem Based Learning, Case Method, Problem Solving, Concept Maps and Portfolios.
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Study Plan

Semester Course Teaching / Modules Credits
1st PRINCIPLES OF THE LIVING MATTER

Medical Physics Chemistry

9
1st BUILDING BODIES

Histology and Embryology Human Anatomy

11
1st BEING A MEDICAL DOCTOR

History of Medicine Bioethics General pedagogy

4
Annual THE CELL: MOLECULES AND PROCESSES

Biochemistry Applied biology Cytology Molecular biology Genetics

19
2nd BODY ARCHITECTURE

Human anatomy

9
Total 52
Semester Course Teaching / Modules Credits
1st BODY AT WORK 1 

Human physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroanatomy and Medical physics

14
Annual MECHANISM OF DISEASES

General pathology and Immunology, Microbiology, Genetics

22
2nd BODY AT WORK 2

Human physiology, Biochemistry, Human anatomy and Medical physics

15
Total 51

 

Semester Course Teaching / Modules Credits
Annual COMMUNICATION SKILLS

General Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Internal Medicine

4
1st FOUNDATIONS FOR SYSTEM DISEASES

Clinical Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Radiology

7
1st SYSTEM DISEASES 1

Cardiovascular diseases, Nephrology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Radiology and Urology

17
2nd SYSTEM DISEASES 2

Pharmacology, Radiology, Blood Diseases, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Respiratory Diseases

13
2nd HEAD AND NECK

Otorhinolaryngological Diseases, Odontostomatological Diseases, Ophtalmological Diseases, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology

8
2nd BIOSTATISTICS

Biostatistics

4
Total 53
Semester Course Teaching / Modules Credits
1st COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Clinical Psychology and General Psychology

2
1st SYSTEM DISEASES 3

Pharmacology, Radiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Pathology, Internal Medicine and General Surgery

17
1st BONE AND JOINT DISEASES

Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Radiology

6
1st ICT FOR MEDICINE

Informatics and Hospital Management

3
2nd INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

6
2nd PATHOLOGY

Pathology

4
2nd CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND DERMATOLOGY

Dermatology and Rheumatology

4
2nd PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
MEDICINE
Occupational Medicine, Public Health and Applied Economics
12
Total 54
Semester Course Teaching / Modules Credits
Annual PATIENT MANAGEMENT

Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Biostatistics, Nursing, Internal Medicine and General Surgery

16
1st COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Clinical Psychology

1
1st MENTAL HEALTH

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

5
1st CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE

Neurology, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology

9
1st NEUROPHARMACOLOGY 

Pharmacology

3
2nd OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Obstetrics and Gynecology

5
2nd PEDIATRICS

Pediatrics and Infant Neuropsychiatry

6
2nd ONCOLOGY

Medical Oncology, Radiology and Radiotherapy

4
Total 49
Semester Course Teaching / Modules Credits
1st EMERGENCIES

General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology

4
1st FORENSIC MEDICINE

Forensic Medicine

3
1st PATIENT MANAGEMENT

Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine and General Surgery

8
Total 15

 

To take the following examination(s)The following exams must have been passed

The cell: molecules and processes Principles of the living matter
Body Architecture Building Bodies: from gametes to organs
Body at Work 1 and 2 Building Bodies: from gamets to organs
Body Architecture
The cell: molecules and processes
Principles of the living matter
Mechanism of Diseases Body at Work 1 and 2
System Diseases 1,2 and 3 Mechanism of Diseases
Foundations for System Diseases
Clinical Neuroscience Head and Neck
Pediatrics Infectious Diseases
System Diseases 1,2 and 3
Communication Skills Being a Medical Doctor
Patient Management Biostatistics
System Diseases 1,2 and 3
Clinical Immunology and Dermatology
Infectious Diseases
Bone and Joint Diseases
Clinical Neuroscience
Pathology
Neuropharmacology
Oncology
Emergencies
To enroll to the following year(s) The following exam(s) must have been passed
3rd Year Building Bodies: from gametes to organs
Body architecture
The cell: molecules and processes
Principles of the living matter
Body at work 1 e 2
4th Year Mechanisms of diseases

Module Finder

Particular attention is also paid to vocational training in order to promote the acquisition of specific vocational skills. This approach allows students to fully integrate theory and practice, developing a critical and autonomous reasoning.
Students are also encouraged to attend internal seminars and conferences, participate in research activities and experiences abroad through the Erasmus programme or other international mobility options.

Teaching and assessment

There are several types of learning activities including core courses, vocational training, elective courses and training activities for the preparation of the thesis (for a detailed description see below).

For each learning activity, students gain a certain number of university credits and a mark awarded on a 30-point scale or pass/fail exam. The minimum passing mark is 18/30. Any attribution of honor, in addition to the maximum mark of 30, is subject to the unanimous assessment of the Commission.

The assessment is performed through written and oral exams and where pertinent through the student’s portfolio. The clinical skills are assessed through OSCE (Objective Structure Clinical Examination). All exams are taken during specific exam periods.

Core Courses – Integrated teaching

Core courses are held by one or more professors, depending on the specific objectives assigned to each course. For each course, a Coordinator is appointed annually by the Academic Board. The specific objectives of each course are outlined in the syllabuses provided annually by the professors.

Integrated courses are those that include different modules, held by more than one professor. Students can thus gain a complete insight into all the aspects related to each subject For example, in the “Head and Neck” integrated course students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, as well as the related diseases (otorhinolarynogological, odontostomatological and ophtalmological).  Continuous assessment may be prescribed for such courses. The marks of continuous assessment converge into one final mark.

Vocational training

This form of tutorial teaching involves performing practical clinical activities under the supervision of a tutor, but with a considerable degree of autonomy, to simulate the activity performed at a professional level. Students are required to acquire practical skills in several fields of medical practice, for a total of 60 credits. The skills acquired during the vocational training are tested through OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination). Vocational training activities may include: Laboratories for the acquisition of practical and relational skills, briefing and debriefing, formative feedback and portfolio.

Elective courses

Elective activities are learning activities freely chosen by students within a range of proposals offered annually by the teaching body, according to the established methods, procedures and limits of the degree programme. These activities give the student the opportunity to analyse specific or innovative subjects.

Final examination

To be admitted to the final examination, students must develop an original thesis under the supervision of a professor or tutor. This activity is known as internato di laurea or degree internship.

Eligibility to take the degree exam is subject to successful completion of all the exams required by the study plan for a total of 342 credits.

The final degree mark (out of 110) is determined by:

  • final weighed average (out of 110)
  • up to 10 points allocated by the Degree Commission

Any award of honors is subject to having achieved a weighted average of at least 102 and depends on the unanimous assessment of the Commission.

18 credits are assigned to thesis preparation

To calculate your weighted average consult the Academic Regulations.

Students can attend elective activities throughout the entire course of study, and must gain 8 credits in the context of elective courses before graduating.

 

Credits (CFU)
university credit (CFU) is the unit of measure of learning work that a student needsfor the completion of each course.  1 CFU consists of 25 coursework and workload hours, including at least 50% of study. Each CFU may correspond to:

  • 6 hours of problem based learning lessons and 19 hours of study;
  • 12 hours of frontal lessons or equivalent teaching activities and the remaining 13 hours of study;
  • 16 hours of laboratories and practical activities, including clerkship and 9 hours of study;
  • 25 hours dedicated to theoretical-practical teaching with teacher’s guide for professionalizing activities;
  • 25 hours of laboratory or clinical internship (elective activities);
  • 20 hours of theoretical and practical training for the preparation for the final test.

The Virgilio Program

Medical students will develop a deep understanding of the link between basic research and clinical research and be able to combine patient care with biomedical research.
The project is funded by Fondazione Cariplo and coordinated by Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca. It is open to students attending Humanitas University, Università degli Studi di Milano and Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca.
The program, taught entirely in English, is intended for a selected number of third year medical students, who for three years will integrate their curriculum with inter-disciplinary seminars and internship activities in research laboratories.

In particular, the program allows students to gain 60 additional university credits through seminars, courses and laboratory activities.
team of mentors and tutors will support the students in all their activities, including the preparation of their thesis and laboratory activities.
Thanks to the collaboration between the three universities and the cooperation of the team of mentors and tutors, students will be able to carry out research activities to complete their experimental thesis in any of the three partner universities.

For academic year 2019-2020 there are 10 available positions for Hunimed students. Applications are open from April 5th to April 21st at midday. Please click here to read the complete call and to download Annex A.

Ranking List

Following the candidates selection of May 7th, we here publish the final ranking list.

Admitted students will receive an e-mail from the central secretary with all useful information.

Humanitas USMLE&More Program

To promote a process of curricular comparison with other systems of medical education and to help students that would like to practice medicine in the United States, Humanitas University has organized the USMLE&More program.

The program involves a progressive exposure to the content and type of question format of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

The activities of the program are also open to medical students and residents coming from other Universities.

For information, please write to: info@hunimed.eu

USMLE: access medical training in the US

Medical students or Medical Doctors who qualified outside the US, must become ECFMG-certified (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) in order to train and work in the US. They must also pass the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) exam series in order to become certified and apply for any clinical training as residency programs, fellowships or even clinical rotations in a hospital.

Step 1: Pre-clinical skills

Step 2 CK: Clinical Knowledge

Step 2 CS: Clinical Skills

Test-yourself day for 1st year students: students can test themselves with USMLE-style questions on the subjects covered during the first year (anatomy, embryology, biochemistry, genetics) and discuss the correct answers with professors.

Test yourself day for 2nd year students: students can test themselves with USMLE-style questions on the subjects covered during the second year (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, pathology and microbiology) and discuss the correct answers with professors.

4-days-intensive (for students of the 3rd and 4th year): the program includes a presentation of the US medical education system and licensing program, detailed information on ECFMG and registration to the USMLE steps, and hands-on tests, see below.

  • Medical Education in the United States
  • The ECFMG
  • The USMLE Step Examination
  • How to register
  • Test preparation resources
  • Generating and utilizing study materials
  • Creating a studying schedule
  • Test taking strategies
  • On the day of Step Exam
  • Applying to Residency in USA
  • Shaping the future: the best 3 scenarios for your residency
  • HANDS on TEST*
  • Working on test question in small groups
  • Supervised revision of answers

USMLE STEP 1 week-end program

(for students of the 5th year and 6th year):  this part of the USMLE &More program takes place during week-ends and includes revision and testing of some high yield topics included in STEP 1 licensing exam. “ Step 1 assesses whether you understand and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. Step 1 ensures mastery of not only the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine in the present, but also the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning. Step 1 is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes basic science material along two dimensions: system and process” from www.usmle.org.

2019-2020 High-yield topics

  • Cardiovascular system 1
  • Cardiovascular system 2
  • Respiratory System
  • Renal & Urinary Systems
  • Microbiology-antibiotics
  • Gastrointestinal system 1
  • Gastrointestinal system 2
  • Reproductive system
  • Neurology and mock test

USMLE STEP 2CK week-end program

(for students of the 6th year): this part of the USMLE &More program takes place during week-ends and includes revision and testing of some high yield topics included in STEP 2 licensing exam. Step 2 CK licensing exam “…assesses an examinee’s ability to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 CK ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine under supervision. Test questions focus on the principles of clinical science that are deemed important for the practice of medicine under supervision in postgraduate training …” from www.usmle.org

2019-2020 High-yield topics

  • Gastrointestinal 1
  • Gastrointestinal 2
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics
  • ER/Surgery
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory 1
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory 2
  • Renal & Urinary System

USMLE STEP 2CS 4-days workshop

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HUMANITAS GROUP

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.