6-year degree programme in Medicine and Surgery, held in English, is run by Humanitas University in partnership with Politecnico di Milano.

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60 places are annually available*: 50 places for EU students and 10 for non- Eu students.
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The Degree Programme

Precision medicine, big data, A.I., nanotechnologies, surgical robots, 3D printing and bio-prosthesis: this degree programme will enable a doctor to treat patients through the management of technological developments in medicine and related sectors, including disease prevention and treatment, patient rehabilitation and the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.

The degree programme aims to train professionals who will be able to apply medical and technological know-how as a means of providing innovative and quality medicine. In a global context of increasing complexity, technological innovation makes it possible to improve the quality of life in a sustainable way, innovating care and humanising the doctor-patient relationship.

The six-year year degree programme in Medicine and Surgery, taught in English, is organised by Humanitas University in partnership with Politecnico di Milano. The programme strongly focusses on enhancing the medical skills of a doctor through the integration and acquisition of the basic competences and approaches relevant to Biomedical Engineering.

The integrated six-year training programme  will allow you to obtain additional ECTS and be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in addition to an MD in Medicine.

The degree programme will provide:

1. a bio-medical engineering approach to basic science disciplines (e.g. chemistry, physics, statistics, computer science).

2. the acquisition of competences to deal with precision medicine and regenerative medicine.

3. competences to address complex issues concerning the applications of technology and information analytics to  medicine through the integration of pre-clinical and clinical education with basic engineering subjects  (such as mathematical analysis, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanics, etc.).

4. a multi-disciplinary approach by introducing basic biomedical engineering methodologies and technologies into medical training to foster integration between the two disciplines.

5. an innovative approach to doctor-patient interaction that maximises the potential of technologies and intelligent systems for the optimisation of machine-patient interaction and for the customisation of therapies and continuity of care.

On successfully completing the degree programme you will:

a) have gained  in-depth knowledge of  advanced medical technologies and be able to design personalised therapies through the use of complex technological systems for clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

b) be able to optimise therapeutic outcomes based  on the potential of data analytics and machine learning techniques,  the use of new materials and advanced therapeutic devices such as surgical robots, endo-prostheses, bio-printers and 3D printing.

c) have opportunities to work in numerous medical fields, e.g. biomedical device design, bio-medical technologies or in pharmaceutical industries.

*The number of places available may change in accordance to a later Decree of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (M.I.U.R.), pursuant to the provisions of Law n. 264, August 2, 1999. The Decree of MIUR could confirm, increase or decrease the number of places available.

Test Preparation courses called “Preparation Week”
Where: Milan, Humanitas University Campus
When: February 17th-21st, 2020

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President: Maria Laura Costantino

Maria Laura Costantino took the Master degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 at Politecnico di Milano and in 1987 the Ph.D. in Bioengineering.

Currently she is full professor in Industrial Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano, where she holds the courses “Life Support Systems”, and “Biomachines (with Laboratory)” both offered at the Master Programme in Biomedical Engineering. She is the responsible of the of the Life Support SystemsLaboratory, part of the Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics (LaBS) of the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, for research, consulting and teaching activities.

Since January 2013 shehas beenserving on as Coordinatorof the Biomedical Engineering Programme Council at Politecnico di Milano, and member of the Council of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

Her research activity has always been dealing both with experimental and theoretical biomechanics focusing mass, momentum and energy transfer in artificial internal organs and in the biological system, cardiovascular fluid dynamics, design of biomedical devices interacting with blood (e.g. dialysis filters, blood oxygenators, blood pumps, heart valve prostheses, circuits for extracorporeal circulation), the study of the biological-system-to-artificial-organs interaction and patient specific modelling.She is author of a number of scientific papers published on peer reviewed international Journals.

She participated to projects co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and by private Foundations, either as leading researcher or as a partner. Among these projects, recently she was the project leader of the Research Project “DialysIS (Dialysis therapy between Italy and Switzerland)” in the frame of INTERREG Italy-Switzerland Funding programme 2007-2013.

She is also responsible of many contracts signed with important Italian and foreign biomedical companies in terms of both research and third part activity. She is co-holder of the European Patents: “Aortic Cannula” and “Portable Electrocardiographic Apparatus”.

Maria Laura Costantino has often been also appointed as an expert in the field, by the Public Prosecutor or the Judge in judicial proceedings dealing with health related technological aspects. She is a member of the European Society of Artificial Organs (ESAO), of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) and of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB).


Vice President: Maurizio Cecconi

Maurizio Cecconi

Full Professor Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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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.