The course is based on the didactic approach of Humanitas University and Politecnico di Milano adopt an educational approach that promote interactive methodologies.

Classes aim to encourage student engagement and interaction, with a strong focus on group work through data collection, data management and follow-up discussions with the teaching staff, as in the case of the flipped classroom approach.

 

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The Course

Humanitas University and Politecnico di Milano adopt an educational approach that promotes interactive methodologies; these include research-based learning, problem-based learning, problem solving, case methods and skill-based portfolios to guarantee a solid integration between theoretical concepts acquired during teaching activities and practical training sessions, as well as the promotion of critical thinking.

 

Organisation and Assessment

Years 1-3

Include opportunities for practical experience, internships, specialised laboratories and the acquisition of soft skills, key to the development of doctor-patient relationships.
Semester I The course will be held at Politecnico di Milano.
Semester II The course will be held at Humanitas University to facilitate student integration between the fields of Medicine and Engineering.

Years 4-6

The degree programme will include both single-subject and integrated course modules where teaching staff from Humanitas University and Politecnico di Milano will be co-present in the classroom to ensure the full integration of engineering skills in clinical training. The same approach of co-tutoring will be further adopted during a number of medical professionalising activities. The clinical component will always play a central role thanks to the close connection with Humanitas hospital.
Semesters I & II The courses will be held at Humanitas University (the courses are mainly dedicated to clinical training, professionalising activities and use of the Simulation Center “Mario Luzzato” and other Humanitas hospitals).

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Academic Calendar

I Semester began on 23rd September 2019
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Study Plan

Semester Course name Credits
1st Fundamentals of Experimental Physics 10
1st Chemistry and Organic Chemistry 6
1st Mathematics 10
2nd Cell Biology, Embriology and Histology 11
2nd Regional anatomy and gross neuroanatomy 8
2nd Cell Physiology and Biochemistry I 7
2nd Professionalism, Bioethics and History of Medicine 4
2nd Professional activity 1
Semester Course name Credits
1st Statistics 6
1st Automation and Mechatronics 6
1st Bioelectric signal processing and modeling 4
1st Computer science 5
1st Basics of Circuit theory 5
annual Physiology, Anatomy and Biochemistry II 25
2nd Molecular and Computational Biology and Medical
Genetics
9
2nd Professional activity 1

 

Semester Course name Credits
1st Biomedical Electronics and instrumentation 10
1st Biomechanics and Thermodynamics 11
1st Biocompatibility and Biomaterials 5
annual Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology 19
2nd Doctor – Patient Communication 3
2nd Professional activity 9
Semester Course name Credits
1st Organ System Diseases I: Blood, Heart and Lung 10
1st Organ System Diseases II: Kidney and Genito-urinary
system
5
annual Public health 5
1st Healthcare Management 5
annual Pharmacology 8
2nd Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence 5
2nd Organ System Diseases III: Endocrine and
Gastrointestinal systems, Nutrition and Metabolism
11
2nd Doctor – Patient Communication 1
2nd Patient specific modeling and technologies for artificial
organs
6
annual Professional activity 14
Semester Course name Credits
1st Molecular Oncology 8
1st Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health 7
1st Advanced Imaging and Diagnostics 9
1st Doctor – Patient Communication 1
2nd Head and Neck Diseases 6
2nd Dermatology,Clinical immunology and infectious
diseases
7
2nd Bone and joint and Technologies in Rehabilitation 11
annual 20
Semester Course name Credits
1st Patient Management  18
1st Pediatrics, Ostetrics and Gynecology 6
2nd Healthcare Robotics and active ageing 10
2nd Emergency and Life support 7
2nd Legal Medicine and Bioethics 4
annual Professional activity 15
1st-2nd Elective courses 8
2nd Thesis 8

 

In order to take the following exams, you will need to pass the previous exams:

Cell Biology, Embryology and Histology Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
Cell Physiology and Biochemistry I Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
Bioelectric signal processing and modeling Mathematics
Biomedical Electronics and instrumentation Basics of Circuit theory
Physiology, Anatomy and Biochemistry II Fundamentals of Experimental PhysicsCell Biology, Embryology and Histology

Regional anatomy and gross neuroanatomy

Cell Physiology and Biochemistry I

Molecular and Computational Biology and Medical Genetics Cell Biology, Embryology and Histology
Biomechanics and Thermodynamics Fundamentals of Experimental Physics
Biocompatibility and Biomaterials Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology Physiology, Anatomy and Biochemistry II
Organ System Diseases I – II – III Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology
Molecular Oncology Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology
Doctor – Patient Communication Professionalism, Bioethics and History of Medicine
Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology Organ System Diseases I – II – III

Dermatology, Clinical immunology and infectious diseases

Patient Management Organ System Diseases I – II – III

Molecular Oncology

Pharmacology

Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health

Advanced Imaging and Diagnostics

Head and Neck Diseases

Dermatology, Clinical immunology and infectious diseases

Bone and joint and Technologies in Rehabilitation

 
In order to register for the follow year You need to pass these exams 
4th All the first and second year exams

ECTS

On completing your studies in Medicine with a total of 360 ECTS, if you have also acquired the 30 additional ECTS during the six- year degree programme, you will be able to apply to Politecnico di Milano for the issuance of the three-year degree award in Biomedical Engineering.

Thesis

In order to complete your degree you will be required to write a degree thesis, supervised by professors from the two Universities. The thesis will involve the development of a project, based on the application of the acquired multidisciplinary skills.

Teaching and learning methods

Humanitas University and Politecnico di Milano adopt an educational approach that promotes interactive methodologies; these include research-based learning, problem-based learning, problem solving, case methods and skill-based portfolios to guarantee a solid integration between theoretical concepts acquired during teaching activities and practical training sessions, as well as the promotion of critical thinking. Classes aim to encourage student engagement and interaction, with a strong focus on group work through data collection, data management and follow-up discussions with the teaching staff, as in the case of the flipped classroom approach.

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.