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.

Academic Calendar

I Semester began on 23rd September 2019
Study Plan

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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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.