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Master in E-Health Management

Rome Business School
Campus or Online Full time 9 months March 2017 Italy Rome

Under the patronage of SIT – the Italian Society of Telemedicine - The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree Course in e-Health Management has been designed to supply training on organizational processes and technologies aimed at the proper introduction and management of ICT solutions and Telemedicine in Health Systems. [+]

Top in Italy Masters 2017. Under the patronage of SIT – the Italian Society of Telemedicine - The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree Course in e-Health Management has been designed to supply training on organizational processes and technologies aimed at the proper introduction and management of ICT solutions and Telemedicine in Health Systems. E-Health is the combined use of information technology and electronic communication, especially the internet, in the health sector, for clinical, educational and administrative purposes; both on-site and at distance (in which case it is called Telemedicine). E-Health is not only a technical development, but also represents a way of thinking, a commitment, an organizational approach to improve health care locally or regionally by using the new opportunities presented by Information and Communication Technology. Training Objectives On completion of the training course, attendees will: - understand e-Health and Telemedicine terminologies and their areas of application - be aware of the most widespread and innovative technology platforms and solutions available - possess the skills to evaluate and choose the best e-Health projects and solutions - be able to manage the organizational aspects stemming from the introduction of e-Health in an Institution, a Region, or a Country - be able to apply the knowledge of the best-in-class European e-Health projects to the domestic contexts - be e-Health evangelists. Course Contents - Introduction, Terms and General Concepts - Health Technology Assessment - Electronic Medical Records - National Electronic Health Records - Chronic Disease Management - EMR for Primary Care - Clinical Decision Support Systems - UK WSD “The Largest Randomised Control Trial of Telehealth and Telecare in the World” - Better Health Through IT - Standards and Interoperability - Telemedicine: areas of use and technologies - Introducing e-Health in Hospital environments - Economics of e-Health - Healthcare reform: changing the healthcare models in Europe - ESA activities in Telemedicine: space technology for downstream eHealth applications - E-Health experiences in the Italian regions - E-Health in Hospitals - Telemedicine for local organizations - Telemedicine for developing Countries - Public-Private Partnerships - Designing of e-health projects - European Structural Funding for e-Health management Fees The participation fee for the Master’s Degree in E-Health Management is € 3.500,00. The course is structured in: - 20 two hour seminars and - a final project work. Attendance formulas This course may be attended in the following formulas: - on campus, at the Rome Business School Rome headquarters. - distance learning, through a cutting edge e-learning platform with live lectures and a great teacher-student interaction. [-]

Master in Gerontological Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years

The advanced master’s programme in Gerontological Sciences provides students with the necessary knowledge, insight and methodologies to critically answer the various bio-medical, psychological, socio-economic and health policy-related questions concerning ever ageing societies. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Gerontological Sciences offers a broad spectrum of scientific aspects, in a multidisciplinary approach, that is essential to understand the field of Gerontology. The program focuses on the classically recognised three pillars of this field: The bio-medical basis underlying the ageing process The psychological aspects of ageing and of the elderly person The socio-economic and health policy aspects

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More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a study field related to the programme content. ... [-]


Master in Biomedical Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years

Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in (bio)engineering and do you want to tackle the complex problems that arise at the boundary of biology, medicine and the health sciences? Then the master’s in Biomedical Engineering [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a complete English taught two-year programme and leads to a joint degree from UGent and VUB. In this master's course, knowledge and skills in all fields in biomedical engineering will be given, so when you finished the Master's programme, you can be employed as generalist, and you will also be specialised in one particular field of biomedical engineering. As a student, you will be able to select any field within biomedical engineering. You will be trained to work in interdisciplinary project teams, composed of engineers and medical specialists. To prepare further for interdisciplinary teams, students and scholars are treated as equals. To train for working in a European setting, you will get knowledge in the health care situation in several countries in Europe, and you will be trained in cultural differences between European countries. ... [-]


Master in Disaster Medicine

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year December 2017 Italy Vercelli

This master provides a clear picture of current concepts and developments in the strategic and tactical management of the medical aspects of disasters. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This advanced master provides a clear picture of current concepts and developments in the strategic and tactical management of the medical aspects of disasters. It provides you with a number of skills which are important in the pursuance of disaster management:

leadership decision making communication coordination skills stress management working in multidisciplinary teams the use of information technology

You also learn to to teach and train disaster medical management at health professions schools and perform research in order to contribute to the further development of disaster medicine as an academic discipline. This master gives you the possibility to be included in a worldwide network of disaster medical professionals. The main aim of the Advanced Master in Disaster Medicine is to improve the competence in disaster medicine and the disaster medical competencies for health professionals in order to form high-level professionals qualified to work as academics, staff members or field workers for international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations. More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here ... [-]

Master of Pharmacy

University of Tor Vergata
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

Our Master of Pharmacy, held in the University of Rome Tor Vergata, is taught entirely in English with the purpose to provide the necessary knowledge to design, prepare and use the drug. [+]

Top in Italy Masters 2017. Master of Pharmacy Our Master of Pharmacy, held in the University of Rome Tor Vergata, is taught entirely in English with the purpose to provide the necessary knowledge to design, prepare and use the drug. The course was founded by our School of Medicine and School of Science in partnership with the prestigious School of Pharmacy of the University of Nottingham and Alliance Boots, as a highly interdisciplinary school involving professors and experts from different sectors, from Chemistry to Medicine, Economics, Law as well as all subjects concerned in a complex traditional Pharmacy Course. This relationship provides the opportunity, to our best students, to perform some stages in Nottingham University and in Malaysia, as an English branch campus, as well as in other well organized European Universities through the Erasmus Mundus Project, emphasizing the internationalization and making this course highly competitive and innovative. Besides the inedible educational goal, which relies on professionalism of our staff, the course requires a theoretical and practical training in order to allow to operate not only in the healthcare sector but also in the pharmaceutical industry and in the field of pharmaceutical research, as a very innovative aspect. In addition to the traditional teaching which characterize any traditional Pharmacy Course, such as the basic subjects (statistics, general and inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, neuro-pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry and toxicology), there are other specific matters that contribute to a pharmacological preparation and a medical and biological overview, such as the teachings of Biology (general biology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical biology, cell physiology, medicinal plant) and Medicine (human anatomy, immunology, microbiology, general pathology, internal medicine, dermato-pharmacology, clinical nutrition). It is interesting to note that to fulfill some teaching courses is necessary to include some laboratory sessions to improve the appropriate knowledge and be able to deal with the increasing bank data in Advanced Pharmacology, Medicine and Biotechnology as a great challenge and upgrading of notions useful in the Italian and European markets, and in any international project diffused worldwide. The didactic activity is also integrated with outstanding lectures and workshops held by qualified scientists belonging to different fields such as Pharmaceutical, Medical and Biological Sciences, all regarded as an instrument of discussion and debate to improve the students’ background. Another great innovation of this course is the introduction of the Scientific and Regulatory Assessment of New medicines, according to the new Pharmaceutical Legislation both at European and at National level. This step allows to reach a specific competence in the evaluation and assessment of a pharmaceutical dossier, which is compulsory to get the authorization by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or national authorities to introduce the drug in the market. All these competences and knowledge acquired by the students will be a key part declared in the Supplement Certificate, at the end of his curriculum studiorum, whose diploma is the utmost in this field. Admissions The admission requirements are based on qualifications and examination. A total number of 100 places are available, divided as follows: a) 70 available to Italian citizens, EU citizens and non-EU citiziens legally living in Italy, in agreement with art 26,of Law n 189/2002; b) 30 places are reserved to non_EU citizens resident abroad. If the places reserved for non-EU citizens residing abroad are not fully utilized, those places will be available for applicants of the categories described in item a). Any Italian citizens, EU citizens and non-EU citizens legally living in Italy, can participate to the admission test only if owners of a five years Diploma of Secondary School, issued by any Italian Institutes, or a qualification obtained abroad and valid for the admission to any Italian University. The EU and non-EU citizens, legally living in Italy, in possession of a foreign certificate, will be admitted to the test after the evaluation of the certificate. In case they should be winners, their registration will be subject to the validity of the documents and qualification obtained abroad, see Circular MIUR prot. 1291 of 16/05/2008 and current laws. Non EU students living abroad, will formalize the procedure for the enrolment through the University Foreign Student Office, Via Orazio Raimondo 18, 00173, Rome, Studenti.stranieri@uniroma2.it Admission Test In order to be admitted to the Degree of Pharmacy it is necessary to take and pass a specific test. For Further info please read here > Admission Test [-]

Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery

University of Tor Vergata
Campus Full time 6 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The degree is classified as a “Single Cycle Master’s Degree”. After graduating, our students will be qualified to practice as Medical Doctors in the European Union and will also be eligible to apply for the recognition of their studies to study abroad (i.e. through the USMLE for students wishing to practice in the U.S.). Please note that no previous University Degree is required to apply to the course. [+]

Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery Medicine in Italy is one of the university courses (together with Dentistry) implementing the registred access program (“numero chiuso“): the overall number of medical students admitted every year is constant, as each medical school is assigned a maximum number of new admission per year by MIUR. The degree is classified as a “Single Cycle Master’s Degree”. After graduating, our students will be qualified to practice as Medical Doctors in the European Union and will also be eligible to apply for the recognition of their studies to study abroad (i.e. through the USMLE for students wishing to practice in the U.S.). Please note that no previous University Degree is required to apply to the course. The Medicine and surgery course programme in Italy lasts for 6 years where a sum of 360 credits (CFUs or ECTS) (for a total of 5500 hours) must be reached in order to graduate. The 360 credits are divided into about 36 exams and a number of compulsory rotations, elective activities and clinical practice, over the 6-years course. During the course are considered mandatory several internships, clinical activities in the form of tutorials, where practical activities are conducted under the supervision of a tutor. Students can also choose some extra courses (ADO) during the 6 years to obtain extra credits. No exams are held for the extra courses. One academic year is divided into 2 semesters, each of which has an average duration of 12 weeks. Lectures are carried out 3-4 days a week, allowing more individual-based learning but also to allow more time for extra clinical and laboratory practicals. Lectures are compulsory and a minimum attendance of 67% is compulsory to take exams. Individual courses are sometimes grouped into modules to ensure that all credits are obtained. The first two year of the course are known as “foundation years” where the students will be taught basic medical science. In the final 4 years, the course will progress onto medical and clinical methods, Health-care organisation in Italy and finally onto legal aspects of Medicine. Currently, the University of Tor Vergata is the only University in Italy that provides clinical experience from the first year. Each year, different wards will be visited between May and June. Students have a duty to maintain confidentiality and are taught to approach the patient with professionalism and respect. At the end of the cycle, students have to discuss a final thesis before a board of professors; the subject of this thesis may be a review of academic literature (tesi compilativa) or an experimental work (tesi sperimentale), and usually takes more than a year to complete, with most students beginning an internato (internship) in the subject of their choice in their fifth or sixth year. The title awarded at the end of the discussion ceremony is that of “Dottore Magistrale or Dottore“, styled in English as a Doctor of Medicine, which in accordance with the Bologna process is comparable with a master’s degree qualification or a U.S. M.D. After graduating, new doctors must complete a three-month, unpaid, supervised tirocinio post-lauream (“post-degree placement”) consisting of two months in their university hospital (one month in a medical service and one in a surgical service) as well as one month shadowing a general practitioner. After getting a statement of successful completion of each month from their supervisors, new doctors take the esame di stato (“state exame”) to obtain full license to practise medicine and to be called “Medico“, styled in English as Medical doctor. They will then have to register with one of the branches of the Ordine dei Medici (“Order of Physicians”), which are based in each of the Provinces of Italy. Registration makes new Medical doctors legally able to practice medicine without supervision. They will then have to choose between various career paths, each usually requiring a specific admission exam: most either choose to train as general practitioner (a 3-year course run by each Region, including both general practice and rotation at non-university hospitals), or to enter a Scuola di Specializzazione (“specialty or specialization school”) at a university hospital 5-year or 6-year course depending on Specialty. Admission European Citizens & Non-EU Citizen (with Italian Residence): Apply directly to www.universitaly.it. Put our University as first choice. 20 places for European Citizens & Non-EU Citizen with Italian Residence are available. Are included in the same ranking list of Italian citizens for the IMAT exam. Candidates do not require competence in Italian. Please note that Non-EU citizens residing in Italy must have a valid residence permit (permesso di soggiorno). These also include natives of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and San Marino. Non-EU citizens residing abroad: Candidates must submit a pre-application request to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence (10 places for 2016-17 a.y.). Pre-enrollment is available at Italian Embassies from late March to the early July. The Embassy must issue you with: your legalized and translated high school diploma; the Declaration of value of your qualification legalized and translated versions of any other academic and post-secondary certificates; an authenticated passport photo and an entry visa to Italy. To find out whether an entry visa is required and what documentation is required to apply for one, visit the Italian Government website. Apply directly to www.universitaly.it as non-EU citizen. Put our University as first choice. 10 places for Non-EU Citizen were available for A.Y. 2016-17. Candidates are placed in a seperate ranking list than the EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens residing in Italy. For any further information please check here and here Tuition Fees For information regarding tuition fees and scholarships, please check this website. More information concerning the course can be found on the courses page. [-]

Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 6 years October 2017 Italy Napoli

This degree course is devoted to give the students all the scientific background and the skills needed in order to become a physician; actually the course give the students methods and background for either become physician and researcher in medical sciences. [+]

Top in Italy Masters 2017. Course Overview Mission: This degree course is devoted to give the students all the scientific background and the skills needed in order to become a physician; actually the course give the students methods and background for either become physician and researcher in medical sciences. Consequently each student enrolled must acquire several skills including capability to make decisions for patient’s care. What we’re preparing: Doctor in medicine and Surgery Purposes To apply knowledge, acquire capabilities to understand and solve problems, also when regarding unexpected and not familiar cases. Capability to solve problems in terms of large and complex fields. To get skills in order to be capable to give the best solutions for patient’s care even in cases of complexities integrating knowledge. To communicate in a clear way either to patients and their relatives and to colleagues, also specialists in some disciplines, the conclusions and the rationale of the specific care. To develop capability to acquire skills in order to keep on studying directly and indirectly. Skills All the graduated in Medicine and Surgery will become doctors and will be able to apply for specialties in all the fields of Medicine and Surgery, as well as to practice as physicians and/or researchers. Job Private physician (doctor), employed in the National Health System, employed in private Companies and Hospitals, Public and private Research Companies, Universities. I Year I semester Physics applied to medical sciences Physics applied to Culture, Environnement, Biology and Medicine Chemistry Biochemistry Biology, Molecular Biology and general genetics Applied Biology Molecular Biology I Year II sem Human Anatomy 1 BIO/16 Human Anatomy Medical Histology and Embryology BIO/17 Histology Scientific English L-LIN/12 Language and Translation Didactic activities chosen by each student II Year I sem Human Anatomy 2 BIO/16 Human Anatomy Biochemistry 1 BIO/10 Biochemistry Physiology and Biophysics 1 BIO/09 Physiology II Year II sem Biochemistry 2 BIO/10 Biochemistry Physiology and Biophysics 2 BIO/09 Physiology Immunology and immunopathology MED/04 General Pathology Microbiology MED/07 Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology General Pathology, Pathophysiology and Medical Genetics 1 MED/04 General Pathology MED/03 Medical genetics Didactic activities chosen by each student III year I sem General Pathology, Pathophysiology and Medical genetics 2 MED/04 General Pathology Methods in Medicine and Surgery 1 MED/09 Internal Medicine MED/18 General Surgery M-PSI/08 Clinical Psycology Methods in Epidemiology MED/42 General and applied Hygyene MED/01 Medical Statistics Didactic activities chosen by each student III year II sem Methods in Medicine and Surgery 2 MED/09 Internal Medicine MED/18 General Surgery Laboratory Medicine BIO/12 Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology MED/05 Clinical Pathology MED/07 Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology Haematology and Oncology MED/06 Medical Oncology MED/15 Haemathology Dermatology, Plastic and reconstructive Surgery MED/35 Dermatology MED/19 Plastic Surgery Practical activities (AFP) MED/04 MED/06 MED/05 MED/15 MED/18 MED/09 MED/35 M-PSI/08 IV year I semester Cardiovascular Diseases MED/11 Cardiovascular Diseases MED 23 Heart Surgery Respiratory Diseases MED/10 Respiratory Diseases MED 21 Thoracic Surgery Gut Diseases MED/12 Gut Diseases Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases MED/13 Endocrinology Uropoietic Diseases MED/14 Nephrology MED/24 Urology Pathological Anatomy 1 MED/08 Pathological Anatomy Didactic activities chosen by each student IV year II semester Allergology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology MED/16 Rheumatology MED/09 Internal Medicine Orthopaedic Diseases and Rehabilitative Medicine MED/33 Orthopaedic Diseases MED/34 Rehabilitative Medicine Pathological Anatomy 2 MED/08 Pathological Anatomy Practical activities (AFP) V year I semester Pharmacology I Sensory organ disorders RADIOLOGY RADIOTHERAPY MED/36 MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY HYGIENE AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE MED 42 GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE INFECTIOUS DISEASES MED 17 INFECTIOUS DISEASES DIDACTIC ACTIVITIES CHOSEN BY STUDENTS V year II semester Pharmacology II Neurological Diseases MED 26 NEUROLOGY MED 27 NEUROSURGERYCFU MED 37 NEURORADIOLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY MED 25 PSYCHIATRY MED 39 CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY Practical activities (AFP) VI year I semester Gynaecology and Obstetrics MED 40 Gynaecology and Obstetrics Legal and Occupational Medicine MED 43 Legal Medicine MED 44 Occupational Medicine Pediatrics MED 38 General and Specialized Pediatrics MED 20 Child Surgery Medical and Surgical Emergencies 1 MED 09 Internal Medicine MED 18 General Surgery MED 41 Anaesthesiology Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 1 MED 09 INTERNAL MEDICINE MED 03 MEDICAL GENETICS GENERAL SURGERY 1 MED 18 GENERAL SURGERY DIDACTIC ACTIVITIES CHOSEN BY EACH STUDENT VI year II semester Internal Medicine and Geriatrics MED 09 Internal Medicine MED 03 Medical Genetics General Surgery 2 MED 18 General Surgery Thesis Preparation [-]

Master in Molecular Biology and Genetics

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Pavia

This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate programme entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. [+]

The Faculty of Science offers a Course for a Master Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate programme entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Graduates will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both basic and applied aspects of these disciplines. The programme will provide a state-of-the-art knowledge and training in biomolecular sciences, including the most recent advances in genomics and proteomics of human and animal organisms, in the study of biomolecular structures and their connection to function, and in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, human and animal cells and seed plants. Specific courses are: Methods in Biochemistry, Advanced Molecular Biology, Structural Biology and Pharmacology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pharmacology, Cellular Biochemistry, Developmental Biology and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The following courses will also be offered as optional: Molecular Genetics, General and Molecular Immunology, Advanced Microscopy, Biochemistry of Macromolecules, Environmental Biochemistry of Plants, Molecular Entomology. The programme will also provide expertise in the technologies required for the utilization of microorganisms, animals, and plants as factories for the production of biologically active molecules including therapeutic compounds. The students are expected to carry out a scientific investigation under the supervision of a faculty member (38 credits). The experimental work carried out during the two year-Degree, must result into a Dissertation (Master of Sciences) that will represent an essential component of the Course programme. In this context, the graduates will benefit from the informal atmosphere between staff and students that is traditional in our University. For the experimental component of the Curriculum each student will be associated to a research group and actively participate in one of the group’s research projects. Aims and Objectives Provide students with an excellent background in the theoretical aspects of biomolecular sciences and familiarity with laboratory techniques, Stimulate the capability of students to plan and implement research projects and to critically evaluate the results of their research and those of the scientific literature. Expose the students to the present frontiers of research in the life sciences exploiting also lectures and seminars given by invited international scientists of excellent level. Develop the students writing and oral scientific communication skills in view of their future interaction with the international scientific community. Develop their ability to perform team work. Provide the ability to critically assess the usefulness of theoretical, experimental and practical methodologies for the analysis and solution of scientific questions and issues. Provide the opportunity for students to gain and enhance the knowledge and skills required by research organisations and biotechnology companies. Provide the ability of the students to bring to the society at large the benefits of advanced research in the life sciences. Job profile A Molecular Biology and Genetics Master degree may offer a successful introduction for different types of jobs throughout society. Graduates will find work opportunities in a wide range of fields and institutions, including a possible continuation of the study towards a qualified Ph. D. degree for a career in the academic or research organization world, or employment in the health sector, in biotech companies, in agrobusiness research, in the communication media, as well as for teaching in the private or public sectors. [-]

Master of Medicine and Surgery

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 6 years October 2017 Italy Pavia

Candidates who possess a High School Diploma or equivalent foreign qualification may be admitted to the Degree in Medicine and Surgery. [+]

Top in Italy Masters 2017. "Not just to teach the medical profession, but also to build a solid scientific basis for continued training that will be vital for the reception and understanding of future medicine" Admission to the Harvey course Candidates who possess a High School Diploma or equivalent foreign qualification may be admitted to the Degree in Medicine and Surgery. The number of students admitted is provided for under Italian legislation governing admission to university courses (Statute 264, August 2, 1999) and is decided bearing in mind national planning, availability of teaching staff, teaching and hospital facilities, the recommendations of the European Union’s Advisory Committee on Medical Training as well as criteria and guidelines laid down by the University and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in question. Admission is also dependent on the results of the entrance exam, as established by the ranking emerging from the entrance exam. The entrance exam is a national test drawn up by MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and implemented on the same day in the individual Italian State Universities. It consists of 80 multiple choice questions on the following subjects: logic and general knowledge, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Recognition of exams taken in other degree courses Students who enroll in the first year of Medicine and Surgery (LM 41) who were already enrolled in a degree course in Biology, Pharmacy, CTF, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering may make an application for previously passed exams to be recognized as such where the exams involved include: - Physics (5 credits) - Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry (7 CFU), provided exams in General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry have been passed - ENGLISH (2 credits) provided the student has passed an exam (i.e. with a mark) or obtained an idoneità in the English language in any degree course in the University of Pavia or other universities. Students enrolled in a degree course in Biology, Pharmacy, CTF, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering who have taken the exam in General Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry but not Organic Chemistry, should contact the course teacher so as to complete the exam (by establishing the program for the part relating to Organic Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry). NB: exams taken outside the Faculty are not counted in the final average making up the degree mark. Credits A University Credit (CFU) is the unit of measurement of work students are required to undertake. A CFU corresponds to 25 hours including hours of study, lectures, interactive teaching and practical training: 8 hours of lectures and 17 hours of study 12 hours of interactive teaching and 13 hours of study 20 hours of practical training Educational organization of the degree course Current legislation (DM 16 March 2007 GU 155 July 6 2007 - Suppl. Ordinario n. 153) lays down six years of study for the degree course in Medicine and Surgery with a total of 360 credits including 60 credits for Vocational Training to be acquired in educational activities designed to promote the acquisition of specific vocational skills. Attendance at these educational activities (lectures and training) is compulsory and is a prerequisite to taking exams. Semesters: The Degree course is divided into 12 semesters. The average duration is 14 weeks each, based on a teaching progression starting with basic science in the first two years and progressing with medical and clinical methods, health care organization in Italy, ethical and legal aspects of medicine. Courses and exams: Individual courses are grouped into modules in keeping with the principle of integrated teaching with a total of 36 examinations (esami di di profitto) undertaken in the six-year course. Continuous assessment may be prescribed for courses held across two terms. Internship/Vocational Training: The period of Vocational Training (60 credits) functions to all intents and purposes as an integral part of the Degree course. Starting in the third year it is carried out in one of the following clinics: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as other medical and surgical specializations. The internship takes the form of tutorial teaching in which practical activities are conducted under the supervision of a Tutor-Teacher. ADEs: 8 credits are assigned to elective educational activities (ADEs) chosen by students. There are no exams. Thesis: 18 credits are assigned to thesis preparation. Assessment of learning- Examination sessions Assessment is either by: - exams without marks (idoneità) designed to determine the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes; - exams with marks (esami di profitto) designed to assess course objectives have been fulfilled, to certify an individual student’s preparation and quantify the outcome with a mark. All exams are taken during specific exam periods. Official exam sessions are: - First session in January-February, - Second session in June - July, - Third session in September. Special sessions in December and around the Easter holidays are planned annually by the Academic Board. Transition from the first to the second year: in order to register for the second year students must have obtained at least 20 credits, including credits in courses with continuous assessment. Transition from the second to the third year: to register for the third year students must have acquired a total of 50 credits in the course of the first two years, including credits earned through courses with continuous assessment. Transition from third to fourth year: to register for the fourth year students must have passed the Human Physiology exam. A student who has attended the degree course for the number of years stipulated by the university regulations but who has not acquired all the credits needed to graduate is given fuori corso status. A student who has not obtained a certificate of attendance at courses specified in the study plan for a specific year of study or who has not acquired the minimum number of credits required for enrolment in the subsequent year, becomes a ripetente i.e. a student who repeats the year. ADEs: Optional courses Optional Courses (ADEs) are those forms of learning and teaching chosen by students to shape their education in ways and through the study of subjects most congenial to them. These optional courses consist in a set of activities made available to students in the form of course extensions or specialized courses, which once chosen require compulsory attendance and the acquisition of credits recorded in a special learner diary (libretto diario del percorso formattivo) which is signed by the teacher providing the service. The Academic Board draws up a list of elective learning activities on an annual basis with a view to avoiding overlaps with compulsory curricular activities. Mindful of the recommended curriculum, students should acquire a total of 8 CFUs in the course of their six-year degree, attending elective activities chosen from the following types: Elective Internship: 1 credit Monographic course: 1 credit Elective Internship: an elective internship, with an attendance of no more than 20 hours, provides students with the opportunity to develop some specific interests either in research laboratories or in clinics. In pursuance of their cultural interests or intended future career, internship activities are designed to increase a student’s knowledge in a given area that falls outside the interactive educational activities, which are an integral part of the degree course. Monographic Course: The monographic course, which consists of 8 hours of frontal lectures, is a deepening of the theoretical activity carried out during the course. The Faculty’s teaching schedule is updated annually. To obtain the required signature or certificate, a student must attend no less than 75% of scheduled lessons. Vocational training Vocational training activities are those activities which allow students to acquire specific skills in the field of Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as other specialized Medical and Surgical disciplines. These activities are conducted in person by the student under the direct supervision of a Faculty mentor and require the student to demonstrate a high degree of autonomy when making a diagnosis and proposed treatment. The 60 credits for professional skills are acquired from the third year onwards. Training activities for the preparation of the thesis 18 credits are awarded for thesis preparation in university clinical structures or biology institutions. This student activity is known as internato di laurea or degree internship. Students intending to carry out their degree internship within a specific structure must submit a formal request to the Director of the that structure together with a curriculum vitae (i.e. a list of exams passed, marks, optional attended activities, training periods in laboratories or clinics or any other activity performed for training purposes). After consultation with colleagues and having ascertained the availability of positions, the Director of the structure approves the request and assigns the responsibility for monitoring and certifying the activities carried out by the students to a Tutor, where possible specified by the student. Degree exam To be eligible to take the Degree exam, students must: - have followed all the courses and have passed all the exams; - have obtained a total of 360 credits in the course of the six years; - have delivered to the Segreteria Studenti a) an application to the Rector at least 30 days before the Degree session; b) a copy of the thesis at least 10 days before the Degree session. Degree Exams are held in the summer, fall and special “extraordinary” sessions. Final Degree mark / Degree thesis discussion Currently, the final score of the Degree in Medicine and Surgery, following the thesis defense, is determined by the following sum: - average exams in the Degree Course in Medicine: the average is multiplied by 11 and divided by 3, the result is rounded up or down to a ‘whole number’ (e.g. 95.5 -> 96 and 95.4 -> 94). The result is the baseline score. [-]

MA in Medical Humanities

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years

In this programme you will be introduced to many questions asked about medicine from within the Humanities. [+]

MA in Medical Humanities Medicine is one of the great human activities. The changes that medicine has undergone, and the problems and opportunities it raises, should be of interest to everyone. In this programme you will be introduced to many questions asked about medicine from within the Humanities. For example, you will have the opportunity to examine the history of Western medicine and to consider how medical practice is presented in, and shaped by, literature. You will have the chance to reflect on what is involved in classifying something as a disease or an abnormal mental state, and to explore various ethical and legal problems that arise within medicine. Taking the programme will encourage you to think hard about the place of medicine in society and some of medicine’s presuppositions. The MA is taught by a large number of scholars from many different disciplines around the University. Students all take one core module in the Autumn, and then three option modules, with options streamed. Current streams include: History, Law and Ethics, Literature. If the four coursework modules are passed, students proceed to the Dissertation. This can be focussed within one subject stream or be interdisciplinary. The MA can be taken over one year full-time or over two years part-time. No previous medical education is required. Modules The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you. PL821 - Medical Humanities: An Introduction HI818 - Medicine, Environment and Society in the Modern World HI866 - History of Science and Communication CP813 - Literature and Medicine EN835 - Dickens, The Victorians and the Body EN900 - Illness and Disability in American Culture HI817 - Deformed, Deranged and Deviant LW862 - Death and Dying LW863 - Consent to Treatment LW864 - The Foundations of the English Legal System LW866 - Medical Practice and Malpractice LW867 - Reproduction and the Beginnings of Life LW921 - Privacy and Data Protection Law PL806 - Special Topics II HI869 - Science, Ethics and Controversy CL821 - Ancient Greek Science: Astronomy and Medicine PL898 - Dissertation (Medical Humanities) Assessment Assessments vary across the modules. Typically the main assessment is a 5-6,000 word essay and a dissertation of 12-20,000 words. [-]

Biomedical Engineering

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The programme provides the student with an Engineering education applied to medical and biological issues, through deep basic and specialist training in various biomedical topics. The educational path is intended to train students for designing equipment, devices, materials and procedures and for a correct introduction, development and management of biomedical technologies inside Companies and Health Structures, as well as freelance. [+]

Top in Italy Masters 2017. Mission and goals The programme provides the student with an Engineering education applied to medical and biological issues, through deep basic and specialist training in various biomedical topics. The educational path is intended to train students for designing equipment, devices, materials and procedures and for a correct introduction, development and management of biomedical technologies inside Companies and Health Structures, as well as freelance. The peculiar multidisciplinary structure of the programme allows developing a strong knowledge in electronics and informatics, mechanical, chemical and material engineering and promotes the integration of technical studies with life science disciplines (biology, physiology and medicine). The programme provides a full track in English. Career opportunities Graduated biomedical engineers find employment for the design, development and commercialization of biomedical devices, as well as in the pharmaceutical sector. Career opportunities are found: 1) in manufacturing companies which are active on health-care market with systems for prevention, diagnostics, therapy and rehabilitation; 2) in public and private hospitals for the management of health technologies; 3) in medical plant and equipment service companies; 4) in specialised biomedical laboratories; 5) in biomedical research 6) as freelance. For a more specific training in scientific research in the area, a Ph.D. in Bioengineering is available. The programme has 4 advised paths (besides the possibility to develop a personal path with some constraints): - Clinical Engineering - Electronic Technologies - Biomechanics and Biomaterials - Cell, Tissue and Biotechnology Engineering [-]

Master in Occupational Safety and Health

Turin School of Development
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2017 Italy Turin

The new Master in Occupational safety and Health is designed to contribute to the expansion of competent OSH professionals who can compensate for current personal shortages in this field. [+]

The University of Turin, Italy, in partnership with the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is offering this First Level Master course in Occupational Safety and Health. This one-year programme, to be held in English, includes an Internet-based distance learning phase, a face-to-face residential period on the ITC/ILO's campus in Turin followed by another distance phase for the preparation of the dissertation. The proposed programme combines the advantages of the academic experience in OSH of Turin University with the ITC/ILO's international training experience. An international approach has been applied to the contents, the methodology development as well as to the composition of the training team. This programme involves participants from both developing and developed countries, who will thus have an opportunity to share their different experiences. Furthermore, it also offers a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem solving skills. Programme The master course will have three phases, one consisting of 20 weeks online distance learning, another consisting of 11 weeks residential training at the ITC/ILO campus in Turin, Italy and another distance phase of 21 weeks for the preparation of the dissertation. 1st Phase: Preparatory Internet-based distance learning (550 hours) ). Participants will have access to an on-line platform through which they will learn in an individual way. They will receive support from tutors with expertise in the subject matter; participate in a forum, use the documentation centre, and network. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals and basic concepts of the OSH through the following eight modules: Module A1: Introduction to the occupational safety and health. Module A2: Occupational Safety. Module A3: Occupational Hygiene. Module A4: Occupational Medicine. Module A5: Occupational Psychosociology and Ergonomics. Module A6: Organization of OSH at the national level. Module A7: Participatory approaches for the improvement of the working conditions Module A8: Organization of OSH at the enterprise level. . This phase is preparatory. It will enable participants with different levels and fields of knowledge to reach an adequate and homogeneous level for taking advantage of the residential phase. 2nd Phase: Residential phase of Turin (550 hours). This phase will include classroom training (315 hours), study visits to selected enterprises and related training sessions (125 hours), and 110 hours of assessment. Instructors will use lectures, discussions, exercises and other interactive learning activities to strike a balance between theory and practice and to stimulate discussion among the participants and professors. A practical approach based on the analysis and resolution of OSH issues will be taken. The contents are split into 11 topics (one for each week). The modules in this phase are: Module 1: Safety techniques. Module 2: Management competences. Module 3: Major hazard control. Module 4: OSH management systems. Module 5: Physical agents. Module 6: Occupational hygiene techniques. Module 7: Occupational toxicology and medicine. Module 8: Ergonomics. Module 9: Psychosocial factors & health promotion. Module 10: Teaching skills. Module 11: Organization and management 3rd Phase: Preparation of Master thesis (400 hours). Participants will work individually in their country for the preparation of their Master thesis, assisted at distance by tutors and professors with OSH expertise. Study visits Technical visits to industries and other productive sectors will provide the opportunity for discussing with professionals in OSH management in various environments. Training sessions will also provide additional detailed explanation of risks and preventive measures adopted in the 13 enterprises from different sectors visited. Documentation Participants will receive follow-up documentation with which to expand their knowledge of the topics. A bibliography and links section will be incorporated into the virtual platform for the distance learning phase. Diploma A first level Master diploma from the University of Turin (60 certified university credits) will be awarded to those participants who fulfill all following conditions: satisfy the administrative and documentary requirements of the University of Turin; satisfy the attendance requirements. (Attendance at all training sessions during the residential phase is compulsory. Only participants with at least 95% attendance of training sessions will be entitled to apply for the diploma). submit the assignments within the set deadline; pass the prescribed examinations demonstrating the level of competence required by the scientific committee Tuition Fee The cost of participation is Euro 8.150, payable in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring organization. It includes: tuition fees training materials and books transport during the study visits use of training facilities and support services. Accommodation and international and local transport for the period in Turin are not included in the cost of participation. Fellowship Few partial fellowships are available for participants from developing countries on a competitive basis. The available partial fellowship, for a value of 4,470 Euro will cover the residential and catering package on the campus of ITC/ILO. The training costs,the transport from/to a participant's country of origin for the residential phase in Turin, and any other costs are not covered by the partial fellowships. It must therefore be funded by another sponsor or by participants themselves. [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences - Infection and Immunity

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years

The master track “Infection and Immunity” has been designed to integrate the advanced knowledge in two interlinked disciplines. Immunology is the science that investigates how complex multicellular organisms [+]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences - Infection and Immunity

The master track “Infection and Immunity” has been designed to integrate the advanced knowledge in two interlinked disciplines. Immunology is the science that investigates how complex multicellular organisms (mostly mammals) defend themselves against infectious diseases. Immunologists investigate biological systems at all levels of integration: molecular, (sub)cellular, tissue, organism and society. The experimental tools address the molecular, structural and cell biological level, incorporating state of the art techniques such as microarrays, deep sequencing, live imaging and multicolor fluorescent flow cytometry.Medical Microbiology studies the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of pathogens and infections from the molecular to the global health level. Though the immune system protects against infection, microbes employ a variety of strategies to escape immune responses. Another important topic that will be addressed is the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.... [-]


MSc in Biomedical Sciences - Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years

Cell Biology is the discipline that studies the function of cells in the complexity of tissues and organs in the human body in order to understand mechanisms of disease. [+]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences - Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy

Cell Biology is the discipline that studies the function of cells in the complexity of tissues and organs in the human body in order to understand mechanisms of disease. The tremendous revolutions in the past decade in light microscopy and biosensors to visualize processes in cells have changed cell biology completely.The track Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy is a collaborative effort by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), who collaborate in the van Leeuwenhoek Center for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM). These departments are all front runners in studying cell functions microscopically in time, even down to the single molecule level.... [-]


MSc in Biomedical Sciences - Experimental Internal Medicine

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years

The track Experimental Internal Medicine is a collaborative effort by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Faculty of Science and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC). [+]

Experimental Internal Medicine

The track Experimental Internal Medicine is a collaborative effort by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Faculty of Science and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC). Internationally renowned AMC research groups engaged in modern clinical and translational research have put together challenging courses. These courses provide the participants with a thorough background on modern, state-of-the-art research in the experimental internal medicine. Programme OutlineThe first course is Molecular Biology of the Cell. Students will be given training in the analysis of chemical structures, structure function relationships and innovative, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics-based measuring systems.The second course is Cardiovascular diseases. The basic and clinical aspects of three large clinical cardiological syndromes will be discussed in detail.  These include: cardiac pump function and heart failure, cardiac excitation and sudden cardiac death, vascular pathology and ischemic heart disease.  Attention will be paid to the most current state of scientific insights in these three areas, the clinical expression of diseases therein, and to the experimental techniques, and animal models to unravel the biological underpinnings of normal and diseased states.The third course is Endocrinology. The endocrinological aspects of three large clinical areas will be discussed in detail.  These include: stress, reproduction & growth, and metabolism.  Attention will be paid to the most current state of endocrinological insights in these areas, clinical expression of diseases therein, and to the experimental techniques, and animal models to unravel the biological underpinnings of normal and diseased states.In both courses the teachers are highly active in the field.  Either as a senior investigator or  a medical doctor or both.The remainder of the programme provides elective courses and major practical training, whereby students carry out research projects. The AMC offers research opportunities in a virtually every specialism, with special emphasis on Internal Medicine.  These include, nephrology, pulmonology, infectious diseases, cardiology, vascular medicine, gastro-intestinal diseases and hepatology. Generally we advise to do the first traineeship at the Science faculty's Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS) to get a proper grip on the necessary experimental approaches. Is Experimental Internal Medicine the track for me?The programme is looking for students who:... [-]