MedTec School

General

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Program Description

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

Precision medicine, big data, A.I., nanotechnologies, surgical robots, 3D printing, and bio-prosthesis: this degree program 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 program 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 humanizing the doctor-patient relationship.

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

The integrated six-year training program 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 program will provide:

  1. a biomedical 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. competencies 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 maximizes the potential of technologies and intelligent systems for the optimization of machine-patient interaction and for the customization of therapies and continuity of care.

On successfully completing the degree program you will:

  • have gained in-depth knowledge of advanced medical technologies and be able to design personalized therapies through the use of complex technological systems for clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • be able to optimize 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.
  • have opportunities to work in numerous medical fields, e.g. biomedical device design, biomedical technologies or in pharmaceutical industries.

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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.

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.

Organization and Assessment

Years 1-3 Include opportunities for practical experience, internships, specialized laboratories and the acquisition of soft skills, the 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 program 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 professionalizing 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, professionalizing activities and use of the Simulation Center “Mario Luzzato” and other Humanitas hospitals).

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 program, 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.

Admissions

The 6-year degree program in Medicine and Surgery, held in English, is run by Humanitas University in partnership with Politecnico di Milano. The 2020 test will take place on 20th March for both European and non-European students.

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

*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.

Admissions Test

The admissions test will take place on 20th March 2020 and it will last 100 minutes. It consists of a multiple-choice test, entirely in English.

The test will include questions on mathematics, verbal logic, physics, chemistry, biology, technical-scientific culture. The test is designed to capture the aptitude and propensity of candidates to study both hard science for Engineering and Life Sciences for Medicine.

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Admissions requirements

  • A high school diploma, or other recognized qualifications obtained abroad
  • Passing of admissions test

Specific requirements apply to UK, US, IB, and other diplomas.

English language recommendations

All classroom activities at Humanitas Medical School are held in English. To fully understand and benefit from your degree course, a good level of English in all skills is required. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that applicants to Humanitas Medical School have reached an adequate level of English language competency: Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2.

Italian language recommendations

The University provides free Italian courses over the academic year to support international students.

By the beginning of the third year, when clinical activities start, students are expected to have reached a good level of Italian to be able to interact with patients.

Tuition Fees

Fees for the MEDTEC School may vary depending on your family income. Merit-based scholarships are yearly available for European and non-European students.

For European students, tuition fees at Humanitas University are calculated according to the economic situation of the family of the student. There are four different categories of income, calculated according to the economic situation of the student’s family on the basis of the ISEP Index.

The amount of tuition fees is determined annually by the University.

Category ISEP Index (in thousands of euros) Fees (in euros)
1st category Less than 30 10.156
2nd category From 30 to 55 13.156
3rd category From 55 to 80 17.156
4th category More than 80 20.156

Indicated fees are yearly and cover the cost of the course. They do not include accommodation, food, books or other services.

Across the various years, of course, the fee within the same income category will not vary to such an extent as to significantly impact the economic situation of the student.

Scholarships

  • Regulation on Humanitas University Scholarships
  • Regulation on Paola Einaudi Scholarship
  • Regulation on Rotomail Scholarship

Non-EU Students

Indicated fees are yearly and cover the cost of the course. They do not include accommodation, food, books or other services.

2020-21 academic year Non-EU students (in euros)
Tuition Fees 20.000
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Humanitas University is an international University dedicated to the Life Sciences in Milan. Education and training fully integrated with Humanitas Hospital and Scientific Research.

Humanitas University is an international University dedicated to the Life Sciences in Milan. Education and training fully integrated with Humanitas Hospital and Scientific Research. Read less