Medicine and Surgery
Degree programme
Single cycle Master’s degree (6 years)
Course title (Classe)
LM-41 – Medicina e chirurgia

State-regulated: 120 places in Novara, 80 places in Alessandria


Tuesday 3 September 2020 (Information about test)


School of Medicine / Department of Translational Medicine  

Student Services Office

Novara, via Perrone 18

Teaching locations
  • Alessandria, Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, Viale T. Michel 11 Novara
  • Department of Translational Medicine, Via Perrone 18
Course Director

Course overview

In this 6-year programme, teachers and tutors will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become surgeons, through theory lessons and clinical placements in small groups following SIMNOVA activity. Your training will consist of a solid grounding in biomedical and bio-psychosocial approaches, a multidisciplinary and integrated perspective of health-related problems and disease, an education focusing on community and public health, disease prevention and health promotion. The course sets out to respond to new healthcare demands, taking into account not only the disease but also, and above all, the person with the disease – consisting of both body and psyche, within a specific social context.

Key features

  • Profession-based courses with excellent teacher/student ratio
  • Advanced-level teaching with activity at the SIMNOVA simulation centre
  • Wide range of elective courses
  • Guidance and support when applying for Erasmus and Free-Mover programmes
  • Option to complete your training in the Specialisation Schools operating at the School of Medicine 

Erasmus partner institutions

  • France: Sophia-Antipolis (Nice)
  • Germany: Marburg
  • Greece: Patras
  • Poland: Wroclaw
  • Portugal: Lisbon
  • Spain: “La Laguna” (Tenerife), "Rovira i Virgili" (Tarragona), Valladolid.  



    Career and employment options

    • Substitution stints for general practitioners and paediatricians where necessary
    • General physician (following training course of 3 years)
    • Out-of-hours service doctor
    • Doctor in private clinics, or at sporting events, fairs and events
    • Medical advisor for insurance companies
    • Medical specialist (following specialisation courses of 4-5 years in order to be eligible for public competitions offering access to the national health service, universities and research centres, INPS and INAIL)


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