Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Medicine and Surgery

Integrated courses

The Medicine and Surgery Master’s Degree programme consists of a series of integrated courses, each one focusing on a specific area of scientific skills and dealing with specific notions.

The key features of the teaching in the programme are:

  • horizontal and vertical integration of knowledge;
  • teaching methods based on a solid foundation in the pre-clinical area, and using a problem-based approach;
  • early contact with patients;
  • acquisition of clinical skills as well as development of strong communication skills.

The highly integrated and flexible teaching method is kept constantly updated and is designed to help students learn from a wide, comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective providing constant stimulation to acquire new competencies.

Credits (Crediti Formativi Universitari - CFU)

Credits measure both individual study workload and classwork. One credit is valued at 25 hours of study, divided
roughly into 12,5 hours of independent study and 12,5 hours of frontal lecture (made up of 12.5 hours of independent study and 12.5 hours of lectures); and students are expected to accumulate around 60 credits in an academic year.
Credits are not awarded until examinations are passed for the relevant course.

Examination grades measure performance while credits quantify progress within the programme.

The Italian credit system (Crediti Formativi Universitari – CFU) uses the same unit measure as the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
 

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