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Medicine and surgery

Graduates of this second degree course must have:

  1. the scientific basis, theory and practical knowledge required by the European directive 75/363/CEE to enter the medical profession. Graduates must also have the methodology and background needed to participate in continuing education.
  2. professional, decisional, and operational autonomy, characterised by a holistic approach, so that the biological, physical, and chemical elements of the environment may be taken into account when facing health issues. A total of 360 university credits acquired over six years is needed to fulfil this second degree, with 60 of these credits dedicated to the development of specific professional skills;
  3. essential theoretical knowledge derived from the basic sciences with a view to practical application;
  4. the ability to collect and critically analyse data regarding an individual’s state of well-being using a clinical and an overall point of view, while taking socio-cultural factors into consideration; the ability to interpret that data using the knowledge of basic sciences, physiopathology, pathologies of organs and apparatuses;
  5. the ability and experience, combined with the faculty for self-evaluation, to responsibly confront and solve priority health problems in terms of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and rehabilitation;
  6. knowledge of medical ethics and history;
  7. the ability to communicate with patients and their family members in a clear, humane way;
  8. the ability to collaborate with professionals in group health activities;
  9. the ability to include economic considerations in medical decisions;
  10. the ability to recognise community health problems and to intervene in a competent manner.