Humanitas is associated with the
University of Milan. This association underlines one of the missions of Humanitas,
education. The main relevant educational activities ongoing in Humanitas in concert with the
University of Milan include: the International Medical School; Master (Laurea Specialistica) in
Biotechnology with a focus on immunobiotechnology; Board specialties in several major disciplines;
PhD Programme on Pathology and Experimental Neuropathology.
In addition, Humanitas has a structured relationship with the University of Brescia, Novara,
Bari, which allows members of these Universities to contribute to our scientific life.
International Medical School
The International Medical School is a Medicine and Surgery University Degree offered by
Università di Milano at Istituto Clinico Humanitas. It combines
academic training and
hospital experience as well as laboratory research. The degree distinctive
features are here presented:
international profile, with
lessons held in English by Italian professors and contributions from European and
innovative teaching methods: problem base learning through structured training
problems, small study groups, and discussions of medical cases. Exchange programmes with foreign
universities are also foreseen as a milestone of the study path.
highly integrated curriculum, with the teaching activities and different courses
are divided into blocks right from the start, with closely linked, integrated content for a limited
number of students, targeted trainings could be followed at Milan Faculty, as part of the
MD-PhD medical research degree
- particular attention is paid to students welcoming, by creating both meetings with skilled
medical professionals and a sense of academic community between students and teaching staff.
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Medical Biotecnology degree
The Istituto Clinico Humanitas campus hosts the Immunobiotechnology course of the
Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine degree (Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan).
This second-level degree course is meant to provide the students with a general biomedical culture,
well-grounded on the knowledge of structure-function of biomolecules and biosystems acting at cell
and tissue level in both physiological and pathological conditions. Educational activities are
concentrated in the first year of the program, and are focused on biotechnological applications
referring to autoimmune and immuno-mediate pathologies, organ transplantation, and cell/tissue
engineering. The second year is entirely dedicated to the development of a experimental thesis in a
laboratory headed by University teachers afferent to course. Students carry out thesis projects
mainly focused on evaluation of pathogenetic mechanisms and on the characterization of innovative
diagnostic and therapeutic elements related to immune-inflammatory pathologies. Methodologies are
based on molecular and cell biology approaches, advanced imaging and genomic and post-genomic
techniques, and animal models.
The course qualify professional figures able to plan and perform autonomously
research projects and organize laboratory research activities or diagnostic analysis implying
biotechnological methodologies, to manage laboratory experiments related to clinical research
protocols, to carry out autonomously analyses in the biotechnology branch applied to medicine, and
to cooperate with other professional figures on diagnostic and therapeutic activities implying cell
handling/manipulation and other biotechnological methodologies.