Being the oldest university in the world and still being able to uphold its academic excellence since 1088, the University of Bologna shouldn’t be questioned when it comes to the best in the world. With its inspiring motto “Alma mater studiorum” which means nourishing mother of studies, this University has so far been the mother of education and has nourishing other universities with its excellent students. With respect to that, the University of Bologna has also been able to build a medical school that is outstanding.
The University Of Bologna medical school kicked off with its first academic 1179 and since then, it has been at the top with no sign of relenting or coming back down. Right here, we will be taking a look at the University of Bologna medical school and what makes it special and different from every other medical school out there.
The University Of Bologna Medical School
At the University of Bologna medical school, their primary objective from inception was to develop competent doctors who are specialist in their respective field and equipped with all the necessary skills and techniques to help them be their possible best.
Being a medical programme in-line with the Bologna process, EC Directive 2005/36/EC, and the Thematic Network on Medical Education in Europe (MEDINE) which do draft out the European Specifications in Medical Education, they are well known for their medical standards and core values.
The medical programme at the University of Bologna medical school is divided into three separate programmes that consecutively runs for two years.
This first programme is been referred to as the milking programme, in which students are only taught the fundamentals of medicine. During this biennial programme, students are provided with the basics of scientific knowledge which majorly includes physics and chemistry. This programme also takes a step further by analyzing the human body system, structure, and the functions of both the micro and macroscopic parts(cell, tissues, and organs). During the final phase of the programme, students learn about several pathologies and how the body system works.
The second programme begins in the 3rd year of the medical degree programme. Here, students learn about basic tools needed to treat sick organisms, clinical approaches, the pathologies of several organs and tissues, and communication skills when it comes reaching out to patients. This second biennial programme covers about 25% of the total six years medical degree programme. At the final phase, which is towards the end of the fourth year, students study the pathological anatomy of organs and systems.
The third programme is dedicated to the understanding of majorly clinical and all that is related to it. Here, students learn about clinical issues in specific areas such as general medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, pediatrics and many more. This biennial programme takes the largest share of the entire medical programme and more emphasis are laid on it by the management. The curriculum of the University of Bologna was designed in such a way that before each student completes the medical programme, he or she is expected to be well knowledge in clinical areas like medical oncology, legal medicine, psychiatry, community medicine, medical-surgical emergencies, and many more.
The Course Unit For Each Year
Medicine at the University of Bologna is a 6 years programme which comprises of 12 semesters and each student is expected to carry out approximately 1020 hours of internship. This period of internship begins from the 3rd year in which students are expected to cover 4 cfu and 68 hours of internship. During the 4th year, the number increases to 10 cfu and 170 hours of internship. On getting to the 5th year the number of cfu’s and hours of internship increases to 17 cfu and 289 hours respectively. And lastly, during the 6th year which is also the finals, each medical student at the University is expected to finish up with 29 cfu and 393 hours of internship.
Unlike other medical schools, the University Of Bologna makes use of research presentation for final year students. Here, each student is put under the supervision of a Professor. This unique type of testing allows students to express themselves and showcase how far they have gone in the medical field and how immensely the University of Bologna medical school have been able to impart knowledge in them.