Bachelor Degrees

Physiotherapy

Degree in Physiotherapy (qualification required for the profession of physiotherapist) belongs to the Class of Degrees in Rehabilitative Healthcare Professions (L/SNT2), has a duration of three years and involves the acquisition of 180 university study credits (CFUs) leading to the award of the degree. There are 19 exams which are worth a total of 156 CFUs. The remaining credits will be acquired through other educational activities: attendance at activities chosen by the student, attendance at professional laboratories and seminars, checks on English language and IT skills and the final exam.  Indicatively, the exams are divided as follows: seven in the first year, six in the second and six in the third.

Admission to the course of study occurs via a scheduled national process, with a ranking produced on the basis of a national multiple response admission test.
The official language of the course is Italian.

At the end of the course, the qualification of Degree in Physiotherapy is issued. This qualification enables access to first-level postgraduate programmes, LM/SNT2 Master’s Degree courses in Rehabilitative Healthcare Professions and other classes launched at the University of Milano-Bicocca or at other universities in accordance with the procedures set out in their respective regulations.

The Degree course intends to provide solid cultural and methodological preparation in disciplines relating to physiotherapy and rehabilitation. This will allow graduates to become healthcare professionals that - in accordance with Law No.251 of 10 August 2000 - will be able to take ownership of their profession and act with professional autonomy, towards individuals and the community, in completing activities designed to ensure prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and functional evaluation, in order to practise the skills set out in the relevant professional profile (Ministry of Health Decree No.741 of 14 September 1994 et seq).
In the past, (20th AlmaLaurea survey), graduates had an employment rate of 97% one year after finishing the course, against a national average of 83.2% for SNT/2 Class degrees in the same survey.

The percentage of enrolled students who graduate no more than one year after the normal duration of the course is 95% for the Carata Brianza campus and 92.3% for the Bergamo campus, against a national benchmark of 79.5% (National Student Register data valid as of 29/12/2018 on the 2016 cohort, iC17 indicator).

 

Dental Hygiene

The Degree Course in Dental Hygiene, qualifying for the health profession of dental hygienist, has a duration of three years and involves the acquisition of 180 university credits (CFU) for the achievement of the title. There are 16 exams that provide for the acquisition of 168 CFU. The remaining credits will be acquired through other training activities such as internships, traineeships, activities chosen by the
student and the final exam.

Indicatively, the examinations scheduled are 6 in the first year, 6 in the second year, 4 in the third year.

The course is open to local programming: the ranking is based on the outcome of a multiple choice test.
Access is obtained after verification of the possession of the curricular requirements.

The official language of the course is Italian.

Some course lessons may be held in English.
At the end of the studies, the Degree in Dental Hygiene is awarded.
The degree allows access to first level Masters, to the Master Degree in Dental Hygiene. Graduates in Dental Hygiene have the possibility to enroll in section B of the professional register of Dental Hygienists.

The Degree Program is oriented to provide a solid cultural and methodological preparation in the dental hygiene disciplines with a strong practical connotation that will allow graduates to immediately enter the final professional qualification examination on the labor market with full mastery of the techniques and of the treatments inherent to his professional figure. The student's operational contact with patients from the first year of the course is strategic to allow the graduate full operational autonomy as soon as the course is finished.

The training internships provided during the three years of the course on the most innovative methods in the dental hygiene field allow a constant updating of professional knowledge in parallel with the new instrumental innovations and therapeutic protocols proposed by the research and by companies operating in the sector.

In XIX AlmaLaurea survey the graduates of the course reported a one-year employment rate from the achievement of the 100% bond, compared to a national average of 42,6%.

In the past, 84% of enrolled students graduated in progress or no more than one year out of course (University data) compared to 69,3% of graduates in progress or no more than one year out of course in the same type of studies at national level (National Student Registry data).

Nursing

The Undergraduate Nursing Degree has a three years duration and to complete the program students have to acquire 180 academic credits (CFU). A total number of 19 exams are scheduled providing 156 CFUs. The remaining academic credits are provided by clinical trainings, seminars, integrative activities chosen by students (i.e. stage) and the final exam, including the dissertation of an academic essay.

The 19 exams are organized as follows: 8 exams within the first, 5 exams within the second, and 6 exams within the third year of education. The number of students per year admitted to the course is determined on the base of a national Ministry planning for this Degree.

The official language of the course is Italian.

The Undergraduate Nursing Degree allows students to apply for further high education programs as Post-Graduate Diplomas (first level Diplomas according to the Italian national legislation) and/or Master Degree programs both in Milano-Bicocca and in other Universities in the Country.

The main aim of the course is to provide students those knowledge and skills that are needed to operate as general registered nurses (RN) both in public and private health institutions. The Undergraduate Nursing Degree is the needed academic title to be registered as RN by the Italian National Board of Nursing Profession.

Based on available data, students who have completed the Undergraduate Nursing Degree have a 91% occupational rate after one year from the end of the course.

Midwifery

Degree in Midwifery (qualification required for the profession of midwife) belongs to the Class of Degrees in Technical Healthcare Professions (L/SNT1), has a duration of three years and involves the acquisition of 180 university study credits (CFUs) leading to the award of the degree.

There are 19 exams which are worth a total of 156 CFUs. The remaining credits will be acquired through additional educational activities: 

activities chosen by the student (6 CFUs), other educational activities (9 CFUs) and the final exam (9 CFUs). Indicatively, the exams are divided as follows: eight in the first year, six in the second and five in the third.

Admission to the course of study occurs via a scheduled national process, with a ranking produced on the basis of a national admission test.

The admission test checks that applicants possess the scientific knowledge required for the first year of the course.

The official language of the course is Italian.

At the end of the course, the qualification of Degree in Midwifery (qualification required for the profession of midwife) is issued.
The qualification enables access to first-level postgraduate programmes, LM/SNT1 Master’s Degree courses and other classes launched at the University of Milano-Bicocca or at other universities in accordance with
the procedures set out in their respective regulations. 

The Degree course intends to provide solid cultural and methodological preparation in the core disciplines relevant to the professional skills required to be a midwife. Students also development knowledge in the fields of human sciences, IT and statistics, ethics and deontology and English. A particular emphasis is placed in the study of specific content regarding neonatal obstetrical and gynaecological sciences, knowledge of which will allow graduates to take ownership over and act with professional autonomy as regards the skills set out in the professional profile for midwifery (Ministry of Health Decree No.740 of 14/9/1994 et seq).

The course of study is recognised as a Friend of Breastfeeding course (CdLAA) by UNICEF.
The course of study information sheet (SUA 2018-CINECA) states that graduates have an employment rate of 88.9% one year after finishing the course, against a national average of 77.6% for Bachelor’s Degree courses.

In the past, 80% of enrolled students graduated according to the course schedule or no more than one year behind schedule (University-UNIMIB data), in comparison with the national average of 64.9% for students on similar courses nationally.

Biomedical Laboratory techniques

Degree in Biomedical Laboratory techniques (qualification required for the profession of Biomedical Laboratory technician) belongs to the Class of Degrees in Technical Healthcare Professions (L/SNT3), has a duration of three years and involves the acquisition of 180 university study credits (CFUs) leading to the award of the degree. There are 16 exams which are worth a total of 108 CFUs. The remaining credits will be obtained  through other educational activities: traineeships, seminars, professional workshops and the final exam. The final exam is equivalent to the value of the state exam required for access to the profession.

Indicatively, the exams are divided as follows: six in the first year, seven in the second and three in the third.
Admission to the course of study occurs via a scheduled national process, with a ranking produced on the basis of a national admission test.

The official language of the course is Italian.

At the end of the course, the qualification of Degree in Biomedical Laboratory techniques (qualification required for the profession of Biomedical Laboratory technician) is issued.
The qualification enables access to first-level postgraduate programmes, specialist training courses, Class LM/SNT3 Master’s Degree courses in Technical Healthcare Profession Sciences without study deficits and other classes launched at the University of Milano-Bicocca or at other universities in accordance with the procedures set out in their respective regulations.
The Degree intends to provide solid cultural and methodological preparation in laboratory diagnostics in the fields of Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Haematology, Anatomy and Pathology, Toxicology, Blood Transfusion, Veterinary Practice and Biomedical Research.

In these fields, the Degree provides graduates with solid technical and practical skills. The Degree also trains professional figures who fit well into the current complex health and social care situation, with knowledge of Psychology, Occupational Medicine, Radiation Protection, Business Organisation, Healthcare Planning, Hygiene, Ethics and Professional Deontology.

In 2016 (19th AlmaLaurea survey), graduates had an employment rate of 72.7% one year after finishing the course, against a national average of 42.6%).
In the past (students who enrolled in 13/14), 78.95% of enrolled students graduated according to the course schedule or no more than one year behind schedule (University data), in comparison with the national average of 71.4% for students on similar courses (National Student Registry data)

Imaging and Radiotherapy techniques

Degree in Imaging and Radiotherapy techniques (qualification required for the profession of Imaging and Radiotherapy technician) belongs to the Class of Degrees in Technical Healthcare Professions (L/SNT3), has a duration of three years and involves the acquisition of 180 university study credits (CFUs) leading to the award of the degree. There are 16 exams which are worth a total of 108 CFUs.

The remaining credits will be obtained through other educational activities: traineeships, seminars, professional workshops and the final exam.
Indicatively, the exams are divided as follows: six in the first year, six in the second and four in the third.
Admission to the course of study occurs via a scheduled national process, with a ranking produced on the basis of a national admission test.

The official language of the course is Italian.

At the end of the course, the qualification of Degree in Imaging and Radiotherapy techniques (qualification required for the profession of Imaging and Radiotherapy technician) is issued.

The qualification enables access to first-level postgraduate programmes, specialist training courses, Class LM/SNT3 Master’s Degree courses in Technical Healthcare Profession Sciences without study deficits and other classes launched at the University of Milano-Bicocca or at other universities in accordance with the procedures set out in their respective regulations.
Graduates in Imaging and Radiotherapy techniques can register with the Professional Guild of Radiography Technicians, provided they pass the state exam.
The Degree intends to provide solid cultural and methodological preparation in Diagnostic Imaging in the field of traditional radiology, Computer Tomography, Angiography, Magnetic Resonance, Health Physics, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine. In these fields, the Degree provides graduates with solid technical and practical skills.
The Degree also trains professional figures who fit well into the current complex health and social care situation, with knowledge of Radiation Protection, Psychology, Ethics and Professional Deontology, Hygiene, Healthcare Planning, Economics and Business Organisation.

In 2016 (19th AlmaLaurea survey), graduates had an employment rate of 42.9% one year after finishing the course, against a national average of 42.6%). In the past (students who enrolled in 13/14), 83.3% of enrolled students graduated according to the course schedule or no more than one year behind schedule (University data), in comparison with the national average of 71.4% for students on similar courses (National Student Registry data).

Childhood neuro and psycomotricity

The Degree  in Childhood Neuro and Psycomotricity aims to train healthcare operators who take ownership of their actions and work with professional autonomy to promote prevention, treatment, habilitation, rehabilitation and procedures relating to the functional evaluation of childhood and adolescent patients suffering from neuromotor, psycomotor and neuropsychological disorders (Ministry for Health Decree No.56 of 17/1/1997).

In order to ensure students meet these professional requirements, the University of Milano-Bicocca has planned the Degree course to ensure that the objectives that students must achieve through specific teaching activities are clearly defined. The content is clearly stated, with the timescales and educational settings indicated. Each subject is specifically framed and assessed in terms of its effectiveness.

Through tutor-led teaching, the Degree ensures that students are at the centre of a system that constantly requires them to use their intellectual and ethical resources and relationship skills to gradually build up their decision-making power. 

The official language of the course is Italian.

The Degree uses mixed theory and practical exercises to bridge the divide between theory and practice in the minds of the students. The theoretical teaching is supported by laboratory sessions, traineeships and educational activities involving the use of facilitators to help the students to consolidate their abilities in terms of patient communication and encourage them to become gradually more aware of their communication style (role play, non-verbal communication training, individual and group supervision).

The Degree lasts three years and involves the acquisition of 180 CFUs leading to the award of the Degree in Childhood Neuro and Psycomotricity (qualification required for the profession of Childhood Neuro and
Psycomotricity therapist), Class L/SNT2. The final exam is equivalent to the value of the state exam required for access to the profession.

The qualification enables access to Class LM/SNT2 Master’s Degree courses in Rehabilitative Sciences, without study deficits (Article 6, Point 1 of Ministerial Decree 8 January 2009), first-level post-graduate
programmes and specialist training courses.

In the 19th AlmaLaurea survey, graduates had an employment rate of 93.8% one year after finishing the course, against a national average of 42.6%. In 2016, the percentage of graduates who graduated within the normal duration of the course was 82.6%, which is higher than both the local average (70.5%) and the national average (68.3%).