To face the challenges posed by technological evolution and digital systems to the healthcare world, the "Medicine & Surgery" course aims at offering a course that will train a “new doctor”. This objective will be achieved through a solid integration between “medical” and “engineering” knowledges (both of them already present at the University “Politecnica delle Marche”), the use of cutting-edge technologies and highly realistic equipment (e. g. simulators, procedural software, analysis systems), the development of innovative and interactive teaching methods, attendance at highly concrete training structures (e. g. lab skills or bioengineering laboratories), also by using virtual reality.

The aim of the course is to integrate the classic medical training path with transdisciplinary skills common to the medical training and the biomedical engineering path. This will allow the doctor to develop an autonomous and critical reasoning capacity which, in addition to addressing complex problems in the clinical field and in the applications of technology and information analysis, will also enable the doctor to elaborate and internalize the relational and ethical aspects of this profession, taking care of the patients and finalizing technological innovation to the personalization of therapies, to the continuity of care and to the improvement of life quality. To reach these objectives, didactic/scientific foreign collaborations will be also strengthened, with the aim of broadening medical and engineering experiences and enriching the knowledge and use of alternative therapeutic techniques.

The course differs from other existing courses of the same class (LM/41 - Medicine and Surgery) because it aims to train a doctor who is not only an expert user of modern technologies applied to the different fields of clinical medicine and translational scientific-technological research, but also an active collaborator in the conceptualization of new and advanced technologies. These goals will be achieved by focusing on an "innovative medicine" capable of exploiting tools and systems of high technological complexity (genomics, bioinformatics, big data, artificial intelligence, remote technologies).

The proposed training path is organized to combine the skills of the traditional doctor with the essential ones of the biomedical engineer, offering an integrated path between the Master's Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery (LM/41) and the Three-year Degree Course in Biomedical Engineering (L/8). This integration is foreseen for the entire 6-year period of the course, by alternating the two cultural areas. The first 3 years will be aimed at fostering the integration between the medical and bioengineering disciplines, while the last 3 years will be mainly dedicated to the clinical training and professionalizing/enabling training activities, which will be more focused on clinical practice, with particular attention to the use of the integrated approaches learned during the first 3 years.

During the training course, students of M&S will also guaranteed the possibility of acquiring further knowledge and basic skills through the acquisition of 30 optional University Educational Credits, which exceed the 360 credits required for the Medicine and Surgery degree.

In this way, the course will allow the M&S students who decide to also acquire the additional 30 ECTS to request, at the end of the 6 years, the degree in Biomedical Engineering.