The Second Level Master’s Degree in New Skills for General Practice. Systems medicine and the implications of technological and organizational changes in healthcare is a Post-MA master’s course organized by the Faculty of Law, the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) and the departments of Sociology and Social Research, Psychology and Cognitive Science, and Economics and Management.

The master has been designed and is offered as a collaboration between Fondazione Bruno Kessler, the Register of Physicians of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Scuola di formazione specifica in Medicina Generale (GP specialty training school) and the Provincial Healthcare Services.

The purpose of the master is to provide general practitioner training for doctors so that they learn to treat patients with complex profiles, coordinate team work in high-quality treatment procedures and be able to use information and communication technologies and artificial intelligence tools in the framework of the new organization of primary care.

Objectives

Students will learn to:

  • suggest and manage treatments in the field of systems medicine;
  • solve any communication problems as regards the treatment of patients;
  • define the relationship between the role of GP and the task of managing limited resources;
  • identify inequalities in access to healthcare;
  • identify and understand the social causes and non-clinical reasons that lead to fragility and morbidity;
  • promote and disseminate a culture of appropriateness;
  • face technological challenges, in particular those regarding information and communication technologies, that have an impact on medicine and society;
  • offer counselling in primary care, in particular as regards genetics and genomics;
  • be able to recognize and manage the main bio-law profiles of therapeutic treatments.

To obtain the degree, students will have to present a project and defend their thesis before a panel appointed by the course steering committee.

Students who have attended the program regularly and have passed the periodic assessments and the final thesis will receive, in January 2019, a Second level Master’s Degree in New skills for general practice. Systems medicine and the implications of technological and organizational changes in healthcare.

Attendance

Classes will start in February 2018 and will end in December 2018 (with no classes in August). Students will present their projects in January 2019. The master includes 200 hours of in-class work, which include lectures that use, among other things, a blended approach like the one of the flipped classroom. Internships are available to the participants.

Courses take place one weekend per month (on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday).

Students must attend at least 80% of the course work.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

To participate in the selection procedure applicants must hold the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in medicine and surgery awarded under ministerial decree 270/2004;
  • A Master’s degree in medicine and surgery awarded under ministerial decree 509/1999;
  • A Master’s degree in medicine and surgery awarded under laws that are not in force anymore;
  • A foreign degree (equivalent to the above).

The selection procedure is open also to students who will obtain their qualification before the course start. If they pass the admission test they will be put on the list of attending students “waiting for confirmation”, until they’ll obtain their degree.

Master’s students cannot enroll in other courses at the same time.

Auditing students can apply but will only be able to attend in-class lessons. They do not need to fulfil the admission requirements. Tuition fees for auditing students amount to 500.00 euro; at the end of the course they will receive a certificate of attendance detailing the specific lessons or modules they have attended.

Selection criteria

Participants must submit their application exclusively through the online application form by 12.00 of 31 January 2018.

The master steering committee will select candidates based on their CV but may decide to hold interviews. The committee shall award points as follows:

  • CV: max 40 points (60 in case there is no interview)
  • Interview: max 20 points

The first 20 students on the list of eligible candidates are admitted to the master and will be invited to confirm their registration by paying the relevant fee.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees amount to 3,000 EUR to be paid in two installments: the first one at the time of registration, the second before 29 June 2018.

The Autonomous Province of Trento sponsors a scholarship amounting to 1,500.00 euro, as a waiver from payment of the second installment of tuition fees, for all enrolled students who have successfully completed their training in the February-June 2018 term.

Deadline overview

  • Deadline for online application: 31 January 2018, 12.00
  • Publication of admitted candidates: by 12 February 2018
  • Registration and payment of tuition fees: 19 February 2018
  • Lessons start: 22 February 2018

Contacts

Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK for Health
via Sommarive, 18 - 38123 Trento
masterMG [at] fbk.eu