About Università Cattolica
Founded in 1921 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private University in Europe and one of the most prestigious in Italy. Università Cattolica, is a comprehensive university, covering an impressive range of programs from Medicine, Communication, Philosophy, and the Arts, through to Economics & Business, Accounting & Finance, Agriculture, psychology and Linguistics. In the renowned QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, Cattolica’s ascendency placed the University in formidable company, with 13 disciplines ranked in the top 300 in the world or higher. Studying at Cattolica is to study at one of our distinct campuses, each teaching subjects relevant to their territory. Milan: Italy’s economic, business and communication capital. Rome: the Eternal city, featuring the 2nd largest hospital in the country affiliated to Cattolica’s Medical Faculty. Piacenza-Cremona: located at the cross-roads of Italy famous agricultural heartland and a pivotal logistics hub. Brescia: art and tourism run through its veins but it also hosts Cattolica’s cutting-edge Physics and Math labs. Wichever your choice of location or subject, you remain part of one family. The Cattolica family.
Cattolica’s MD Medicine and Surgery provides the scientific basis and the theoretical and practical training essential for the exercise of the medical profession internationally. Students develop all the technical competencies required to operate independently and responsibly in the medical sector. The overall objectives are pursued using a teaching approach designed to examine health issues in depth in a holistic manner, taking account of the influence of the surrounding chemical – physical, biological and social environment. The degree features a complete integration of basic and clinical sciences, achieved through a multidisciplinary approach and an early involvement in patient management, including both ethical issues and legal responsibilities, which are at the basis of the profession. In addition, medical anthropology, bioethics and medical humanities will be emphasized, as well as the ability to communicate with the patient and the family.