Humanitas University also known as Hunimed, is an Italian private university dedicated to the medical sciences. The campus is based in the municipality of Rozzano, a part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, and is located within the Humanitas Research Hospital Campus. The University was founded in 2014.
Humanitas University provides a six-year course in Medicine taught in English. They also provide a three-year course in Nursing and a three-year course in Physiotherapy, which are taught in Italian. As part of their speciality school degree programs, the university offers 11 courses. Including an advanced postgraduate course in Cardiovascular MR Imaging, a Master’s in Endoscopy and a Master’s in Urology.
“Humanitas University is built by the hospital, inside the hospital. All the tutors are specifically trained and work as medical doctors or nurses in the hospital. All campus facilities are located within the hospital area.” The new campus will cover a total area of over 20.000 square meters. Allowing students to train in low risk situations, the campus will include a Simulation Center of about 1.000 square meters. It will also house 4 operating rooms, 3 multimedia rooms, 2 ambulatories, 1 emergency room, 4 rooms for clinical and surgical skills, 1 microscope room and 1 wet lab.
The University is part of the Humanitas Group, a private hospital group that also operates the Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan. Humanitas Group is part of a larger company, Techint Group.
In 2016 Humanitas University has signed an agreement with Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, United States, to facilitate admission of Benedictine College pre-med students into its Medicine and Surgery degree program.
The speciality degrees include: General Surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Digestive System Diseases, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology. Masters’ degrees are awarded in the fields of Endoscopy and Urology.
Humanitas Medicine and Surgery degree course is a 6-year university programme.
The course is taught entirely in English. A basic knowledge of Italian is required during the clinical practice, at the third year.
From the first year, theoretical interdisciplinary modules are integrated with hands-on experience and simulation activities. Clerkships commence in the 3rd year, when students can also access the “Excellence in Research Track”.