LEVEL II UNIVERSITY MASTER 'INTERNATIONAL MASTER OF CARDIOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO CARDIAC SURGERY'
From 2021, students of the IHS has the possibility to participate in the II level University Master entitled 'International Master of cardiology and Techniques Applied to Cardiac Surgery'
The announcement and regulations of the Level II Master are available on the website www.unibg.it
The objectives of the II level University Master are in agreement with those of the IHS and take into account the importance of extending the Master to European and non-EU students, to facilitate cultural and scientific exchanges between students and teachers.
In case of admission, attendance at the Master’s program is mandatory. With certification of attendance that is equal to or higher than 75% of the hours of activity of the Master and after passing the exams planned, students are awarded 60 ECTS, corresponding to 1500 hours of study.
Prof. Stefano Paleari: Department of Management, Information, and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo
Prof. Paolo Malighetti: Department of Management, Information, and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo
Prof. Lia Crotti: School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca
Prof. Gianfranco Parati: School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca
Prof. Sergio Caravita: Department of Management, Information, and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo
MASTER'S DEGREE ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
Cardiac surgery is a specialised branch which has seen fast and significant progress in the last forty years. This means it is currently possible to successfully treat cardiac pathologies which a few decades ago were considered untreatable or treated with mediocre results. This evolution has had an impact on all cardiac surgery fields as well on branches which were developed simultaneously, particularly, cardiac anaesthesia and interventional cardiology. Nowadays, branches like heart transplants, ventricular assistance and, last but not least, treatment of congenital cardiopathologies, are the three major areas of cardiac surgery in adults.
The course offers students specific training in the field of cardiac surgery, cardiology and cardiac anaesthesia with special attention given to complex pathologies that affect adults (cardiac decompensation surgery, heart transplants, ventricular assistance, ECMO, mitral valve and aortic valve surgery, thoracic aortic repair) and children (cyanogenic and non-cyanogenic congenital pathologies, transplants and ventricular assistance, ECMO). Moreover, an anaesthesialogical and cardiological approach to the foregoing pathologies will also be a focus in the Master's Level II program.
AGREEMENTS WITH INSTITUTIONS
International Heart School develops a project rooted in the consolidated reality of Bergamo and its Hospital over the last thirty years.
Over this long period, Bergamo has remained in constant connection with the most prestigious International Centres which share the same specialisation in the field of diagnosing and curing cardiovascular diseases.
The Master comprehends 60 ECTS, including the master thesis (3 ECTS), an internship (12 ECTS) in one of the collaborating institutions, and the following courses:
- Paediatric Cardiac Surgery (8 ECTS)
- Thoracic cardiac surgery (8 ECTS)
- Management of paediatric and adult patients in intensive care (6 ECTS)
- Clinical Research and Technological Assessment (5 ECTS)
- Coronary, valve and thoracic aortic pathology (4.5 ECTS)
- Pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of congenital heart disease (4.5 ECTS)
- Acute and chronic heart failure and heart transplant (3 ECTS)
- Genetics in Heart disease (3 ECTS)
- VR technologies and prototyping methods for cardiac surgery (1.5 ECTS)
- Imaging and technologies for cardiac surgery (1.5 ECTS)