Specialisation Schools


If you have completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery, you may enrol in a Healthcare Specialisation School. These courses are organized according to national teaching guidelines and lead to a specialist qualification.

The programme lasts 4, 5 or 6 years according to the number of credits acquired as laid down by current regulations.

This School holds an annual public competition based on qualifications and tests, and is subject to capped numbers. Attendance is compulsory, and the course is full-time.

At the end of each year, students must pass an exam with both theory-based and practical elements. The course ends with a final exam, consisting of an oral defense of a written project.

Graduates in Pharmacy or Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology may enrol with the Specialisation School of Hospital Pharmacy, subject to similar requirements.

Health-based Specialisation Schools

Currently offered at the School of Medicine in Novara:

 19 Specialisation Schools with offices based in the university

  • Anaesthesia, resuscitation and intensive care
  • Anatomical pathology
  • General surgery
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Endocrinology and metabolic disorders
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Hygiene and Preventive medical care
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Urgent and emergency medical care
  • Physiatry
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics and traumatology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiodiagnostics
  • Radiotherapy

For further information, please refer to the School of Medicine web page.

Pharmaceutical-based Specialisation Schools

A Specialisation School in Hospital Pharmacy is run by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

For further information, please refer to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences web page