Department Overview

The Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics (DISC) coordinates research, teaching and training activities in the field of general and specialistic surgery, promoting integration between surgical, odontostomatological, medical and biological disciplines.

DISC was established by the decree n° 1328/2009 becoming effective from January the 1st, 2010, as a result of the merger of four previous departments (DICMI, DISCMIT, DISMR, and DISTBIMO).

DISC coordinates educational, training and research activities in the field of general and specialistic surgery promoting their integration with biological medical disciplines and physical sciences. The Department is also enriched by the section of clinical dentistry.

The clinical-experimental research strategies implemented at the DISC, also through participation in numerous research projects and clinical trials at national/international level, propose the achievement of results with high clinical transferability.

DISC promotes initiatives in continuous medical education and public engagement fields, with the aim of promoting knowledge transfer processes for the social, cultural and economic development of the territory

DISC researchers have competences in general and specialistic surgery (including dentistry), diagnostic disciplines (pathology and microbiology), anesthesiology and reanimation, and constantly work with interactions and close cooperation. The following Scientific-Disciplinary Sectors are exclusively attributed to the DISC:

  • MED/07 Microbiology
  • MED/08 Pathology
  • MED/18 General Surgery
  • MED/19 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • MED/21 Thoracic Surgery
  • MED/22 Vascular Surgery
  • MED/23 Cardiac Surgery
  • MED/24 Urology
  • MED/28 Dentistry
  • MED/29 Maxillo Facial Surgery
  • MED/31 Otolaringology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • MED/33 Orthopaedics
  • MED/41 Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

The Department offers a single-cycle Master’s degree in Dental Surgery and Prosthetics and two degrees for healthcare providers: Dental Care and Podiatry, and the following Residency Programs:

  1. Pathological Anatomy
  2. Anaesthesia, Intensive and Palliative Care
  3. Cardiac Surgery
  4. General Surgery
  5. Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  6. Vascular Surgery
  7. Medicine and Palliative Care
  8. Microbiology and Virology (allied, Leader University of Turin)
  9. Orthopedics and Traumatology
  10. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  11. Urology
Last update 2 October 2023