What is the penalty in IPC 144



The family doctor looks after his patients in a holistic way (complexity of being ill, taking into account patient expectations and ideas, multimorbidity, psychosocial and cultural dimensions), in coordination with the other levels of care in the health care system and always carefully weighing up the benefits and risks . In addition to this comprehensive claim to care, general medicine is characterized by the continuity and breadth of the spectrum of diseases to be cared for, as well as responsibility for the sick and healthy (prevention).

The aim of training in general medicine is to acquire the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to be able to practice the demanding profession of general practitioner within the public health service. Teaching the specific general medical methodology is one of the most important tasks of the training curriculum.


  • The curriculum is designed for three years and consists of a practical part (144 weeks plus 12 weeks of permitted absence) and a theoretical part (approx. 120 three to four-hour seminars each)
  • Requirements for participation in general medicine training: Completed medical studies and passed entrance examination

General learning objectives

  • Skills and skills: Learning of practically directly applicable skills.
  • Knowledge and insights: imparting the fundamentals for the development of skills that can develop in the context of work in practice.
  • Mediation of the specific working methods of general medicine.
  • Subject-specific lessons by specialists and with the involvement of general practitioner moderators in order to take the general medical perspective into account.

International training models

  • The curriculum of the Province of Bolzano South Tyrol is based on the Anglo-Saxon general medical training model, as in other European countries (Scandinavia, Holland, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Germany).
  • Characteristic: high degree of practical orientation (learning through action, systematic teaching of the basics).
  • The premise: "The doctor can seldom heal, often has to alleviate and accompany, but should always ask himself, above all, what he does, what benefits the patient can expect from it".