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Presentation of the Faculty of Medical and Paramedical Sciences

The cross-disciplinary approach, unique in France, which is at the heart of the Faculty of Medical and Paramedical Sciences, answers the training needs of the professions of tomorrow.

Faculté SMPM - Bâtiment pédagogique

Training offer

The Faculty of Medical and Paramedical Sciences (SMPM) of Aix-Marseille University is built on three pilars: training, research and care.

It is composed of four Schools: medicine, midwifery, rehabilitation sciences, nursing sciences.

This structuring, highlights the paramedical curriculum and enables the pooling of courses. Indeed, training is provided in a cros-cutting approach, to better prepare students for their future professions, allowing them to learn how to work together in a complementary way.

Some training courses also offer learning through simulation, and through the use of innovative equipments to simulate real-life situations. Students can also take part in preventive public health activities.

The range of continuing education programmes is highly developed, giving access to professional development programmes (DCP), to short or diploma courses, and to a patients education programme. The programmes are managed by the joint health training unit (UMFS) of Aix-Marseille University.


Through the partnership with the Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM), students benefit from an outstanding environment in a major teaching hospital.

They have access to cutting-edge medicine, care, clinical training and scientific research, and to the latest biomedical progress.

Research units

The Facutly hosts 16 mixed research units, as well as poles and clusters :

Key figures

+ 17 000





Research units


University courses