The Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine was established on the 1st July 2011, following a process of reorganisation of the university from a merging of groups which came from the now defunct departments of Medical Science and Surgery, Neuroscience, Molecular Pathology and Innovative Therapies.

It is an autonomous organisational branch of the university teaching hospital which is dedicated to scientific research and to teaching and education in general. Moreover, it carries out activities outside the university and those related to the field.

The primary concern of the department is to promote, organise and check research activities in the scientific sectors and disciplines under their jurisdiction, and to manage the study courses at the university. This is in addition to overseeing cultural activities, training courses and guidance set down by the medical association.

Professors and researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery are affiliated to this department which comprises three sections.