Teaching period

1st semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the basic anatomical characteristics of the human body,
  • Comprehension of topographical – superficial anatomy,                  
  • Development of verbal presentation skills.


Teaching method

  • Classic theoretical presentations,
  • Project presentations by students,
  • Discussions with student groups assigned with subject briefings,
  • Demonstrations with a skeleton specimen, a muscular model and various detailed specimens of all the human body articulations.


Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Anatomy I is summarised in 60 teaching hours, organised in 30 2-hour sessions (2 sessions per week), in which student attendance is essential.


Week Unit


Introduction to Basic Anatomical Issues- Histology


Skull bones - Spinal bones


Upper limb bones I


Upper limb bones I


Lower limb bones II


Lower limb bones II


Shoulder girdle Muscles - Ligaments


Elbow/ Wrist Muscles - Ligaments


Hand Muscles - Ligaments


Cervical/ Thoracic Muscles - Ligaments of the spine

Lumbar Muscles - Ligaments


Basin Muscles - Ligaments


Hip Muscles -  Ligaments


Knee Muscles - Ligaments

Ankle joint Muscles -  Ligaments


Foot Muscles - Ligaments




Textbooks/reference material 

In English

  1. Schnell R. (2006). Clinical Anatomy by Systems. William and Willkins


In Greek

  1. Γίγης Π. (2002). Εισαγωγή στην Ανατομία του Ανθρώπου. UniversityStudiopress (Introduction to Human Anatomy)
  2. Τσικάρης Π., Παρασκευάς Γ., Νάτσης Κ. (2005). ΠεριγραφικήκαιΕφαρμοσμένηΑνατομική. University Studio Press (Descriptional and Applied Anatomy)
  3. Drake R., Vogl W.,MitchellA. (2007).Gray s Anatomy. Ελληνική Έκδοση. Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδη
  4. Kahle, Leonard, Platzer (1985). Εγχειρίδιο Ανατομικής με έγχρωμο Άτλαντα (τόμοςΙ, Μυοσκελετικό). ΙατρικέςΕκδόσειςΠασχαλίδη (Manual of Anatomy with Coloured Atlas – Volume I, Musculoskeletal)
  5.  Lumley J. (2004).  Ανατομία της Επιφάνειας του Σώματος. ΕκδόσειςΠαρισιάνος (Anatomy of the Human Body Surface)
  6. Moore (1998). Κλινική Ανατομική. Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδη (ClinicalAnatomy)
  7. Schnell R. (2009). Κλινική Ανατομική. Εκδόσεις Λίτσας (ClinicalAnatomy)



Assessment of the theoretical part of Anatomy I takes place in the end of the semester and has 2 examination periods. In case somebody fails in the 1st exam, they may take the 2nd. If they fail twice, they have to attend the module/subject again. The examination students take is consisted of open and closed type questions.  The final grade of the subject derives from the average of the theoretical and laboratory part and has to be 5 out of 10 or higher. Nevertheless, the students need to achieve 5 out of 10 for each of the parts to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 8 ECTS credits.

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