Teaching period

2nd semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the basic mechanisms of the human pathological organ function,
  • Comprehension of the pathological process interaction mechanisms for the various human organs,
  • Comprehension of medicine’s therapeutic interventions to these pathological processes targeting the return to “normal harmony”.


Teaching method

  • Classic theoretical presentations with the use of: a) Theoretical texts, b) Power point presentations of about 180 slides that provide documentation and visual support on the theoretical texts, c) 6 video clips, 30 minutes each, of the “British Encyclopedia of the Human Body”.
  • Student projects presentations and discussions with student groups assigned with an issue briefing.


Week by week schedule

Pathology is summarised in 60 teaching hours, organised in 30 2-hour sessions (2 sessions per week), in which student attendance is essential.




Introduction to Pathology (4 teaching hours)


Circulatory System I (4 teaching hours)


Circulatory System II (4 teaching hours)


Respiratory System (4 teaching hours)


Gastrointestinal System (4 teaching hours)


Urinary System (4 teaching hours)


Endocrine System (4 teaching hours)


Nervous System (4 teaching hours)


Musculoskeletal System (4 teaching hours)


Hematopoietic System (4 teaching hours)


Special Senses (Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch) (4 teaching hours)


Pathological Parameter Rates of the Human Organism Function (4 teaching hours)


Optional: Repetition with special technical preparation for the exams




Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Andreoli T.E., Carpenter C., Griggs R.C, Benjamin I. (2007 Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine. 7th ed. Saunders, Philadelphia
  2. Fauci A., Braunwald E., Kasper D., Hauser S. (2008). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. Mc Graw and Hill
  3. Ghosh A. (2008). Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Review. Mayo Clinic Scientific Press
  4. Goldlist B.J. (2002). Appleton & Lange's review of internal medicine. McGraw-Hill
  5. Goroll A., Mulley J.R., Albert G. (2009). Primary Care Medicine. Office Evaluation and Management of tha adult patient. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  6. Jamison J.R. (2006). Differential Diagnosis for Primary Care. A handbook for Health Care Practitioners. 2nd ed. Elsevier


In Greek

  1. Μουντοκαλάκης Θ.Δ. (1999).  Διαφορική Διάγνωση. Επιστημονικές εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (DifferentialDiagnosis)
  2. Παπαδημητρίου Μ. (2003). Διαφορικήδιαγνωστική. Univesity Studio Press (Differential Diagnostics)
  3. Σιών Μ. (2004). Συμπτώματα και σημεία κατά την κλινική εξέταση. Univesity Studio Press (Symptoms and Points During Clicical Examination)
  4. Τσουρουτσόγλου Γ. (1993).  Η Επισκόπηση ως φυσική εξεταστική Μέθοδος. Univesity Studio Press (Survey as a Normal Examination Method)
  5. Andreoli T. E.,Carpenter C., Griggs R.C., Loscalzo J. Cecil Βασική Παθολογία (2 Τόμοι). (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Λίτσας 2003 (CecilBasicPathology, 2 Volumes)
  6. Kumar P., Clark M. Παθολογία (2 Τόμοι). (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Λίτσας 2007 (Pathology, 2 Volumes)



Pathology’s assessment 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. Students have to achieve a result 5 out of 10 or higher to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the subject, the students are awarded with 6 ECTS credits.

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