Teaching period

2nd semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the basic human body functions,
  • Comprehension of the evaluation rationale of the various systems proper function,
  • Practical approach displays of the various systems function.


Teaching method

  • Classic theoretical presentations,
  • Practices that are also applied by the students,
  • Discussions with student groups assigned with an issue briefing.


Week by week schedule

The Physiology lab is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.




Introduction - General Physiology -  The Cell


Blood - Defense - Immunization - Allergy


Blood Types - Blood Coagulation


Nerve and Muscle – Electromyograph (EMG)


Breathing - Lungs - Curves - Gas Exchange


Respiratory Mechanics - Pneumothorax - Hypoxia - CO2


Acid-based balance - Anatomy - Physiology - Kidney Function - Nephric Circulation


Kidney and NaCl - Water Balance - Mineral-corticoids - Renin - Angiotensin


Cardiovascular System


Electrocardiogram(ECG) - Circulatory Shock - Blood Pressure


Metabolism - Heat - Nutrition and Digestion


Hormonal Control-Steroids, Thyroid-Insulin-Gender Hormones- Menstrual Cycle


Central Nervous System – Cerebrospinal fluid - Hypothalamus - Parencephalis – Evoked potential of the brain


Senses – Evoked potentials




Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Goldberg S. (1995). Clinical Physiology Made Ridiculously simple. MedMaster
  2. Scanlon V., Saunders T. (2007). Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology. FA Davis Company
  3. Stanfield C.L., Germann W.J. (2008). Principles of Human Physiology.Pearson International Edition
  4. Thibodeau G.A., Patton K.T. (2007). Anatomy and Physiology. Mosby
  5. Widmaier E., Raff H., Strang K. (2006). Wanders Human Physiology. Mc Graw and Hill


In Greek

  1. Green G.J (2008). Συνοπτική Φυσιολογία του Ανθρώπου με ερωτήσεις αυτοαξιολόγησης. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδη (SummaryofHumanPhysiologywithSelf-EvaluationQuestions)
  2. Guyton, Arthur C (2004). Φυσιολογία του ανθρώπου. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδη (HumanPhysiology)



Physiology lab assessment takes place on a daily basis with three more formal exam-type assessments which comprise of practical demonstration of techniques and methods from students. Except from the daily evaluation of students and the intermediate evaluation, a final examination takes place at the end of the semester. This examination is conducted by the teaching professors personally with the students divided in pairs, in order to recreate the skills they have obtained during the semester on each other. 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 15-30 minutes. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 8 ECTS credits.

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