Teaching period

2nd semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the human body basic organ function mechanisms,
  • Comprehension of the interaction and cooperation-competition mechanisms of an organ group that serve a human function and constitute the system concept,
  • A basic exposure of deviating instances which also consist the exposition of the human pathology.


Teaching method

  • Classic theoretical presentations with the use of: a) Theoretical texts, b) Power point presentations of about 280 slides that provide documentation and visual support on the theoretical texts, c) 12 video clips, 30 minutes each, of the “British Encyclopedia of the Human Body”, displaying each system separately.
  • Presentations of student projects and discussions with student groups assigned with an issue briefing.


Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Physiology 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 Cellular Physiology (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)


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


Optional: Repetition with special technical preparation for the exams

14- 15



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)



Assessment of the theoretical part of Physiology 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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