Course Information
TitleΟΥΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Urology
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Dimitriadis
Course ID200000315

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
1. Α΄ΟΥΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗGeorgios Dimitriadis, Dimitrios Hatzichristou, Ioannis Vakalopoulos
2. Β΄ΟΥΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗApostolos Apostolidis, Konstantinos Chatzimouratidis, Isaak-Evangelos Ioannidis
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
For the attendance of the teaching sessions and clinical practice in the subject of Urology, in order to achieve the desired learning objectives as described below, students must have adequate knowledge in: anatomy, histology and embryology, physiology, pathophysiology and pathology of the conditions and diseases of the urinary tract and the male genital tract. In addition to successfully attend the clinical practice, students are required to be familiar to the basic methods of physical-clinical examination and diagnosis.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of teaching and clinical practice , the student should be able: - To identify the location of organs of the urinary and male genital tract on the body , take a basic urological history and apply basic methods of physical examination. Especially to perform a digital rectal examination and palpation of the scrotum - To describe the necessary laboratory tests to check the function and dysfunction of the urinary tract and male genital tract - To identify the organs of the urinary and male genital tract in imaging studies , particularly in ultrasonography - To properly insert self-retainning bladder catheter and be aware of the potential difficulties and complications - To recognize the urological and male genital emergencies (renal colic , testicular torsion , urosepsis etc. ) and suggest treatment options - To present (under guidance) a simple urologic clinical case and to indicate the appropriate therapeutic options
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The teaching of Urology in the 1st Urology Department is done in four groups of about 40 students each. For each group the training will last three weeks and includes tutoring and clinical practice. Α. Tutoring The 9 teaching hours take place in the “G. Gennimatas” Hospital Auditorium, located on the ground level, opposite to the Urology Emergencies. The subjects to be discussed are: Getting familiar with the Urinary Tract Prostate diseases Male sexual and reproductive function Functional voiding problems - Female Urology Urinary tract infections Urolithiasis - Endourology Tumors of the Urinary Bladder Renal tumors - Testicular tumors Urological emergencies Β. Clinical practice The students compulsory clinical practice will be done every Friday 8-10 am for subgroups of 8-10 students in the wards of the clinic on the 2nd floor of G.N.TH. "G.Gennimatas." Because of limited compulsory teaching of the Medical School curriculum, the Department offers the choice and voluntary clinical practice. On the initiative of students small groups of 3-4 can attend the following activities of the department in agreement with the medical staff of the Clinic: Ward rounds with the professor and case discussion Tuesday & Thursday 8:00-9:30 am. Live surgery observation Monday-Wednesday-Friday 8.30-15.00 Participation in the 24h emergency service according to the Hospital emergency program. Outpatient clinics: General Urology, Urodynamics, Andrology, Transrectal Ultrasonography-Prostate biopsy, Cystoscopy Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-14.00 The 1st Urology Dpt. will occasionally organize additional training sessions for students at off-working hours. In these sessions special patient cases will be presented and discussed by clinical faculty members or the students themselves, on the aim to supplement the time-limited obligatory program. The events will be posted on the website of the Medical School (http://www.med.auth.gr/gram/gramanswer.asp) and the e-blackboard platform (http://blackboard.lib.auth.gr/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp) of the Central Library. The students are welcome to attend: The in-training doctors teaching sessions and the scientific program of the Urological Association of Northern Greece, which take place in the Association hall (Odysseos str. 13) according to the program that will be announced on time. Special educational events (conferences, workshops, etc.) organized by the Department.
Urinary tract, Male genital tract, urology
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Clinical Practice
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students is performed with written examination, on date arranged by the Medical School. The students are required to answer in brief 5-10 questions. On special occasions the Department offers the option of oral examination in Greek, English and German, upon request.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ουρολογία Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 1871 Έκδοση: 2/2016 Συγγραφείς: Κωνσταντίνος Χατζημουρατίδης, Ευάγγελος-Ισαάκ Ιωαννίδης ISBN: 978-960-93-3464-8 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΧΑΤΖΗΜΟΥΡΑΤΙΔΗΣ 2. PENN ΕΓΧΕΙΡΙΔΙΟ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗΣ ΟΥΡΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 33349866 Έκδοση: 1η/2010 Συγγραφείς: PHILIP M. HANNO ISBN: 978-960-6894-10-7 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΧΑΒΑΛΕΣ Α - ΧΑΤΖΗΣΥΜΕΩΝ Κ ΟΕ
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