Thorasic Surgery

Course Information
TitleΘΩΡΑΚΟΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ / Thorasic Surgery
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKyriakos Anastasiadis
Course ID200000011

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
1. ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗ ΘΩΡΑΚΟΣ ΚΑΡΔΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΓΑΛΩΝ ΑΓΓΕΙΩΝKyriakos Anastasiadis, Christoforos Foroulis, Paschalis Tosios
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students after succssfully attending the course will be able to: i) understand the nature of congenital and acquired thoracic disease (airways, lung, mediastinum, pleura and thoracic wall) that requires surgical intervention, ii) guide appropriate diagnostic work-up, iii) evaluate the results of related diagnostic procedures, iv) guide appropriate management in a specialized centre, v) acquire a clear overview on the management of thoracic disease by combining knowledge gained in this course with what they have already learned in Thoracic Medicine, General Surgery and Radiology/Radiotherapy Courses. Decisions on the management of most thoracic malignancies are based on multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
Course Content (Syllabus)
Thoracic Surgery Course aims to introduce the pre-graduate medical student to the principles that guide diagnosis and surgical management of thoracic disease. Presentations related to diagnosis and management follow evidence-based guidelines. Minimal-invasive techniques, technologic advancements and future prospects are also discussed. The main scope of the course is to provide the young doctors with all the basic knowledge related to diagnosis and surgical indications of main conditions affectiong the thoracic organs, such as lung cancer, COPD, pleural cavity disease, mediastinal disease, major airway and chest wall disease and thoracic trauma. More specifically, Thoracic Surgery Course Syllabus covers the following: 1. Thoracic anatomy and diagnostic evaluation of thoracic disease. 2. Physiology of the cardiorespiratory tract. Postoperative management after thoracic surgery. 3. Surgical incisions and types of operations 4. Mediastinal disease 5. Diseases of trachea and major airways. 6. Thoracic trauma 7. Pleural disease 8. Pulmonary emphysema 10. Primary lung cancer- Solitary pulmonary nodule- Metastatic lung cancer. 11. Benign tumors and inflammatory lung disease. 12. Thoracoscopic surgery.
Thoracic Surgery, trachea, lungs, bronchus, pleura, mediastinum, thoracic trauma
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Examination takes place at the end of semester. Exam is composed of multiple-choice questions together with questions that require short answers. Participation at 9 lessons is compulsory for a student in order to be eligible to take the exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΘΩΡΑΚΟΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ, Συγγραφείς: Χριστόφορος Ν. Φορούλης, Χρήστος Παπακωνσταντίνου, 1η έκδοση, University Studio Press AE, ISBN: 978-960-12-2094-9
Last Update