History of Medicine Subjects

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗΣ / History of Medicine Subjects
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNiki Papavramidou
Course ID200000268

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
1. Ανατομικής&Παθολογικής ΑνατομικήςDimitrios Christodoulou, Niki Papavramidou
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to -understand medical progress (how medicine evolved from "art" to "science") -link medical terminology, techniques and methods of modern medicine to their historical origin
General Competences
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with the history of ancient greek medicine. Students are introduced to Homeric medicine, medical aspects of Greek mythology, medicine practiced in oracles and especially medicine of Asclepius. The presocratic philosophical schools and their impact on the transformation of medicine from theocratic to rationalistic are presented, while Hippocratic medicine is thoroughly studied. Finally, the evolution of the medical art to science is demonstrated, taking examples from the 19th and 20th centuries.
ancient Greek medicine, homeric medicine, medicine of Asclepius, Hippocratic medicine, medicine of the 19th century, medicine of the 20th century
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of power point during lectures. Use of e-mail for contacting between teacher and students.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment20.1
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities20.1
Written assigments60.2
Student Assessment
During the written evaluation of students, the basic knowledge of the course of evolution of medicine is seeked. It is necessary for students to know the key elements that contributed to the progress of medicine. The clear knowledge and understanding of the temporal sequence of historical facts and discoveries is also evaluated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [13257057]: Ιστορία της Ιατρικής, Λασκαράτος Ι. Βιβλίο [2877]: ΕΙΚΟΝΟΓΡΑΦΗΜΕΝΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗΣ , ΣΠ.ΜΑΡΚΕΤΟΣ
Additional bibliography for study
Ιατρική στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα, Λυπουρλής Δ.
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