Course Information
TitleΟΦΘΑΛΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Ophthalmology
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Tsinopoulos
Course ID200000316

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
4. `
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ0332 Anatomy 3
  • ΙΑ0343 Physiology II
Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes of the course and Objectives of Ophthalmology described in the following four areas: 1. Knowledge: a) Basic ophthalmologic knowledge prerequisite knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, auxiliary molecules, the optic nerve and the visual pathway, pathophysiological mechanisms / risk factors b) Basic knowledge of refractive c) Understanding pathophysiological mechanisms, impact and knowledge of risk factors of the most common eye diseases including the following: ocular surface diseases, cataract, strabismus, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment and optic nerve diseases. d) Multivariate approximation of diseases (genetic predisposition, risk factors, environment, associated systemic diseases). e) Relevance ocular diseases with adjacent anatomical structures. 2.. Skills: a) Examination of the patient in primary care settings, (problem based)., b) Evaluation of clinical cases, differential diagnosis, negotiation management plan to frequent ophthalmic diseases c) Perform basic ophthalmic skills. - d) Communication in medical environment, e) Application of scientific principles, methods and knowledge in ophthalmic medical practice and research. Examples of evidence-based medicine research impact in clinical ophthalmic practice. 3. Abilities: a) Ophthalmoscopy b) Εvaluation ophthalmic history c) Primary treatment of ophthalmologic cases d) Addressing red eye in primary care - problem based - virtual patient e) Urgent Ophthalmology - problem based f) Understanding the cause and distribution of frequent visual field deficits - problem based
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
a) Τutorials in small working groups (10 -12 students) (90 theoretical knowledge - skills): Introduction to Ophthalmology, elements functional anatomy and histology, physiological mechanisms institution orasis. Required diagnostic and therapeutic skills in frequent ophthalmic diseases like? Ocular surface diseases, cataract, strabismus, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment and optic nerve diseases b) Clinical Practice: (30 practical skills) in small working groups: In subjective testing methods and research methodology in ophthalmology history and ophthalmoscopy in ophthalmic nursing on testing methods, in daily ophthalmological practice in ophthalmology, methods and approaches in differential diagnosis, c) Virtual Patient - e-learning Medical School of AUTH. d) Participation in duties e) Guided study. (research of bibliography / literature search). f) Independent study and preparation for exams.
Τutorials in small working groups, clinical practice, virtual patient, duties, guided study, independent study
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Clinical Practice
Student Assessment
The way to evaluate the students is the following: 1) Oral test students on 30 practical skills and 5abilities. This test is 30% of the student's final SCORING (0-3 out of 10 points). 2) Written test multiple choice answers (28) and 3 questions short development. This test is 70% of the final grade of the student (0-7 out of 10 points).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1)Διαγνωστικές και θεραπευτικές προσεγγίσεις στην Οφθαλμολογία Σ.Α Δημητράκος, Π.Κ.Οικονομίδης, University Studio Press, 2014 ISBN 978- 960-12-2175-5 2)Οφθαλμολογία ΔΕΠ Α΄ Οφθαλμολογικής Κλινικής Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών 2012 3)Οφθαλμολογία, M. Batterbury, B. Bowling (Μετάφραση Σ. Γαρταγάνης) Παρισιάνος, 2003
Additional bibliography for study
1)F.G. Berson, Μετάφραση: Ι.Γ. Παλλήκαρης, Μ.Κ. Τσιλιμπάρης, Βασική Οφθαλμολογία, Πασχαλίδης, 2001 2)Payne, P. Simcock, Μετάφραση: Δ.Κ. Νικολόπουλος, Π.Δ. Νάνος, Πρακτική Οφθαλμολογία, Gotsis, 2011 3)Ι.Κ. Μελά, Το Μάτι για τον Γενικό Ιατρό,Συνέδρα, 2006 4)Κ. Ψύλλας,Εισαγωγή στην Οφθαλμολογία και Νευροοφθαλμολογία , 2η έκδοση, University Studio Press, 2005 5)D.J. Spalton, R.A. Hitchings, P.A. Hunter,Μετάφραση: Ε. Βαϊκούσης, Κλινική Οφθαλμολογια, Πασχαλίδης, 2000 6)D. Pavan-Langston,Μετάφραση: Ν. Γεωργιάδης, Ν. Κοζέης,Εγχειρίδιο Διάγνωσης και Θεραπείας Παθήσεων Οφθαλμού,Σιώκης, 2006 7)Ι. Κολιόπουλος,Οφθαλμολογία, Παρισιάνος, 1995 8)J.J. Kanski, B. Bowling,Clinical Ophthalmology. A systematic approach,Elsevier Saunders, 2011 9)J.J. Kanski, K.K. Nischal,Ophthalmology, Clinical Signs and Differential Diagnosis,Mosby, 2003 10)G.K. Lang,Ophthalmology, A Pocket Textbook Atlas,Thieme, 2000 11)T.l. Jackson,Moorfields Manual of Ophthalmology,Mosby, 2009 12)P.K. Kaiser, N.J. Friedman, R. Pineda II,The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Manual of Ophthalmology, 2nd ed,Saunders, 2004
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