Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID180000082

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This course is addressed to 1rst semester young pharmacy students to be acquaintanced with the Pharmaceutical Science, its scope and subjects. The course is not only introductory for the Pharmaceutical Sciences but it might be helpful to the students to explore the historical evolution, the potential and the perspectives of their Scientific field. During the course the following are presented and explained in summary: The Curriculum in the School of Pharmacy, the profession of the pharmacist and the specialities. Drugs- diseases - safe use of medicaments. Food-health- in correlation to the drugs, similarities, differences. Need for new drugs, routes for drugs’ invention. The role of the pharmacist (in consideration to all the above mentioned) , ethics in Pharmacy. Skills By the end of this course, the students should be able to know and understand: The subjects of their Science The History and the evolution of the Drugs/Pharmacy The drug development and the appropriate methods used within The correlation between food and drugs under physiological or pathological conditions The scientific and professional perspectives of pharmacists in a community
General Competences
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction Ancient Eastern civilizations Pharmaceutical Sciences in Mediteranianduring the Historical periods: • Pro-Ippocratic period • Ippocratic period (5th century –Alexander the Great) • 1-3 rd centuries B.C. Byzantine period-Μiddle Ages Arabs European period Alchemists-Alchemy (-chemistry) Universities (Education) Pharmaceutical Sciences during 12-17th centuries Pharmacy in the 18th century. Important representatives of this era. Scientific period (from 19th century to present). Homeopathy and Homeopathic Medicines. Greek Pharmacopoeia. National Organization for Medicines (ΕΟΦ). Organisation of studies at School of Pharmacy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Presentation of Scientific Subjects of Departments of Pharmacognosy-Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Technology. Elements of food, nutrition, in relation to health and drugs. Achievements of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Development of new drugs, methods, purpose. Perspectives of progress in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Organisation and studies at the School of Pharmacy, A.U.T. Pharmaceutical Chemistry: subject, aims, contribution to pharmaceutical education. Professional occupation of pharmacists. Branches in Pharmacy. Elements of Pharmaceutical Deontology.
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lectures, notes, statements etc are presented in the corresponding place of the website of the School of Pharmacy.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Examination is performed at the end of the semester. To compute the final grade, the grade which is given by each tutor (3.33) is added The duration of the examination is 2 hours for the three tutors
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. History of Pharmacy, G. Fokas 2. American Institute of the History of Pharmacy 3. History of Pharmacy: A Guide and a Survey, E Kremers, G Urdang - 1940 - JB Lippincott Company 4. S. Anderson, “Making medicines: A brief history of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals”, Pharmaceutical Press, 2005
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