Course Information
TitleΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ / Surgery
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Sapalidis
Course ID200000342

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Medicine (2014-2019)

Registered students: 359
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory - Clinical Excerisize11615.4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours35
Class ID
8. .
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
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)
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ0345 Surgery I
  • ΙΑ0346 Surgery II
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students may 1. medical history of patients 2. performs clinical examination 3. carries out operations with great delicacy and courtesy, in the context of respect for human dignity and medical confidentiality 4. fill in the Historian's Sheet on the day of his admission to the Clinic 5. is interested in the implementation of paraclinical examinations 6. checks the minutes of the operation 7. records the preoperative and postoperative course of the patient 8. treatment of surgical wounds 9. installs simple venous and arterial "lines", the bladder catheter, the nasogastric tube, etc. 10. checks the perfection of the patient's file daily, as well as the patient's exit from the Clinic 11. writes scientific papers.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
1.Aim of Education Α. Consolidation of knowledge, most of which has already been taught in lessons of Surgery I and II B. The development of clinical, mainly, skills and competences C. The cultivation of medical attitudes and behavior, expected by society. The involvement of students in this course presuppose that the full understanding of the basic principles which govern the overall physiology of the organism and the basic principles of pathophysiology of major diseases taught in courses of Surgery I and II. On the other hand, teachers have a duty to lie next to the educational problems of students and cultivate continuously the spirit of high responsibility, which shall embrace disease prevention and treatment of patients. 2. Students’ allocation in Departments that participate in the Course During that period of time, students will be trained in following Departments: • 1st Department of Surgery (Papageorgiou Hospital) • 2nd Department of Surgery (G. Gennimatas Hospital) • 3rd Department of Surgery (AHEPA Hospital) • 4th Department of Surgery (G. Papanikolaou Hospital) • 5th Department of Surgery (Hippokration Hospital) • 1st Propaedeutic Department of Surgery (AHEPA Hospital) • 2nd Propaedeutic Department of Surgery (Hippokration Hospital) Duration: 12 weeks. 3. The concepts of duty and responsibility of medical students The main areas of activity include: • Outpatients Clinic • Emergency Department • Wards • Operation Theatres • Resuscitation Unit • Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U) Furthermore, each Department may have other functional rooms either nursing or experimental, which students can use for educational purposes.
General Surgery, operative surgery
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Course Organization
Clinical Practice
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Assessing the students’ performance during the Course. To evaluate the performance of students in the Course of Clinical Surgery the following elements will be considered: • The practical knowledge, gained during the Course • The ability to collect data. • The ability to solve problems. • The initiative and productivity. • Attendance and reliability. • Team working. • Writing and presentation of an interesting topic. • Written examinations. Performance assessment of the students is performed in a similar way in all Departments and recorded on a special form, for which students are informed by the Clinical Coordinator during the first day of the Course. 1. Explanatory comments about the content of students evaluation form • The practical knowledge, gained during the Course It refers to whether the student’s practical knowledge has been achieved during the Course and if it is based to the relevant theoretical background. For example, student may be asked in conjunction with what tools or instruments are needed to make a wound care of a trauma, how and when full healing is achieved. • The ability to collect data. Assessment of student’s ability to collect essential data from the history and physical examination of the patient. • The ability to solve problems. The assessment of problem solving ability of the student related to the collection and evaluation of those elements of the history, physical examination and various diagnostic tests, which lead to proper differential diagnosis and appropriate therapeutic management (decision making). For example, in a patient with acute abdomen, a key question that must be answered is whether the medical assistance will require surgical treatment, and if so, how urgent should be. • The initiative and productivity. With the meaning of initiative means all the useful energy of the student, which go beyond the usual instructions, which must be implemented, again in the context of guided training. For example, the search for additional useful bibliographic data except those given by the Trainer is an element of positive initiative. Productivity refers to the implementation of a specific project within a specific timeframe. • Attendance and reliability. The attendance is associated with the student’s knowledge of the main problems of the patient for whom it is responsible, both in wards and Outpatient Clinics. • Team working. Medical procedures are usually performed within existing working groups, and the particular philosophy of the Department’s practice protocols. Therefore, the cultivation of normal and productive relationships with the medical, nursing and other staff of the Department and Laboratory considered a key factor of successful completion of student’s mission during the Course. Respect the strict observance of medical confidentiality, cooperation between the student and staff of the Department and Laboratories at a professional level, the exemplary consistency of words and deeds and the respect of the responsible physician’s decisions, are elements which correspond to the spirit (attitude) of the Course. • Writing and presentation of an interesting topic At the start of the Course, the student undertakes a topic under the guidance of a faculty member. The writing and presentation of the study are carried out during the Course and its evaluation is included in the final score. The evaluation focuses on the structure of the presentation, references, the answers given by the patient during the presentation and the looking of, both the text and the presentation. * Written examinations The written tests are similar and take place at the same time and day for all students. Are carried out within the first week after the end of Course in the auditorium of the Faculty of Medicine with the responsibility of the individual seven (7) Coordinators under the supervision of the General Clinical Coordinator, who has ultimate responsibility for the proper conduct of examinations. The examinations are multiple choice system and students are considered successful if they will answer correctly 60% of all questions. Final evaluation For the final evaluation it is considered: • The assessment of writing and presenting the study (10%). • The oral examination, which focuses on the assessment of the evidence mentioned in paragraph eight (8), ie, the theoretical knowledge, the ability to collect data and problem solving, initiative, productivity, monitoring and reliability and associated (30% ) • The written examination (60%). Includes 100 multiple-choice questions. Minimum success rate is the correct answering of 60% of questions. • The day, time and themes of the written examination are similar for all students of the semester. General Coordinator of the Course and Course Coordinators at individual clinics are responsible for the collection and delivery of the examination topics.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Clinical Examination of Patient (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [22771055]: Επίτομη γενική χειρουργική, Συλλογικό έργο. Επιμ. Π. Σπανός, Β. Δαλα'ι'νας Βιβλίο [12593282]: Χειρουργική (επίτομο), Δ.Κ. ΒΩΡΟΣ
Additional bibliography for study
Βιβλίο [41225]: Βασικές γνώσεις χειρουργικής, S.M. HANSIS
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