Ancient Greek, Cypriot and Roman physician philosophers

Course Information
TitleΑΡΧΑΙΟΙ ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ, ΚΥΠΡΙΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΙ ΙΑΤΡΟΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΟΙ / Ancient Greek, Cypriot and Roman physician philosophers
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEleni Kalokairinou
Course ID280009620

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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 (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
*To conceive the most important key-notions of ancient Greek medical deontology and medical ethics. * To learn how to distinguish the different deontological and ethical concepts, the one from the other. * To learn how to compare the deontological concepts of classical antiquity with those of modern ethics. * To learn how to analyse the deontological and ethical notions. * To learn how these basic deontological concepts of antiquity were applied in classical antiquity. * To compare the way in which these basic deontological concepts of antiquity were applied in classical antiquity with the way they are applied in our lives today.
General Competences
  • 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)
Our aim in the present series of lectures is to investigate the origins of Medical Ethics and Bioethics, and to examine whether they can be traced back to classical antiquity. For this reason we study in a systematic way the most representative texts of the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers - physicians in an effort we make to trace the starting point of contemporary medical ethics back to antiquity.
philosophers-physicians, ancient Greek, Roman, Hippocrates, Galen, Celsus
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Κέλσος, Περί Ιατρικής, μτφρ. Χρήστος Εμμανουηλίδης, επιμ., πρόλογος Ελένη Καλοκαιρινού, Ρώμη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2019. 2. Δεληβογιατζής Σωκράτης και Ελένη Καλοκαιρινού (επιμ.). Εισαγωγή στη Βιοηθική: Ιστορικές και συστηματικές προσεγγίσεις, Σύγχρονη Παιδεία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014.
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