For the attendance of the teaching sessions and clinical trainning in the subject of Urology, in order to achieve the desired learning objectives as described below, students must have adequate knowledge in: anatomy, histology and embryology, physiology, pathophysiology and pathology of the conditions and diseases of the urinary tract and the male genital tract. In addition to successfully attend the clinical practice, students are required to be familiar to the basic methods of physical-clinical examination and diagnosis.
Upon completion of teaching and clinical practice , the student should be able:
- To identify the location of organs of the urinary and male genital tract on the body , take a basic urological history and apply basic methods of physical examination. Especially to perform a digital rectal examination and palpation of the scrotum
- To describe the necessary laboratory tests to check the function and dysfunction of the urinary tract and male genital tract
- To identify the organs of the urinary and male genital tract in imaging studies , particularly in ultrasonography
- To properly insert self-retainning bladder catheter (Foley) and to be aware of the potential difficulties and complications
- To recognize the urological and male genital emergencies (renal colic , testicular torsion , urosepsis etc. ) and suggest treatment options
- To present (under guidance) a simple urologic clinical case and to indicate the appropriate therapeutic options
Course Content (Syllabus)
The teaching of Urology in the 1st Urology Department is done in four groups of about 40 students each. For each group the training will last three weeks and includes tutoring and clinical practice.
The 9 teaching hours take place in the “G. Gennimatas” Hospital Auditorium, located on the ground level, opposite to the Urology Emergencies. The subjects to be discussed are:
Getting familiar with the Urinary Tract
Male sexual and reproductive function
Functional voiding problems - Female Urology
Urinary tract infections
Urolithiasis - Endourology
Tumors of the Urinary Bladder
Renal tumors - Testicular tumors
Β. Clinical practice
The students compulsory clinical practice will be done every Friday 8-10 am for subgroups of 8-10 students in the wards of the clinic on the 2nd floor of G.N.TH. "G.Gennimatas."
Because of limited compulsory teaching of the Medical School curriculum, the Department offers the choice and voluntary clinical practice. On the initiative of students small groups of 3-4 can attend the following activities of the department in agreement with the medical staff of the Clinic:
Ward rounds with the professor and case discussion Tuesday & Thursday 8:00-9:30 am.
Live surgery observation Monday-Wednesday-Friday 8.30-15.00
Participation in the 24h emergency service according to the Hospital emergency program.
Outpatient clinics: General Urology, Urodynamics, Andrology, Transrectal Ultrasonography-Prostate biopsy, Cystoscopy Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-14.00
The 1st Urology Dpt. will occasionally organize additional training sessions for students at off-working hours. In these sessions special patient cases will be presented and discussed by clinical faculty members or the students themselves, on the aim to supplement the time-limited obligatory program.
The events will be posted on the website of the Medical School (http://www.med.auth.gr/gram/gramanswer.asp) and the e-blackboard platform (http://blackboard.lib.auth.gr/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp) of the Central Library.
The students are welcome to attend:
The in-training doctors teaching sessions and the scientific program of the Urological Association of Northern Greece, which take place in the Association hall (Odysseos str. 13) according to the program that will be announced on time.
Special educational events (conferences, workshops, etc.) organized by the Department.
The educational curiculum in Urology is offered in english upon request for groups of exchange (Erasmus) students