Introduction to Clinical Skills and Practice

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στις Κλινικές Δεξιότητες και στην Πρακτική Άσκηση / Introduction to Clinical Skills and Practice
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEmmanouil Smyrnakis
Course ID600017851

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

Registered students: 343
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course113

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. Εργ. Π.Φ.Υ., Γεν. Ιατρ. και Έρευνας Υπηρεσιών Υγει
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
General Prerequisites
They do not exist
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. understand different types of healthcare systems and the Greek healthcare system. 2. learn the basic principles of Primary Health Care and General Practice. 3. learn about active patient-centred listening in consultation. 4. understand the basic principles of health prevention and health promotion. 5. learn basic clinical skills, such as infection control, medical history taking, vital signs measurement, injection techniques, BLS-AED. 6. implement what they learned in simulation at the Clinical Skills Centre in Primary Health Care Units.
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 in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
Course Content (Syllabus)
Health and society, Medicine and health politics, Introduction to Primary Health Care, Structure and function of hospitals, Teamwork and healthcare team in the community, Health promotion, Care in home, Human-centered care, Introduction in clinical examination, Diagnosis in general practice, Patient – doctor relationship, Patients’ rights, Medical professionalism, Introduction in basic clinical skills: Infection control (hand hygiene, gloving, safe waste disposal), Vital signs measurement (temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, oxygen saturation), Injections (intradermal, intramuscular, subcutaneous), Basic Life Support and use of automatic external defibrillator (BLS-AED).
clinical skills
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Study of educational material via elearning. Discussion forums on selected clinical cases. Communication between students and co-ordinators using a closed group on social media (facebook). Written test via elearning quiz.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Students’ formative assessment is based on their interactive essays after visiting the hospital emergency room and primary healthcare facilities. Students’ summative assessment is based on a written test (multiple choice and short answer questions).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Clinical Examination of Patient (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλιογραφία μαθήματος (Εύδοξος) Anne Stephenson, Εγχειρίδιο Γενικής Ιατρικής, Εκδόσεις University Studio Press
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις Εργαστηρίου Κλινικών Δεξιοτήτων, παρουσιάσεις, σημειώσεις του μαθήματος και ταινίες video μικρού μήκους με την παρουσίαση των δεξιοτήτων στο elearning.
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