History of Medicine

Course Information
TitleΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗΣ / History of Medicine
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNiki Papavramidou
Course ID200000282

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

Registered students: 45
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course212

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
1. Μουσείο Ιστορία της Ιατρικής
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to -understand medical progress -link medical terminology, techniques and methods of modern medicine to their historical origin
General Competences
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with medicine of ancient cultures, Homeric medicine, medical aspects of Greek mythology, medicine practiced in oracles and especially medicine of Asclepius. The presocratic philosophical schools and their impact on the tranformation of medicine from theocratic to rationalistic are presented, while Hippocratic medicine is studied. Medicine of the Hellenistic era is presented, along with Greco-Roman and especially Galenic medicine. Medicine practiced in the Middle Ages, Arabic medicine and Byzantine medicine alre also treated, while the new conditions, discoveries and the most important people of Renaissance, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century are presented.
Homeric medicine, medicine of Asclepius, Hippocratic medicine, Hellenistic medicine, Galenic medicine, Arabic medicine, Byzantine medicine, modern history of medicine
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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 power point during lectures. Use of e-mail for contact between professor and students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment20.1
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities20.1
Written assigments60.2
Student Assessment
During the written evaluation of students, the basic knowledge of the course of evolution of medicine is seeked. It is necessary for students to know the key elements that contributed to the progress of medicine. The clear knowledge and understanding of the temporal sequence of historical facts and discoveries is also evaluated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [13257057]: Ιστορία της Ιατρικής, Λασκαράτος Ι. Βιβλίο [2877]: ΕΙΚΟΝΟΓΡΑΦΗΜΕΝΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗΣ , ΣΠ.ΜΑΡΚΕΤΟΣ
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