Course Information
TitleΠΑΙΔΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ / Paediatrics
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAikaterini Chaidopoulou
Course ID200000321

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours35
Class ID
1. Α΄ Παιδιατρική
2. Β΄ Παιδιατρική
3. Γ΄ Παιδιατρική
4. Δ΄ Παιδιατρική
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course the medical student will be able to: 1. Contact the family, take a detailed pediatric history and perform full physical examination in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Record the above information in the patient’s file in the conventional and oriented according to the medical history problem way (problem oriented history) 2. Evaluate the above information, compile a list of differential diagnoses and present pediatric cases 3. Prepare a treatment plan and document the need for specific diagnostic tests 4. Recognize paediatric emergencies and evaluate severity. Know how to handle common pediatric problems and, if necessary, prescribe medications that are appropriate for the pediatric patient. 5. Know the pathophysiology, treatment and prognosis of various chronic diseases 6. Perform measurements, examinations and procedures in pediatric patients i.e. Weight-height- head perimeter measurement, blood pressure measurement, pulse, respiration, pulse oximetry, otoscopy, tuberculin skin test (Mantoux), ECG, oxygen administration, etc.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theoretical and practical training in the compulsory course of Pediatrics I 0323 takes place in the four Pediatric Departments with a common curriculum. • 1st Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital • 2nd Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital • 3rd Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital • 4th Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou Hospital The students of IA and IB semesters are divided into 4 groups in order to practice in one of the four Pediatric Departments (70-90 students per Department). The beginning of practice is on the first Monday after August 15th. The duration of practice is from Monday to Friday, lasts 6 weeks and runs on a rolling basis, throughout the academic year, in smaller groups of students (15-20). Training is completed by the end of May Reception of students is carried out by the Director of the Deparmtent and the coordinating body for the course (one faculty member that is the coordinator). Students are provided with information regarding the operation of the Department and the hygiene measures. A. Lectures On a daily basis, there is an hour-long lecture (alternatively use of synchronoua and asynchronous distance learning plattforms). B. Practical / Clinical training The students are divided into groups of 2-3 people and distributed in the patients rooms under the supervision o a faculty member. A rotation of rooms (rotation) per week is arranged so that the students have the opportunity to be exposed in wide range of pediatric cases. C. Participation in General Duties The on-duty students at the Pediatric Emergency Department and the Paediatric ward work under the supervision of the on-duty specialists adn help in obtaining a medical history, examining patients and assist in their management. The above are applied in duties that develop normally. D. Oral Presentation / Supervised literature review All students are required to present clinical cases in the form of differential diagnosis. They also participate in group work (presentation of clinical cases / literature review) under the supervision of a faculty member. The work is presented orally and submitted to the Secretariat of the Directorate in the form of a CD. E. Virtual patient - e learning Medical School AUTh. F. Independent study and preparation for exams CURRICULUM IN CLINICAL TRAINING FOR STUDENTS OF THE IA-IB SEMESTERS 1.Perinatal medicine- perinatal injuries 2.Cardio Respiratory Resuscitation of newborns 3.Respiratory disorders of newborns 4.Immune deficiencies 5.Fever of unknown origin 6.Sepsis 7.Bronchiolitis 8.Bronchial Asthma 9.Cystic Fibrosis 10.Congenital and acquired heart disease 11.Hypertension 12.Liver and biliary diseases 13.Inflammatory bowel disease 14.Urinary Tract Infection 15.Nephrotic Syndrome 16.Acute and chronic renal failure 17.Coagulopathies 18.Leukemias 19.Solid tumors and Lymphomas 20.Diabetes mellitus 21.Disorders of the Thyroid and adrenal glands 22.Cerebral Palsy and CNS Malformations 23.Neuromuscular and neurocutaneous diseases 24.Rheumatic diseases 25.Arthralgia-Αrthritis-Οsteomyelitis 26.Diagnostic approach and urgent treatment of metabolic diseases 27.Emotional and behavioral disorders 28.Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
1) Presentations in powerpoint 2) Communication of students via internal e-mail with all Departments of Pediatrics 3) Posting of all announcements regarding the clinical course of pediatrics at the medical school website - access in all students.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251.0
Clinical Practice702.7
virtual patient60.2
Student Assessment
The final evaluation/grading of a student is made as follows: -50% is based on the scores received from written evaluation (multiple choice questions, open questions, case description, interpretation of pictures-figures or graphs. (the examination may take place with the use of distance learning modules) -50% is based on the scores received from oral evaluation (oral examination +evaluation in the wards + oral presentation work + examination on an electronic patient
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Clinical Examination of Patient (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Βασική παιδιατρική ( Γ΄έκδοση ) Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 41963812 Έκδοση: 3η έκδ./2014 Συγγραφείς: Επιμ.: Κανακούδη - Τσακαλίδου Φλωρεντία, Κατζός Γεώργιος, Παπαχρήστου Φώτιος, Δρόσου - Αγακίδου Βασιλική ISBN: 978-960-12-2191-5 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): University Studio Press Α.Ε. 2) Nelson Βασική Παιδιατρική Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50657077 Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2015 Συγγραφείς: Επιμέλεια Μετάφρασης: Μαρία Εμποριάδου, Μαρία Χατζηστυλιανού ISBN: 978-960-6894-84-8 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΧΑΒΑΛΕΣ Α - ΧΑΤΖΗΣΥΜΕΩΝ Κ ΟΕ 3)Παιδιατρική και Εφηβική Πρωτοβάθμια Φροντίδα Κωδικός βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: ISBN : 9789606894343 Έκδοση:2012 Συγγραφέας:Χρυσανθόπουλος Χρύσανθος Τύπος:Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης):Ροτόντα
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