Infectious Diseases of Major Importance for Greece

Course Information
TitleΛΟΙΜΩΔΗ ΝΟΣΗΜΑΤΑ ΙΔΙΑΙΤΕΡΗΣ ΣΗΜΑΣΙΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ / Infectious Diseases of Major Importance for Greece
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorSpyridon Kritas
Course ID200000633

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Ktīniatrikīs (2020-2021)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses632

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours28
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
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 autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
According to "WORLD ORGANISATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH- Veterinary Education Core Curriculum. OIE Guidelines (Sept 2013)"-( & "OIE recommendations on the Competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’) to assure National Veterinary Services of quality" ( course content should provide the veterinary student with comprehensive knowledge of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infection with important agents of each type; clinical signs and diagnosis of infection; treatment options, including the judicious use of antimicrobials and the development of antimicrobial resistance by the pathogen; development of animal immunity or resistance to infection; prevention and control programmes, including vaccination; and the prognostic and diagnostic value of available laboratory and clinical tests, economic and public health impact. Focus should be on OIE-listed diseases, zoonotic diseases with serious public health implications, and other important diseases either impacting or with the potential to impact the major animal species of particular relevance to Greece. E. Petridou (Associate Professor): Notifiable Diseases -Zoonoses, National eradication programs - Vaccination programs: Brucellosis Tuberculosis, Anthrax, Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia V. Siarkou (Associate Professor): National eradication programs: Salmonellosis, Notifiable Diseases -Zoonoses -vaccination programs: Hemorrhagic colitis, hemolytic-uremic syndrome, infection with Yersinia pestis (plague), Tularemia, Fever Q, Glanders, Melioidosis, Leptospirosis, Rabies . SK. Kritas (Professor): Notifiable Diseases -Zoonoses, National eradication programs - Vaccination programs: Foot and mouth disease, vesicular diseases, Classical and African swine fever, Ovine and Caprine Pox, Bluetongue, Bovine leucosis and rinderpest, Equine encephalomyelitis and infectious anemia, spongiform encephalopathies. Influenza and Newcastle disease, West Nile Fever
infectious diseases, bacteria diseases, fungal diseases, viral diseases, Foreign Animal Diseases, Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Transmissible Diseases
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Student Assessment
According to "OIE recommendations on the Competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’) to assure National Veterinary Services of quality" ( Day 1 Competencies addressed by this class are: Zoonoses, Epidemiology, Transboundary animal diseases, Disease prevention and control programmes, Emerging and re-emerging diseases, Food hygiene, Veterinary products, Management of contagious diseases
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Σημειώσεις Ιογενών Νοσημάτων των Ζώων. Κρήτας ΣΚ. Διδακτικές σημειώσεις. Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, 2016, σελ.160. [Kritas SK, Textbook of Viral Diseases of Animals (in Greek). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2016 pp 166] • Σημειώσεις Κτηνιατρικής Βακτηριολογίας και Βακτηριακών Νοσημάτων. Πετρίδου Ε. • Ειδική Βακτηριολογία και Βακτηριακά Νοσήματα των Ζώων. Σιάρκου ΒΙ
Additional bibliography for study
• Κτηνιατρική Ανοσολογία. Εισαγωγή Μετάφραση-επιμέλεια στην Ελληνική του “Veterinary Immunology. An Introduction” του I.R. Tizard, 8th Edn, Μετάφραση-Επιμέλεια: Φρύδας Σταύρος, Χατζηστυλιανού Μαρία, Κρήτας Σπυρίδων, Συμεωνίδου Ησαΐα, Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου Α.Ε. ISBN 9789603948209 pp 684 (2013 για την Ελληνική έκδοση)
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