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
CoordinatorAreti Triantafyllou
Course ID600020168

Programme of Study: English-language Undergraduate Study Program of the School of Medicine (2021-today)

Registered students: 60
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course113

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
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 and in 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
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Health and society, 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
  • 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. Communication between students and co-ordinators using e-learning-Social Cafe Written test via e-learning quiz.
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
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