Core concepts of Social - Preventive Medicine

Course Information
TitleΒασικές έννοιες Κοινωνικής-Προληπτικής Ιατρικής / Core concepts of Social - Preventive Medicine
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTheodoros Dardavesis
Course ID600020180

Programme of Study: PPS Social-Preventive Medicine and Quality in Healthcare

Registered students: 28
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of this course, the students are expected to: - familiarise with the concepts of health promotion, health education, - understand the methodology of evaluation of diagnostic tests, - understand the social factors that influence health and the inequilities in health, - understand the possible ways that people's beliefs could influence health behaviour (introduction to health psychology), - recognise the diseases that are considered as threats to public health at national and international level (communicable and non-communicable diseases), - familiarise with the levels of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, and understand the importance of timely recognition of the modifiable risk factors for the common diseases in the community.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
- The concepts and philosophy of Public Health and Prevention - Health Promotion and Health Education- Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention - Αctive immunisation and prevention: the past, the present and the future - Vaccination against COVID-19: Myth Versus Fact - Screening - Evaluation of diagnostic tests - Prevention and health behavior - the perspective of Health Psychology - Social determinants of health - Health inequalities - Factors that affect health at work- occupational health - Politics and health behavior, Communication & health literacy - Epidimiology and prevention in NCDs- Coronary Disease - Epidimiology and prevention in NCDs- Cancer - Epidimiology and prevention in injuries - Epidimiology and prevention in communicable diseases - Epidimiology and prevention in urogenital diseases - Sexual and reproductive health: Epidimiology and prevention of the most common diseases - Health in Infants and Children: Epidimiology and prevention of the most common diseases - Oral health: Epidimiology and prevention of the most common diseases - Reproductive health in women: Epidimiology and prevention of the most common diseases - Mental health in adults: Epidimiology and prevention of the most common diseases
Prevention, Health determinants, Social Medicine, Public Health
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment652.6
Written assigments753
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Mathiew L. Boulton, Robert Wallace. Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine. 16th Edition. McGraw Hill, 2021. 2. Aschengrau A, Seage GR. Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health. 4th Edition. Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2018.
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