According to Law 1674/16-5-2017, for the acquisition of the Interuniversity Postgraduate Specialization Degree "History of medicine and Biological Anthropology: Health, Disease, and Natural Selection", postgraduate students have to complete a set of courses extending over 4 semesters, which corresponds to 120 ECTS (Law 67145/B7, Law 1889/2007/Β7).
Τhey have to attend and successfully be examined in 12 subjects (Background-General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Dexterity Development), which are divided as follows: a) In the 1st semester (30 ECTS) - 4 subjects b) In the 2nd semester (30 ECTS) - 4 subjects and c) In the 3rd semester (30 ECTS) - 4 subjects. In the 4th semester (30 ECTS) they design and accomplish their Postgraduate Thesis, which they publicly defend and, on which they are subsequently being examined. The program aims at the specialization of a spectrum of scientists in History of Medicine and Biological Anthropology.
The aim of the IPGSD is to study the evolution of medicine and to subsume it in wider social and cultural scope. The determining factors of health and disease are revealed through research in social and scientific level, in epidemic and in chronic illnesses. It is made clear how studying history may assist in the refined understanding of a wide range of questions and dilemmas of modern medicine. Training refers to two basic specializations: History of medicine and Biological Anthropology.
Apart from the basic scientific knowledge, postgraduate students acquire the following abilities: 1) to apply knowledge to practice, 2) to search, analyze and synthesize data and information using appropriate technology, 3) to work individually, in teams or / and multidisciplinary scientific environment, 4) to adjust to new situations and take decisions, 5) to comprehend information in a foreign language, 6) to produce new ideas and scientific knowledge, 7) to show responsibility, 8) to develop critical ability and 9) to promote free, productive and inductive thought.