For the award of the MSc Degree in Primary Health Care postgraduate students are obliged to complete successfully the modules of the four semesters corresponding to 120 ECTS (Υ.Α. 67145/Β7, ΦΕΚ 1889/2007/B7).
Postgraduate students are obliged to attend and successfully complete the assessments of 9 modules (Basic, General Knowledge, Scientific area, Skills development), that are distributed as following: a) in the first semester (30 ECTS) 3 modules, b) in the second semester (30 ECTS) 3 modules, και c) in the third semester (30 ECTS), 3 modules. During the fourth semester the students are asked to complete their Postgraduate Dissertation (30 ECTS) which they are publicly supporting during the final assessment procedure.
The Aim of the MSc Programme in Primary Health Care is the delivery of specialised knowledge and the promotion of research activity in the scientific fields of Primary Health Care based on an inter disciplinary and holistic approach of health on a population level. The scientific area of the MSc covers all issues related to the health and healthcare needs assessment of the population and the policy responses to these needs
The specific subjects of the MSc include the analysis of the factors that determine the level of health of the population and the provision of specialized knowledge in the subjects of epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion and prevention strategy. The ability of graduates to record, analyze and monitor the level of health of the population and the corresponding health care needs, to plan and evaluate Primary Health Care services focusing on the valid and timely response to the health care needs of the population, to plan and develop health promotion and preventive medicine. The promotion of interdisciplinary research on the cultivation of critical thinking and the elaboration of a high level of relevant postgraduate theses.
The postgraduate students besides the factual knowledge are expected to develop skills: 1) to apply knowledge in practice, 2) to search, analyse and synthesise data and informations, by using the appropriate methods, 3) to work independently or in a team within an interdisciplinary setting, 4) to adapt in new situations and make decisions, 5) to understand information in a second language, 6)to develop new ideas and scientific knowledge, 7) to show responsibility, 8) to develop critical skills and 9) to enhance free, productive and inductive way of thinking.