Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Introduction to Pathological Physiology
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAsterios Karagiannis
Course ID200000004

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Medicine (2014-2015)

Registered students: 402
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Medicine (2013-2014)

Registered students: 67
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Medicine (2011-2012)

Registered students: 30
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
1. Α΄ ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗMichail Daniilidis, Pantelis Zempekakis
2. Β΄ ΠΡΟΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗVasileios Athyros, Vasileia Garypidou-Vratskidou, Asterios Karagiannis
3. ΠΝΕΥΜΟΝΟΛΟΓΙΚΗParaskevi Argyropoulou-Pataka, Despoina Kontakioti, Theodore Kontakiotis
4. Γ΄ΚΑΡΔΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗNikolaos Fragakis, Vasileios Skemperis, Vasileios Vassilikos
5. ΝΕΦΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗAikaterini Papagianni, Panteleimon Sarafidis, Maria Stagkou
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Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of Physiology, Biochemistry and Histology/Anatomy.
Learning Outcomes
Understanding the mechanisms responsible for the appearance and course of a disease. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for developing clinical symptoms or laboratory abnormalities in pathologic conditions. The student should be able to describe the mechanisms underlying the onset and the development of a disease.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physiology and abnormal function of organs and systems are discussed.The mechanisms underlying common diseases and the procedures inside the human body leading to pathologic conditions are described. The following chapters are individually presented and discussed. Defense mechanisms, Immunity. HLA system, connective tissue and joint diseases. Hemopoiesis, hemostasis. Breathing disorders and lung diseases. Kidneys: glomerular, tubular disorders. Fluid and electrolyte disorders. Disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, bowel, pancreas, liver and biliary tract. Heart: EKG, coronary heart disease, abnormalities of the cardiac valves, heart failure. Arterial hypertension. Endocrine system: Thyroid abnormalities, adrenal glands, bone diseases. Metabolic disorders, obesity, diabetes mellitus.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Video presentations and links to databases.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Final exams at the end of the semester. 10 relatively short questions from which the students choose six. 50% correct answers are required to pass the exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παθολογική Φυσιολογία (Τομέας Παθολογίας ΑΠΘ Καραγιάννης, Δανιηλίδης)
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