School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Department of Pathology

Relevant Law Π. Δ. 789/19-8-80 FEK ΦΕΚ 194/26-8-80

University Hospital of Patras, 2nd floor

2610 999653 , 999645, 991810 2610 991810



  • VOURDA AIKATERINI (Special Laboratory Teaching Staff)
  • GEORGAKOPOULOS ANASTASIOS (Special Laboratory Teaching Staff)
  • POLIDOROU VASILIKI (Special Technical Staff)

Research Activity

Pathology is the link between basic science and clinical medicine. It deals with  the pathogenesis and the nature of various diseases, and with the study of the anatomical and functional changes observed in these diseases. With the information received from the macroscopic or microscopic examination of the material from sufferer and normal tissues, the Pathology contributes to diagnosis, treatment, observation and understanding of the development of a disease. The Pathology divides into General and Systematic Pathology. The General Pathology examines the fundamental principles of a disease and is rightly considered as the main trunk of the tree of knowledge of medicine, roots of which are the basic biomedical sciences, main sector the pathology of the organs (systemic), and branches, leaves and flowers are various clinical sciences. The General Pathology teaches the mechanisms by which lesions are caused and provides morphological and functional descriptions and interpretations of the effects of diseases in various tissues and organs.
Teaching - Educational material
The Pathology is taught in the 4th (Pathology I) and 5th (Pathology II) semester. The teaching is based on the scientific writing of <>from V. Kumar, R.S. Cotran and S.L. Robbins, 7th ed. which is the main source of knowledge, complemented by important references of recent literature. Particular emphasis is placed on General Pathology (cell damage, inflammation, tissue repair, fluid disorders, haemodynamic disorders, immunopathology, cancer) and the major diseases of systems, by studying standard clinical problems. The aim of this learning process is the initiation of the student in the clinicopathologic correlation, the good correlation of clinical and laboratory findings in order to understand the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of the disease.
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Εducational objectives
  • Understanding the pathogenesis of the disease from the molecular to the macroscopic level.
  • Understanding the importance of the clinicopathological correlation.         
  • Understanding the role of the clinical laboratory.
  • The understanding and use of medical terms.
  • The conformation of the scientific behavior.
  • The transmission of factual knowledge.
  • To strengthen cognitive skills necessary in the exercise of medicine (observing, analyzing, solving clinical problems).