School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Undergraduate Courses

Paediatrics I

Semester 7th ()

Code MED_771

Hours Teaching 0 hours, Laboratory 0 hours, Tutorial 0 hours , Clinical Training 25 hours (per week)



1. Infectious diseases

  • Vaccines

  • Fever (differential diagnosis, laboratory work-up, treatment), Bacteremia, Septicemia, Meningitis

  • Infections (viral, bacterial, etc.)

  • Upper Respiratory Tract infections

  • Lower Respiratory Tract infections

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Tuberculosis

  • Immunodeficiency

2. Neonatology

  • Neonatal physical examination

  • Neonatal resuscitation, perinatal asphyxia, birth injuries

  • Respiratory distress syndrome

  • Air leak syndrome

  • Meconium aspiration syndrome and diaphragmatic hernia

  • Early and late neonatal septicemia, congenital infections

  • Pulmonary hypertension

  • Neonatal jaundice, anemia

  • Nutrition

  • Metabolic disorders, convulsions

3. Endocrinology

  • Physiological and pathological psychomotor development

  • Chromosomal anomalies

  • Physiological and pathological growth: Part A

  • Physiological and pathological growth: Part B

  • Calcium metabolism

  • Diabetes mellitus type I and type II, Diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Physiological and pathological puberty

  • Normal and abnormal adrenal function

  • Physiological and pathological function of thyroid and parathyroid glands

  • Physiological and pathological function of the pituitary gland

  • Metabolic disorders

4. Neurology

  • Coma

  • Febrile and non-febrile seizures

  • Poisoning

5. Pulmonology and Allergic diseases

  • Asthma

  • Croup, Bronchiolitis

  • Foreign body aspiration

  • Cystic fibrosis

6. Cardiology

  • Physical examination

  • Cardiac insufficiency

  • Congenital heart diseases

7. Gastroenterology

  • Acute abdominal pain

  • Congenital abnormalities

8. Urinary system

  • Pyouria, Haematuria, Albuminuria

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Congenital abnormalities

9. Hematology - Oncology

  • Small-cell anemias

  • Thalassemias, sickle cell anemia

  • Haemolytic anemias, Aplastic anemia

  • Thrombocytopenia, Leukemias, Lymphomas

10. Rheumatic Diseases

  • Arthralgia - Arthritis



The aim of the course is the theoretical training of medicine students in Paediatrics.

In their fourth year of studies, medical students attend Paediatrics lectures for two (2) weeks per year in the context of Compiled Teaching II activities.

Aim: Acquiring theoretical knowledge in General Paediatrics.

By the end of this course the student is expected to develop the following abilities:

  • To acquire critical knowledge on the most common pediatric disorders

  • To understand the pathophysiology of selected pediatric diseases

  • To compile and analyze the above information for obtaining differential diagnosis

Reading Material

Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th ed. Elsevier, 2016