University of Crete

International Program in Medicine

Workload, Semesters and Courses

Design of the Undergraduate Studies Programme 

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ECTS / Work load

The workload in each course is calculated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The semester-long workload for a student is the sum of the ECTS credits of the courses they have enrolled in at the specific semester. This workload corresponds to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits for each semester (with a maximum number of 34 ECTS credits if the student has signed up in elective courses, after the 1st semester). 

 A student’s semester long ECTS workload may be increased in case they need to register for resits in failed exams or retakes of successful exams for grade improvement.  In the latter case, students may get only one attempt per course exam. 

Students may enroll in free Elective Courses, that is courses offered by other Departments of the University of Crete. Such courses, if taken, are recorded in the student’s transcript of studies, but are not calculated in the grade average of their degree. 

The courses and clinical clerkships syllabi can be accessed in the Undergraduate Studies Guide, on the School’s website. The detailed course descriptions include the course code and type (compulsory or elective), the semester in which it is taught, the course’s ECTS credits, course goals and learning objectives, course content and assessment methods. 

In the Programme, there are no prerequisite courses, other than those required to enter the Clinical Clerkships. 

Semesters and Courses

In the Study program, the duration of each semester is 14 weeks for the first 4 years and 16 weeks for the 5th and 6th year. A total of 360 ECTS is required to complete the studies.

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First Semester

Anatomy of Musculoskeletal System

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Biology A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Biostatistics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 4

Chemistry

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Epistemiology & History of Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Introduction to Public Health

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Second Semester

Biochemistry A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Biology B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Medical English

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Medical Physics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Neuroanatomy

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 5

Physiology A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Third Semester

Basic Immunology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Biochemistry B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Compassion in Clinical Care

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Embryology A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Histology A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 4

Nutrition

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Physiology B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Topographic & Clinical Anatomy A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Fourth Semester

Cancer Immunology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Embryology B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

From Searching for Evidence to the Analysis and Clinical Decision Making 

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

General Pathology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Histology B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Information Technology – Applications in Medicine

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Microbiology A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 5

Physiology C’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 5

Topographic & Clinical Anatomy B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Fifth Semester

English Medical Terminology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 4

Laboratory Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 5

Medical Informatics

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Microbiology B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 5

Molecular Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Pathophysiology A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 5

Pharmacology A

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Principles and Mechanisms of Oncogenesis

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Radiological Anatomy

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Systemic Pathology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Sixth Semester

Cellular Communication And Human Diseases

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Epidemiology Public Health

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Fundamentals of ECG interpretation

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 4

Introduction to Surgery

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Pathophysiology of Human Disease Series B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Pharmacology B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 4

Physiology and Pathophysiology of Hematopoiesis

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Radiology – Medical Imaging A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Systematic Pathology B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Toxicology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Seventh Semester

Basic Research in Medicine

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Internal Medicine A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 8

Neurology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 4

Neurosurgery

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Orthopedic Surgery

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Principles of Radiotherapy/Radiation Oncology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Radiology-Medical Imaging B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 4

Surgery A’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Urology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Eighth Semester

Anaesthesiology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Andrology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Emergency Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Hemodynamic pathophysiology of vascular diseases and non-invasive vascular diagnostics

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Intensive Care Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Internal Medicine B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 8

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Ophthalmology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Patient-centered care: concepts & principles

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Pediatrics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 4

Surgery B’

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Ninth Semester

Acute and Chronic Pain 

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Agents

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Bioethics

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Clinical Clerkship in Ear, Nose and Throat

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Emergency Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 10

Clinical Clerkship in Internal Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Clinical Clerkship in Neurology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 9

Clinical Clerkship in Ophthalmology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Pediatrics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 14

Clinical Clerkship in Psychiatry

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Surgery

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Gynecologic Endocrinology and IVF

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Metabolic Diseases

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Pathophysiology of the Motility of the Gastrointestinal System 

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Pediatric Cardiology Virtual Workshop 

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Pediatric Clinical Examination

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Tenth Semester

Clinical Alcohology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Clinical and Laboratory investigation of common Clinical problems

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Clinical Clerkship in Ear, Nose and Throat

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Emergency Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 10

Clinical Clerkship in Internal Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Clinical Clerkship in Neurology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 9

Clinical Clerkship in Ophthalmology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Pediatrics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 14

Clinical Clerkship in Psychiatry

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Surgery

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Family Planning

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Imaging of Athletic Injuries

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Interventional Radiology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Pediatric Neonatology 

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Eleventh Semester

Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Clinical Clerkship in Ear, Nose and Throat

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Emergency Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 10

Clinical Clerkship in Internal Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Clinical Clerkship in Neurology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 9

Clinical Clerkship in Ophthalmology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Pediatrics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 14

Clinical Clerkship in Psychiatry

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Surgery

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Forensics-Medical Ethics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 2

Pediatric Pharmacology

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Professional Development 

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Therapeutic Management of Neoplastic Disorders

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

Twelfth Semester

Clinical Clerkship in Ear, Nose and Throat

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Emergency Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 6

Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 10

Clinical Clerkship in Internal Medicine

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Clinical Clerkship in Neurology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 9

Clinical Clerkship in Ophthalmology

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 3

Clinical Clerkship in Pediatrics

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 14

Clinical Clerkship in Psychiatry

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 7

Clinical Clerkship in Surgery

Course Type: Compulsory
ECTS: 28

Emergencies in Primary Care

Course Type: Elective
ECTS: 2

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