Curriculum – Documents

Our curriculum is distributed across four academic semesters. The first three semesters focus each on one section of modern surgery and the novel technologies that pertain to it as well as their applications, and consists of both theoretical lectures and hands-on training sessions on simulators, simboxes, robotic console, dry labs and/or participation on actual surgical procedures in the operating theatre. The fourth semester is devoted to the preparation of the students' thesis.

In summary, the MSc curriculum is as follows:

1st Semester
New Technologies in Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Endoscopic Surgery
Applied Interventional Surgery
Natural Orifice Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery – Obesity
Physiology/Pathophysiology of Alimentation
Alimentary Needs
Basal Metabolism
Dietary Approaches
Comorbidities of Obesity
Metabolic Sequelae of Obesity
Psychological Substrate of Obesity
Obesity and Other Diseases
Metabolic Surgery
Categories of Bariatric Procedures
Endoscopic Interventions
Results and Follow-Up
Hands-on Training on the Matter of the 1st Semester
2nd Semester
Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery
Bening Conditions of Esophagus and Stomach
Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease, Esophageal Achalasia
Pathophysiology, Medical Treatment
Endoscopic Interventions, Minimally Invasive Techniques
Malignant Conditions of Esophagus and Stomach
Epidemiology, Diagnostic Techniques, Staging
Endoscopic and Surgical Techniques
(Neo)Adjuvant Treatment
Follow-Up – Results
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Other Foregut Conditions
Solid Organs, Hernias, Hepatopancreatobiliary Conditions
Postoperative Abdominal Wall Hernias
Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Endoscopic and Surgical Techniques
Hands-on Training on the Matter of the 2nd Semester
3rd Semester
Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
Benign Colorectal Conditions
Diverticulosis/-itis, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Diagnosis, Prognosis, Epidemiology
Medical Treatment, Surgical Techniques
Results, Follow-Up
Malignant Colorectal Conditions
Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Staging
Surgical Techniques, (Neo)Adjuvant Treatment, Complications
Follow-Up – Results
Research Methodology
Hands-on Training on the Matter of the 3rd Semester
Final Semester
Preparation and Presentation of Thesis


Regulations and Functions of the MSc:

Download the UoA Manual of Ethics and Good Practices (Greek):

Download the OGG of the MSc Programme (in Greek):

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