1st Semester

1st Semester

High Risk Pregnancy I: core courses and laboratory exercises


A1 Terminology, classification and basic concepts

● The 3rd Dpt of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Master of Science Program
Emmanuel Salamalekis, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Dimitrios Kassanos
● Definitions, basic of reproductive physiology. The "Birth"
Emmanuel Salamalekis
● "The miracle of life"
Lennart Nielsen, Lars Hammberger
● Anatomy of the female genital tract
Panagiotis Skandalakis, Troupis George
● Anatomical abnormalities of the female genital tract
Panagiotis Scarpas, Lina Michala 
● Bone, calcium and pregnancy
George Patoulis
● Central Nervous System Anomalies and folic acid during pregnancy
Pericles Panagopoulos
● Vitamin D and pregnancy
Fanis Choulis


A2 Genetics of reproduction

● Embryology of the female genital tract
Panagiotis Scarpas
● Menstrual cycle
Eftichios Trakakis
● Contraception, fertility, unwanted pregnancies
Pericles Panagopoulos
● Diversification and development of embryonic pluripotent cells
Maria Roumbelaki
● New sources of embryonic stem cells. Prospects for regenerative medicine
Nikolaos Anagnou
● Disorders of puberty, rare syndromes and pregnancy
Efthimios Deligeoroglou
● Preimplantation diagnosis
Emmanuel Kanavakis


A3 Placenta

● Genetic, cellular basis of implantation disorders
Ioannis E. Grammatikakis
● Fetal and maternal immune tolerance
Antonios Makrigiannakis
● Basic principles of the histopathology of the placenta. Applications in obstetrics and gynecology
Christos Eftychiadis, Emmanuel Agapitos
● Intrauterine fetal death. The pathological picture of the fetus and placenta
Anastasia Konstantinidou
● Abnormalities of the umbilical cord.
Agathi Pafiti



A4 Physiological changes during pregnancy

● Changes of the respiratory system
Apostolos Armaganidis
● Changes of the cardiovascular system
Nikolaos Dagres
● Changes of the urinary system
Sophia Kalogeropoulou
● Changes of hemostatic mechanisms
Anthi Travlou
● Functional changes of the gastrointestinal system
Harry Tzathas
● Changes in various tissues at the cellular level
Christos Eftychiadis, Ioannis Panagiotidis
● Changes of the skeletal system during pregnancy
Dimitrios Mastrokalos, Koulouvaris Panagiotis



A5 Methods of fetal monitoring

● Basic principles of ultrasound
Christos Efthymiopoulos
● Anatomical abnormalities and infertility, the role of sonography
Dimitrios Kassanos
● Fetal cells and free fetal DNA, predictive and diagnostic value
Stavros Sifakis, Ariadni Mavrou
● Three-dimensional ultrasound in pregnancy
Dimitrios Kassanos
● Monitoring of pregnancy. Basics of CTG
Konstantinos Loghis
● Biochemical markers of pathology in pregnancy
Dimitrios Rizos
Ultrasound markers of fetal chromosomal abnormalities
Dimitrios Kassanos
● Growth abnormalities of the fetus. The role of ultrasound
Dimitrios Kassanos
● Molecular microbiology and genetics in the diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities and other syndromes
Lina Florentin, Aggeliki Kolialexi
● Introduction to biomedical technology, processing and analysis of medical signals
Dimitrios Koutsouris, Dimitrios Fotiadis
● Fetal distress during labor. CTG and pulse oximetry
Konstantinos Loghis
● Biomarkers of perinatal asphyxia
Ioannis E. Grammatikakis
● Fetal intrauterine surgery
Dimitrios Kassanos


A6 Endocrinology and acid-base balance of the fetus

● Hormones and secretion regulating mechanisms
Leonidas Duntas
● Endocrine status during pregnancy
Eftichios Trakakis
● Hyperandrogonaimia and fertility
Konstantinos Samaras
● Prolactinomas and infertility. Diagnosis and Treatment
Athanasios Leventis
● Endometriosis, infertility and pregnancy
Eftichios Trakakis
● Endocrinology of labor
Eftichios Trakakis
● Changes in fetal circulation
Dimitrios Kassanos
● Fetal hypoxia
Dimitrios Kassanos
● Causes of cerebral palsy except hypoxia
Efstratios Assimakopoulos
● Acid-base balance of the fetus
Dimitrios Lazaris


A7 Fetal lung maturity

● Lung Maturity
Nikoletta Iakovidou
● Resuscitation of the preterm infant
Polyxeni Nicolaides, Efi Tsekoura


Oral-Written exam

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