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Summer Schools 2024 / University of Crete - Medical School

Dear students,

We are pleased to announce the first two Summer Schools of the University of Crete - Medical School for 2024!


1. Summer School "Dementia for medical students: Improving knowledge/developing skills of pregraduate students to manage dementia"

Coordinating Department / Laboratory: Department of Neurology, Medical School University of Crete

The summer school "Dementia for medical students" aims to expose medical students to the challenges of detecting cognitive dysfunction and caring for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. This offers an opportunity to showcase the interdisciplinary approach employed in dementia care to optimize health outcomes. At the same time, students will be educated on the most recent developments in research for neurodegenerative disorders.
The structure of the program entails both clinical practice and hands-on laboratory experience and lectures by distinguished scientists running in parallel. A total of 16 medical students will be practicing in groups in the departments involved in this summer school (Neurology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Social Medicine) and the Laboratories of the University of Crete, Medical School (Neurogenetics/Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pharmacology, Pathology). At the same time, the group will attend courses by experts in the field of dementia.

Application deadline: January 31, 2024

Location: School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion Crete and University Hospital of Heraklion

Dates: July 8- 13, 2024

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2. Summer School on Applied Respiratory Physiology

Coordinating Department / Laboratory: Department of Intensive Care, Medical School University of Crete

The course is directed to medical students who have completed the 3rd year of their studies and have taken courses on respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of respiratory physiology and its implications in health, in exercise and extreme environments, disease, and mechanical ventilation.

The hands-on sessions will allow students to visualize and comprehend the basic physiology and familiarize them with the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing, polysomnography. Finally using a lung simulator the students will learn the basic principles of setting and adjusting a mechanical ventilator to support a critically ill patient with respiratory failure. All courses will be given by experts in adult respiratory and intensive care medicine.

Application deadline: April 30, 2024

Location: School of Medicine of the University of Crete and University Hospital of Heraklion, Intensive Care Unit, Heraklion Crete

Dates: July 8 – 12, 2024

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Stella Melina Vasilaki

International and Public Relations Department

Erasmus+ Programme | School of Medicine

University of Crete