In order to obtain the postgraduate degree, it is necessary to attend and pass a successful examination in 7 total courses distributed over the two semesters of study, to successfully attend the Clinical Practice, and to write a Master’s Thesis. The total number of ECTS credits is 120 (30 for each of the two semester courses, 30 for the Clinical exercise and 30 for the thesis).

Postgraduate students are required to attend the courses. Classes are held on Saturdays, mostly twice a month.

The Clinical Exercise takes place during the 3rd semester and has a total duration of fifteen working days.

The Postgraduate Diploma Thesis is graded by a three-member committee, which consists of the Supervising Professor and two other faculty members or external collaborators of the same or related academic subject or with corresponding academic experience with the P.S.P.’s subject.

Overall, the P.S.P. “Newer methods and technologies in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus”, is structured in two full calendar years. The seven courses are compulsory. The 4 compulsory courses are taught in the 1st semester and the remaining 3 compulsory courses in the 2nd semester. In the 3rd semester, the Clinical Practice takes place, in parallel with the start of the Master’s Thesis, which is completed at the end of the second calendar year.

The Table below presents the teaching hours and academic credits per course and across the program. Each ECTS corresponds to 26 hours of workload.

Description Teaching hours Course Total teaching hours Total student workload ECTS/course ECTS/semester
Α΄: 4 compulsory courses 19,5 78 750 7,5 30
Β΄: 3 compulsory courses 26 78 750 10 30
C΄: Clinical exercise 78 750 30
D΄: Master Thesis 750 30 30
Total 234 3000 120