• Application Deadline
  • 70 days
  • English


The current e-learning programme focused on the basic applications of Nanotechnology in Health Sciences, in clinical and research level.

The present Basic Principles of nanotechnology applications in Health Science programme at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens provides a detailed description concerning the types of nanotools used in Health Sciences, the mechanism of their action, the route and the behavior of each nanotool inside a biological system.

Recent advances in nanotechnology offer the potential for early detection of several diseases as well increased therapeutic efficacy. In this context, the programme givesa thorough overview of nanoparticles current applications in diagnosis (including MRI, CT, PET, SPECT and Biophotonic modalities), therapy (including radiotherapy, treatment with radionuclides, photodynamic and photothermal therapy) and theranostics.

Following the applications of nanotechnology in human medicine, the programme describes the potential of applying nanotechnology in veterinary medicine regarding animal health, animal breeding and animal food safety.

Nowadays, nanotechnology has expanded its role in Agriculture and Food products. The course summarizes the applications of nanoparticles to the agro-food section, food packaging and supply chain. Moreover, relevant environmental, health and toxicological issues are highlighted.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

    Module 1: Introduction To Nanotechnology

      Lesson 1. Basic Terms And Historical Evolution

      • Unit 1: Basic Terms
      • Unit 2: Historical Evolution Of Nanotechnology
      • This Lesson Describes The Basic Terminology Of Nanotechnology And Present The Historical Evolution Of This Rapidly Evolving Domain.

        Lesson 2. Instrumentation In Nanomedicine

        • Unit 1: Laboratory Characterization Methods
        • Unit 2: Short Overview Of In Vivo Imaging Methods
        • This Lesson Introduces The Basic Technologies That Are Used For Nanoparticles Characterization As Well The Main Imaging Modalities (Magnetic Resonance, Optical Imaging And Nuclear Medicine Techniques) That Are Used In Nanomedicine.

          Module 2: Nanotechnology Applications In Medicine

            Lesson 1. Introduction To The Nanotools For Medical Applications

            • Unit 1: Nanoshells
            • Unit 2: Magnetic Nanoparticles
            • Unit 3: Quantum Dots
            • Unit 4: Carbon Nanotubes
            • Unit 5: Polymer Nanoparticles
            • Unit 6: Dendrimers
            • Unit 7: Liposomes
            • Unit 8: Nanobiosensors
            The Aim Of This Lesson Is To Present The Different Types And Characteristics Of The Nanotools That Nanotechnology Uses In Medicine, Pharmacy And Medical Physics.

            For full information of the programme outline please visit the programme website.

                        English Language Requirements

                        This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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                        Academic Requirements

                        Participant Profile

                        This e-learning programme is addressed to Greek and International students or graduates in Sciences like Veterinary, Biology, Biomedical, Pharmacy, Physics, Chemical ?ngineering, Food chemistry, Chemistry, Agriculture, Medicine or in a related field.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          300 EUR/full
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                          300 EUR/full
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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