Overview

The M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare Technologies is an interinstitutional postgraduate degree program, which is being offered by the Department of Pharmacy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Science and Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University.

The M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare Sciences starts in October 2022 (pending the publication in the Official Government Gazette).

Traditional healthcare models are being overhauled with digital technologies of Healthcare 4.0 increasingly adopted. This postgraduate course enables students to reinforce, deepen and expand their theoretical and factual in innovative technologies such as 3D printing which can help towards personalized medicine. In order to enable the integration of these technologies into healthcare, contemporary technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things must integrate in Digital health both a public and private sector.

Key facts

Start date: October 2022

Application deadline: Information pending

Campus: Facilities of the Department of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki, as well as in the facilities of the Department of Pharmacy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Duration/Mode: The duration of the full-time study programme in order to obtain the M.Sc. degree is two (2) academic semesters. For students who so wish, there is also the possibility, upon request, of attending the programme on a part–time basis. In this case, the duration of the M.Sc. will be four (4) academic semesters.

Lectures: Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings

Examinations: Information pending

Taught language: English

Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree from an accredited University

Language requirements: English language knowledge documented with a relevant certificate, corresponding at least to the State Certificate of Language Learning Level B2 or other certificate proving good knowledge of English. Holders of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Foreign University in English are exempt from this obligation.

Fees: 5,000€ (total)

How to apply: Admission Information

Who can apply

To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:

  • an undergraduate degree from a recognized University. Holders of non Greek University degrees must have their degrees recognized by the Greek authorities (Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center “DOATAP”). Please visit the DOATAP website for detailed information.
  • English language knowledge documented with a relevant certificate, corresponding at least to the State Certificate of Language Learning Level B2 or other certificate proving good knowledge of English. Holders of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Foreign University in English are exempt from this obligation.

Course content

First Semester

  • Advanced Drug Delivery Technologies I
  • Precision Medicine and Personalized Drug Delivery
  • Materials Characterization
  • Computer Aided Design – CAD
  • Data Science

Second Semester

  • Advanced Drug Delivery Technologies II
  • 3D Printing and Digital Technologies
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation – Summer Months

Duration of studies

The duration of the full-time study programme in order to obtain the M.Sc. degree is two (2) academic semesters. For students who so wish, there is also the possibility, upon request, of attending the programme on a part–time basis. In this case, the duration of the M.Sc. will be four (4) academic semesters. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings.

The Academic Faculty

Dimitrios Fatouros – Professor

Dimitrios Fatouros – Professor

Rank: Professor

Office phone: +30 2310997653

Lab phone: +30 2310997649

Fax: +30 2310997652

Email: dfatouro@pharm.auth.gr

Office: 207 – Department of Pharmacy (AUTH)

Sector: Pharmaceutical Technology

Ioannis Nikolakakis – Professor

Ioannis Nikolakakis – Professor

Rank: Professor

Office phone: +30 2310997635

Lab phone: +30 2310997649

Fax: +30 2310997652

Email:  yannikos@pharm.auth.gr  

Office: 209A – Department of Pharmacy (AUTH)

Sector: Pharmaceutical Technology

Panagiotis Barmpalexis – Assistant Professor

Panagiotis Barmpalexis – Assistant Professor

Rank: Assistant Professor

Office phone: +30 2310997629

Email:  pbarmp@pharm.auth.gr  

Office: 204 – Department of Pharmacy (AUTH)

Sector: Pharmaceutical Technology

Ioannis Vizirianakis – Associate Professor

Ioannis Vizirianakis – Associate Professor

Rank: Associate Professor

Office phone: +30 2310997658

Lab phone: +30 2310997639

Fax: +30 2310997645

Email:  ivizir@pharm.auth.gr

Office: 303 – Department of Pharmacy (AUTH)

Sector: Pharmacognosy – Pharmacology

Christos Panagiotidis – Professor

Christos Panagiotidis – Professor

Rank: Professor

Office phone: +30 2310997630

Lab phone: +30 2310997632

Fax: +30 2310997645

Email: pchristo@pharm.auth.gr

Office: 315 – Department of Pharmacy (AUTH)

Sector: Pharmacognosy – Pharmacology

Dr D.Tzetzis

Dimitrios Tzetzis – Assistant Professor

Rank: Assistant Professor

Office phone: +30 2310807548

Lab phone: +30 2310807518

Email: d.tzetzis@ihu.edu.gr

Office: B1.3 – U.C.I.P.S. (IHU)

Sector: School of Science and Technology

Dr Christos Tjortjis

Christos Tjortjis – Associate Professor

Rank: Associate Professor

Office phone: +30 2310807576

Email: c.tjortjis@ihu.edu.gr

Office: ???– U.C.I.P.S. (IHU)

Sector: School of Science and Technology

Professor Panayiotis Bozanis

Panayiotis Bozanis – Professor

Rank: Professor

Office phone: ???

Email: pbozanis@ihu.gr

Office: ???– U.C.I.P.S. (IHU)

Sector: School of Science and Technology

Dr Christos Berberidis

Christos Berberidis – Dr

Rank: Dr. – Research and Teaching Stuff

Office phone: +30 2310807534

Email: c.berberidis@ihu.edu.gr

Office: ???– U.C.I.P.S. (IHU)

Sector: School of Science and Technology

Digital Manufacturing and Materials Characterization Laboratory (DMMC Lab)

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Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology

Information pending

Fees & Financing

The programme fees for the MSc in Digital Healthcare Technologies are 5000€. The amount is payable in two instalments for the full-time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK 0,45% – OAED programme.

Programme announcement – Admissions

The MSc in Digital Healthcare Technologies class starts in October 2022 (pending the publication in the Official Government Gazette). Interested parties are invited to submit their expression of interest by:

submitting the following documentation:

  • Copy of degrees (University degree, other postgraduate degree, etc.). Students that hold an undergraduate degree from a foreign (i.e. other than Greek) university which has not been recognized by the “Hellenic National Recognition and Information Center” (D.O.A.T.A.P. in Greek) will not be eligible to be awarded a postgraduate degree.
  • Copy of the transcript of grades all years of undergraduate as well as any postgraduate studies.
  • English language knowledge documented with a relevant certificate, corresponding at least to the State Certificate of Language Learning Level B2 or other certificate proving good knowledge of English. Holders of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Foreign University in English are exempt from this obligation.
  • At least two (2) recommendation letters. Letters must be signed by faculty members of the candidate’s university or by academics from other educational institutions that are familiar with the candidate’s academic background. In case of candidates with significant professional experience, they can also submit letters from people in their professional field.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Any other information that, in the opinion of the candidates, would contribute to their more complete evaluation, such as certificates of participation in summer schools, conferences, student exchange programs, IKY scholarships. or other recognized institutions, prizes in competitions, presentations of papers in scientific conferences, proof of participation in research projects, scientific publications, certificates of professional experience, etc.
  • A copy of ID or passport.
  • A recent passport size photograph

Submission of expression of interest is completed by sending the above requested information to:
Ioannis Partheniadis, PhD Candidate, Dep. οf Pharmaceutical Technology
e-mail: ioanpart@pharm.auth.gr

Research

  • Chachlioutaki, C.Karavasili, E.Mavrokefalou, C.I.Gioumouxouzis, C.Ritzoulis, D.G.Fatouros. Quality control evaluation of paeditaric chocolate-based dosage forms: 3D printing vs mold-casting method. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2022, 624, 121991 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2022.121991
  • Papadimitriou, L.Andriotis, D.Fatouros, D.Tzetzis. Design and Prototype Fabrication of a Cost-Effective Microneedle Drug Delivery Apparatus using Fused Filament Fabrication, Liquid Crystal Display and Semi-Solid Extrusion 3D Printing Technologies. Micromachines, 2022, 13, 1319 DOI: 10.3390/mi13081319
  • P-K. Monou, A-M. Mamaligka, E.K.Tzimtzimis, D.Tzetzis, S. Vergkizi-Nikolakaki, I.S.Vizirianakis, E.G.Andriotis, G.K.Eleftheriadis, D.G.Fatouros. 3D-printed alginate films with cannabidiol and cannabigerol nanoparticles for potential wound-healing applications. Pharmaceutics, 2022, 14, 1637 DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics14081637
  • Ι.Partheniadis, Κ.Athanasiou, Ι.Laidmae, J.Heinamaki, I.Nikolakakis Physicomechanical characterization and tablet compression of theophylline nanofibrous mats prepared by conventional and ultrasound enhanced electrospinning. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2022 616, 121558. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2022.121558
  • Karavasili, P.Zgouro, A.Manousi, C.Zacharis, N.Bouropoulos, A.Lazaridou, T.Moschakis, D.G.Fatouros. Cereal-based 3D printed dosage forms for drug administration during breakfast in pediatric patients within a hospital setting. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2022, 111, 2562 DOI: 10.1016/j.xphs.2022.04.013
  • K.Eleftheriadis, E.Kantarelis, P-K.Monou, E.G.Andriotis, N.Bouropoulos, E.K.Tzimtzimis, D.Tzetzis, J.Rantanen, D.G.Fatouros. Automated digital design for 3D-printed individualized therapies. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2021, 599, 120437 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120437
  • K.Eleftheriadis, D.G.Fatouros. Haptic evaluation of 3D-pritnted Braille-encoded intraoral films. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2021, 157, 105605 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2020.105605
  • Xenikakis, K.Tsongas, E.K.Tzimtzimis, C.K.Zacharis, N.Theodoroula, E.P.Kalogianni, E.Demiri, I.S. Vizirianakis, D.Tzetzis, D.G.Fatouros. Fabrication of hollow microneedles using liquid crystal display (LCD) vat polymerization 3D printing technology for transdermal macromolecular delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2021, 597, 120303 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120303
  • Karavasili, G.K.Eleftheriadis, C.I.Gioumouxouzis, E.G.Andriotis, D.G.Fatouros. Mucosal drug delivery and printing technologies: a focus on special patient populations. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2021, 176, 113858 DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2021.113858
  • Partheniadis, A.E.Karantzalis, R.R.Shah, N.Al-Zoubi, I.Nikolakakis. Influence of compression at elevated temperature on the compactibility of thermo-mechanically processed polymers. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2020, 156, pp. 64-75 DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2020.01.035
  • Al-Zoubi, F.Odeh, I.Partheniadis, S.Gharaibeh, I.Nikolakakis. Spray drying of naproxen and naproxen sodium for improved tableting – Physicochemical characterization and compression performance. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 2020, DOI: 10.1080/10837450.2020.1853769
  • I.Gioumouxouzis, O.L.Katsamenis, A.Dourou, N.Bouropoulos, C.K.Markopoulou, D.Tzetzis, D.G.Fatouros. Fabrication of an osmotic 3D printed solid dosage form for controlled release of active pharmaceutical ingredients. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2020, 143, 106176 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2019.105176
  • K.Eleftheriadis, C.Ritzoulis, N.Bouropoulos, D.Tzetzis, D.A.Andreadis, J.P.Botker, J.Rantanen, D.G.Fatouros. Unidirectional drug release from 3D printed mucoadhesive buccal films using FDM technology: in vitro and ex vivo evaluation. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 2019, 144, 180 – 192 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2019.09.018
  • Xenikakis, E.K.Tzimtzimis, K.Tsongas, D.A.Andredis, E.Demiri, D.Tzetzis, D.G.Fatouros. Fabrication and finite element analysis of stereolithographic 3D printed microneedles for transdermal delivery of model dyes across human skin in vitro. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2019, 137, 104976 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2019.104976
  • Partheniadis, S.Vergkizi, D.Lazari, C.Reppas, I.Nikolakakis. Formulation, characterization and antimicrobial activity of tablets of essential oil prepared by compression of spray-dried powder. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2019, 50: 226–236 DOI: 10.1016/j.jddst.2019.01.031
  • Partheniadis, T.Papanikolaou, M.F.Noisternig, U.J.Griesser, N.Kantiranis, I.Nikolakakis. Structure reinforcement of porous hydroxyapatite pellets using sodium carbonate as sintering aid: Microstructure, secondary phases and mechanical properties. Advanced Powder Technology, 2019, 30: 1642-1654 DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2019.05.013
  • I.Gioumouxouzis, A.Baklavaridis, C.K.Markopoulou, N.Bouropoulos, O.L.Katsamenis, D.Tzetzis, D.G.Fatouros. A 3D printed bilayer oral solid dosage form combining metformin for prolonged and glimepiride for immediate drug delivery. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018, 120: 40 – 52 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2018.04.020
  • Bounartzi, A.Panagopoulou, N.Kantirani, S.Malamataris, I.Nikolakakis. Effect of plasticizer type on the hot melt extrusion of venlafaxine hydrochloride. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2014, 66 (2), 297-308 DOI: 10.1111/jphp.12117
  • Balaxi, I.Nikolakakis, S.Malamataris. Preparation of porous microcrystalline cellulose pellets by freeze-drying: Effects of wetting liquid and initial freezing conditions. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010, 99: 2104-2113 DOI: 10.1002/jps.21976

Ideal Career path

The M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare Sciences is an interinstitutional, interdisciplinary postgraduate degree program offer the necessary skills to students to pursuit a career in pharmaceutical industry, in digital health companies, IT-companies developing applications in healthcare, in government institutions, in start-ups, in healthcare provider organisations or continuing with a Doctoral Degree.

Location

The M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare Technologies takes place in the facilities of the Department of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki, as well as in the facilities of the Department of Pharmacy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Contact

For more information about the programme, please contact Professor Dimitrios Fatouros (email: dfatouro@pharm.auth.gr, Tel: +30 2310 997653).

Postal address: School of Science & Technology Department of School of Science & Technology University Center of International Programmes of Studies 14th km Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece Tel: +30 2310 807 521, Email: infotech@ihu.edu.gr.