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Biomedical sciences relevant to dentistry with particular emphasis on the structure and function of the craniofacial complex, oral and dental tissues and their interactions with the environment.
|Paper title||Biomedical Sciences 1|
|Teaching period||Full Year (22 February 2021 - 13 November 2021) (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,226.59|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$58,189.59|
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Course Co-ordinator: Dr Carolina Loch
Oral Biology module
Nanci, A.Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and function. Elsevier Health Sciences, (2017)
Fehrenbach, M.J. & Popowics, T. Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology and Anatomy. 4th edition, Elsevier (2015)
Kardos, T.B. and Kieser, J.A. (2006) Clinical Oral Biology. Dunedin, University of Otago
Campbell, M.K. and Farrell, S.O. Biochemistry, 8th edition, (editions 6-7 are also suitable), Brooks/Cole (2014)
Marsh,P.D.et al. Marsh & Martin's Oral Microbiology, 6th Edition, Elsevier (2016)
Neal M.J. Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. Blackwell Science
Book-pack containing: Drake, Vogl & Mitchell: Gray's Anatomy for Students, 3rd Edition & Norton: Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry (2007) Elsevier
Netter F.H. & Hansen J.T. Atlas of Human Anatomy, Icon Learning Systems: Rohen J.W. et al.
Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: Agur A.M. & Dalley, A.F. Grant's Atlas of Anatomy + Dynamic Human Anatomy CD-Rom, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins or equivalent: Johnson D.R. & Moore W.J.
Anatomy for Dental Students, Oxford University Press: Hiatt J.L. & Gartner L.P.
Textbook of Head & Neck Anatomy, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Norton N.S.
Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, Saunders
Vander's Human Physiology by Widmaier, E.P., Raff, H. and Strang, K.T., McGraw-Hill, Inc., 13th edition, 2014
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Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information
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- Learning Outcomes
DENT 262A Oral Biology
- Understand orofacial growth and the structure and development of mineralised tissues, oral mucosa and associated structures
- Have an understanding of biochemistry relating to oral biology
- Demonstrate an understanding of the involvement of oral microorganisms in infectious disease, particularly of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity
DENT 262B Pharmacology
- Understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs
- Have an understanding of drug targets, cardiovascular and respiratory pharmacology, Analgesia and Inflammation pharmacology, Endocrine pharmacology CNS pharmacology, Gastrointestinal pharmacology Antimicrobial pharmacology and clinical toxicology
- Have an understanding of, and be able to describe, anatomical features of the head and neck. This will include an understanding of relevant bones, muscles, nerves, vasculature and lymphatics
- Be able tounderstand, and to describe and explain body composition, nerve, muscle, somatic and special senses, pain, higher brain functions, endocrinology, cardiovascular system, respiration, kidney, gastrointestinal system, exercise, and temperature regulation