An introduction to anatomy, physiology and nutrition of the human body relevant to clinical oral health practice. Principles of microbiology and immunology.
|Paper title||The Body and Its Environment|
|Subject||Dentistry (Oral Health)|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,099.50|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Nick Heng
- Paper Structure
This paper is an introduction to anatomy and physiology of human body systems (e.g. endocrine) that is relevant to clinical oral health practice. It will address principles of human embryology, development of the craniofacial complex and dentition, oral microbiology and immunology, and oral pathology. It is a one-semester course for Oral Health Therapy students that aims to provide a broad, basic understanding of the major preclinical disciplines in oral health sciences.
Fehrenbach MJ & Popowics T. Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology and Anatomy (5th Edition or later), Elsevier.
Patton KT & Thibodeau GA. Anatomy & Physiology (10th Edition or later), Elsevier.
Note: For the microbiology and immunology module, there are many general microbiology/immunology textbooks available in the University libraries - all will be suitable for this paper.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will gain a broad, basic understanding of the major preclinical disciplines in oral health sciences.