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DEOH102 The Oral Environment: Health and Disease

The development and structure of oral and dental tissues and their interactions with the oral environment. Applied clinical anatomy.

Paper title The Oral Environment: Health and Disease
Paper code DEOH102
Subject Dentistry (Oral Health)
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester (18 February 2019 - 21 June 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,020.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.38

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Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Nicholas Heng

Fehrenbach MJ & Herring SW (2011). Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck (4th Edition), Elsevier.

Patton KT & Thibodeau GA (2013). Anatomy & Physiology (8th Edition), Elsevier
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Learning Outcomes
The objectives of this paper are to:
  • Understand the structure and function of the craniofacial complex and its components
  • Understand the interaction of the tooth with its environment in health and disease, including the microbial ecology of the oral cavity and the role of plaque and saliva in oral health and disease (e.g. dental caries)
  • Understand the principles of applied clinical anatomy

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First Semester (18 February 2019 - 21 June 2019)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-15:50 9
Monday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 18-22
B1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10, 12-16, 18-21
Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9, 11, 22
Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9
Wednesday 13:00-15:50 9
D1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 10-16, 18-19, 21
Thursday 12:00-12:50 9
E1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9
Friday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18-22