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DEOH201 Human Disease and Pharmacology

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

The basis of human disease and its management relevant to the practice of dental hygiene and dental therapy. Understanding of disease processes and their implications for oral health therapists.

Paper title Human Disease and Pharmacology
Paper code DEOH201
Subject Dentistry (Oral Health)
EFTS 0.1170
Points 14 points
Teaching period First Semester (14 February 2020 - 19 June 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $974.14
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,849.42

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Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Sam Carrington



Ibsen OAC, Phelan JA. (2013) Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, (6th Edition). St Louis: WB Saunders Company

Malamed S F. (2015) Medical emergencies in the dental office. (7th Edition). St Louis: Mosby Elsevier

Neal M.J (2012) Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. (7th Edition). Malden. Blackwell Publications

Scully C, Cawson RA. (2010) Medical Problems in Dentistry (6th Edition). Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
The objectives of this paper are to build on knowledge gained from first year papers. Medical conditions are studied to form a foundation for evidenced-based practice in the care of patients with medical and oral conditions. Students will develop the necessary knowledge to provide patients comprehensive, safe and effective oral health care by understanding diseases and their implications to the oral environment.

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First Semester (14 February 2020 - 19 June 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
C1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 8-12, 18-22
D1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-12, 18-22
E1 Friday 15:00-16:50 8-12, 18-22