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DEOH201 Human Disease and Pharmacology

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 0.117
Points 14 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 24 June 2023) (Distance learning)
Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 24 June 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,029.13
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BOH, BOH, PGCertHealSc (Adult Restorative Dental Care)
The distance occurrence of this paper is only available to students enrolled in the PGCertHealSc (Adult Restorative Dental Care) programme.

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Mr Samuel 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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Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 24 June 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 24 June 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 8
C1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 8-14, 16-23
D1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 8-14, 16-23
E1 Friday 15:00-16:50 8-13, 16-23