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DTEC103 Oral Health Sciences for Dental Technology

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

An introduction to the structure and function of tissues in the oral region. Principles of microbiology, immunology and pathology with emphasis on their relevance to the practice of dental technology.

Paper title Oral Health Sciences for Dental Technology
Paper code DTEC103
Subject Dental Technology
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester (17 February 2020 - 19 June 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,040.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,181.00

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Limited to
Teaching staff
Dr N Heng
Cell Biology, General Anatomy and Physiology
Patton, K.T. and Thibodeau, G.A. (2013). Anatomy & Physiology. 8th edition. Mosby/Elsevier.
Thibodeau, G.A. and Patton, K.T. (2007). Anatomy & Physiology. 6th edition. Mosby/Elsevier.

Oral Anatomy
Fehrenbach, M.J. and Herring, S.W. Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck. 4th edition (2011) or 3rd edition (2007). Saunders/Elsevier. (Highly recommended)

Dental Tissues
Bath-Balogh, M. and Fehrenbach, M.J. (2011). Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, 3rd edition. Elsevier/Saunders. (Highly recommended)

Nanci, A. (editor) (2008). Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure and Function, 7th edition. Mosby/Elsevier. (Recommended)

Kardos, T. and Kieser, J. (2006) Clinical Oral Biology. 3rd edition. Hughes Lithographics, Dunedin.

Note: For the microbiology and immunology module, there are many general microbiology/immunology text books available in the University libraries - all will be suitable for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
The objective of this paper is to provide participants of the programme with a background in oral biological sciences as a basis for practising contemporary dental technology in New Zealand.

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First Semester (17 February 2020 - 19 June 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 20, 22
C1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-12, 18-20, 22
Friday 10:00-10:50 10-12
D1 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-12, 18-20, 22