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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Human Disease and Pharmacology
    Subject Dentistry (Oral Health)
    EFTS 0.1167
    Points 14 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (19 February 2024 - 19 June 2024) (Distance learning)
    Semester 1 (19 February 2024 - 19 June 2024) (On campus)
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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, or to registered oral health practitioners.

    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.


    Semester 1 (19 February 2024 - 19 June 2024)

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

    Semester 1 (19 February 2024 - 19 June 2024)

    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 8-13, 15-23
    D1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 8-13, 15-16, 18-23
    E1 Friday 15:00-16:50 8-12, 15-23
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