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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (21 February 2022 - 22 June 2022) (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,070.13|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Nicholas Heng
Cell Biology, General Anatomy and Physiology
Patton KT & Thibodeau GA (2018). Anatomy & Physiology (10th Edition), Elsevier.
Fehrenbach, M.J. and Herring, S.W. Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck. 5th edition (2017). Saunders/Elsevier. (Highly recommended)
Fehrenbach, M.J. and Popowics, T. (2020). Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, 5th edition. Elsevier/Saunders. (Highly recommended)
Nanci, A. (editor) (2018). Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure and Function, 9th edition. Mosby/Elsevier. (Recommended)
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
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will gain a background in oral biological sciences as a basis for practising contemporary dental technology in New Zealand.