Biomedical sciences relevant to dentistry with particular emphasis on the structure and function of the craniofacial complex, oral and dental tissues and their interactions with the environment.
|Paper title||Biomedical Sciences 1|
|Teaching period||Full Year (20 February 2023 - 11 November 2023) (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$8,704.46|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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Course Co-ordinator: Dr Carolina Loch
Oral Biology module Recommended texts
- Nanci, A.Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and function. Elsevier Health Sciences, (2017)
- Fehrenbach, M.J. & Popowics, T. Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology and Anatomy. 4th edition, Elsevier (2015)
- Kardos, T.B. and Kieser, J.A. (2006) Clinical Oral Biology. Dunedin, University of Otago
- Campbell, M.K. and Farrell, S.O. Biochemistry, 8th edition, (editions 6-7 are also suitable), Brooks/Cole (2014)
- Marsh,P.D.et al. Marsh & Martin's Oral Microbiology, 6th Edition, Elsevier (2016)
Pharmacology module Recommended texts
- Neal M.J. Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. Blackwell Science
Anatomy module Recommended texts
- Book-pack containing: Drake, Vogl & Mitchell: Gray's Anatomy for Students, 3rd Edition & Norton: Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry (2007) Elsevier
- Netter F.H. & Hansen J.T. Atlas of Human Anatomy, Icon Learning Systems: Rohen J.W. et al.
- Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: Agur A.M. & Dalley, A.F. Grant's Atlas of Anatomy + Dynamic Human Anatomy CD-Rom, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins or equivalent: Johnson D.R. & Moore W.J.
- Anatomy for Dental Students, Oxford University Press: Hiatt J.L. & Gartner L.P.
- Textbook of Head & Neck Anatomy, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Norton N.S.
- Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, Saunders
Physiology module Recommended texts
- Vander's Human Physiology by Widmaier, Eric, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 16th edition, 2022
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- Learning Outcomes
DENT262A Oral Biology
- Understand orofacial growth and the structure and development of mineralised tissues, oral mucosa and associated structures.
- Have an understanding of oral biochemistry.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the involvement of oral microorganisms in infectious disease, particularly of the hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity.
- Understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs.
- Have an understanding of drug targets, cardiovascular and respiratory pharmacology, Analgesia and Inflammation pharmacology, Endocrine pharmacology, CNS pharmacology, Gastrointestinal pharmacology, Antimicrobial pharmacology and clinical toxicology.
- Have an understanding of, and be able to describe, anatomical features of the head and neck. This will include an understanding of relevant bones, muscles, nerves, vasculature and lymphatics.
- Be able to understand, and to describe and explain body composition, nerve, muscle, somatic and special senses, pain, higher brain functions, endocrinology, cardiovascular system, respiration, kidney, gastrointestinal system, exercise, and temperature regulation.