cod. 1010510

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
6 credits
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

To provide the elements of human anatomy and physiology necessary to the comprehension and application of stomatognathic morphology and function in the context of Dental Hygiene, and to introduce the basic principles of patient assessment.


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Course unit content

Morphology and function of the stomatognathic system in the context of human anatomy and physiology

Full programme

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Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy Edition: 5th Author(s): Margaret Fehrenbach and Tracy Popowics
ISBN: 9780323611077
Format: Softcover
Published date: 2021 Publisher: Elsevier

Essential Physiology for Dental Students
Kamran Ali (Editor), Elizabeth Prabhakar (Editor)
978-1-119-27175-8 November 2018

Patient assessment tutorials:a step-by-step guide for the dental hygienist
Author(s):Gehrig, Jill S. (Jill Shiffer),
Format: Softcover
Published date:2018; Fourth edition.
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Learning

Teaching methods

Lectures will introduce the main aspects and peculiarities of human anatomy, embriology, and physiology pertinent to Dental Hygienists. Group discussion will complete the learning sessions.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the achievement of the objectives set by the course includes a written examination.
Through questions regarding the course content, it will be determined if the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding. Through questions concerning the principles of operation and interpretation of the techniques discussed in the course, will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of applying the acquired knowledge.
To pass the exam, the student must correctly answer at least 60% of the questions. The final grade is out of thirty, in proportion to the number of correct answers. The student can improve the score in the written application through an oral, that may change the rating by no more than 3 points.

Other information

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