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Foundations of Life Science (HEWB 121)

D1 Fall, 4.5 Credits

This course includes an introduction to basic elements of cell structure and function. This includes the characteristics and role of different types of cells, the cell cycle, mechanisms for cell damage, repair and death, cell signaling, differentiation and gene expression. This course serves as a foundation for the modules in Health and Wellbeing and Disease Processes.

 

Oral Histology (HEWB 130)

D1 Fall, 1.5 Credits

Development of teeth and supporting tissues. Histology and ultrastructure cytology of the oral region with emphasis on the calcified tissues.

 

Heart and Lungs in Health and Disease (HWDP 131)

D1 Fall, 4.5 Credits

This course provides students with the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This integrated approach serves as a foundation for understanding the health and well-being of these systems. This education module also facilitates student recognition of cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction that may be present in their patients and help students understand how such conditions may affect their patients' general and oral health.

 

Body as Host (HEWB 128)

D1 Spring, 4.5 Credits

This educational module focuses on the role of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in immune function that preserves and maintains health and discusses host changes that occur during oral and systemic disease processes.

 

Head and Neck Structure and Function (HEWB 134)

D1 Spring, 4.5 Credits

This course explores the developmental, cellular, physiologic, anatomic and biochemical components of the head and neck region. The focus is both healthy functioning and disease of the head and neck area.

 

Renal and Blood in Health and Disease (HEWB 232)

D2 Fall, 2 Credits

This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the renal and hematologic systems. This integrated approach serves as a foundation for understanding the maintenance of health and well-being as well as disease processes within the body.

 

GI System in Health and Disease (HWDP 241)

D2 Fall, 2 Credits

This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the many components of the gastrointestinal system in health and disease.

 

Endocrine/Reproductive Systems in Health and Disease (HWDP 243)

D2 Fall, 1.5 Credits

This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the many components of the endocrine and reproductive systems in health and disease.

 

Musculoskeletal System in Health and Disease (HWDP 245)

D2 Fall, 1.5 Credits

This educational module focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the many components of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.

 

Neuroscience in Health and Disease (HWDP 246)

D2 Fall, 2 Credits

An integrated approach to the anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system. Analyzes neuronal phenomena at both cellular and systems levels.

 

Pharmacology (REHE 254)

D2 Spring, 4 Credits

This course introduces students to the principles of pharmacology and to the mechanisms of drug action in the context of common disease states.

 

Clinical Pharmacology (DSRE 355)

D3 Summer, 2 Credits

This course is designed to review common pharmacologic agents encountered in the general population. Emphasis is placed on the prescription, action, and interaction of dental pharmacologic agents as well as the implication of medical prescriptions on dental therapy. The course culminates in the evaluation of case studies and problem solving in drug therapy.

 

Anatomy of the Head and Neck (DENT 513)

Graduate Course, 3 Credits

This course deals with the structural, functional, and clinical relationships of the many organs and organ systems which comprise the head, neck, and pharyngeal regions of the human body.

 

Microbiology, Immunology, and Immune Systems (DENT 516)

Graduate Course, 1 Credit

This course reviews bacterial structure and classification, provides insight into oral bacterial pathogenesis. Principles of antibiotic use and mechanisms of resistance are reviewed. Microbial diagnostic methodologies are discussed. Integration of periodontics, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry is stressed as it relates to the inflammatory process in the human host.

 

Clinical Pharmacology (DENT 550)

Graduate Course, 1 Credit

This course is designed to enable residents to obtain an understanding of the pharmacology of the most commonly prescribed medications; pharmacotherapeutic concepts in relationship to disease pathophysiology; rational drug therapy in the treatment of disease; drug-drug interactions and drug-disease interactions; adverse drug events. Residents will be expected to apply information on disease pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy to clinical cases. The ultimate goal is to provide relevant information to assist clinicians in practice.