DENT4101 Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
The modules in this unit equip the students with knowledge relating to fundamental medical sciences in preparation for understanding the normal and pathological structures and processes in podiatry. It provides a high challenge, high support educational environment. It encourages deeper understanding and learning and helps students cross the threshold from undergraduate to postgraduate. It also provides a transformative educational environment.
Students are able to (1) describe the biology of animal and microbial cells; (2) understand cellular physiology; (3) explain the essentials of histology; (4) describe the anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system; (5) describe the anatomy and physiology of somatosensation; (6) describe the anatomy of pain pathways and the physiology of pain and nociception; and (7) describe the anatomy and physiology of motor control.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) mid-semester examination; (2) end-of-semester theory examination; and (3) end-of-semester practical examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Christina Bojarski
Unit rules
DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry; DENT4103 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT4104 Introduction to Research and Preventive Dentistry
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6). For school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3). For graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30).
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours (for 13 weeks); labs: 2 hours (for 8 weeks)
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