DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2018 Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA) Face to face
- This unit equips students with knowledge relating to fundamental medical sciences in the domains of (1) descriptive anatomy and tooth morphology; (2) osteology of head and neck; (3) anatomy and physiology of mastication; and (4) anatomy and physiology of salivation.
- Students are able to (1) list and identify the anatomical regions of the head and neck; (2) identify the anatomical components of the oral cavity; (3) present the morphology of the maxillary and mandibular permanent dentition; (4) describe the intra-arch relationship of the permanent teeth; (5) describe the basic structural components of teeth; (6) explain the functional significance of occlusal form; (7) identify the clinically related significance of tooth morphology; (8) identify root and crown form of individual permanent teeth; (9) describe the basic anatomy of the skull bones; (10) describe the anatomy of the pterygopalatine fossa; (11) describe the anatomy and relations of the infratemporal fossa; (12) explain the muscles of the head and neck important to mastication; (13) explain the sensory and motor systems associated with mastication; (14) explain the embyological origin of structures of the mouth and jaws; (15) explain the role of the palate in breathing and mastication; (16) describe the basic vascular sysem of the head; (17) explain the anatomical relations of the parotid salivary gland; and (18) explain the neural pathways both functional and anatomical important to normal oral function.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tooth morphology (OSCE); (2) 2 x head and neck quiz; and (3) head and neck written practical. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Winthrop Professor Marc Tennant
- Unit rules
- DENT4101 Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology, 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)
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