DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry

6 points
Not available in 2018Oral 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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