Learning outcomes of the course unit
To educate the student on the pathophysiology and clinical course of the main diseases in dental medicine. The Course will encompass (a) lectures, (b) tutorials and (c) seminars. Students will, by default, attend all lectures and tutorials, but are free to choose the seminar(s), they are most interested in. Upon completion of the Course, each student will be able to discuss basic clinical cases, involving the cervico-facial segment, by creating individual flow charts on diagnostics and therapeutics.
Course contents summary
Anatomy of teeth, oral tissues and maxillary bones, anatomy and physiology of mandibular movement, physiopathology of the temporo-mandibular joint, prevention and therapy of dental caries and acute/chronic parodontitis with involvement of the maxillary tissues, pathology of the oral mucosa, pathology of maxillary bones, pre-cancer dysplasia and lesions, oro-facial pain, basics of dental prosthesis and orthodontics, preventive oral care, dental traumathology.
G. Ficarra, Manuale di Patologia e Medicina Orale, Ed. Mc Graw-Hill
R. Modica, Trattato di Odontoiatria Clinica, Ed. Minerva Medica
Assessment methods and criteria