Aims/Description: In this module you will learn about the organisation and function of human head and neck, with special focus upon the oral cavity. You will study the development, structure and function of dental, periodontal and oral tissues at the same time as learning the anatomy of the head and neck. You will also learn about important bacterial pathogens and how the body responds to infection. This knowledge will be integrated by learning about dental and oral diseases and how they can be prevented. Your learning will be reinforced by participating in practical classes in histology; human dissection; physiology and microbiology.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to those students studying DENUXX Bio-dental Science and Technology (BSc)

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Clinical Dentistry):

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