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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Course Description

NameAnatomy and Physiology
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
• describe the bodily structures and functions from cells to organ systems
• apply the knowledge to his or her later studies and to independent data acquisition
• identify and name the anatomical structures of the head and use correct anatomical terms
• explain the physiology of the masticatory system as the basis for oral health care
ContentCell, tissue, blood, blood circulation, immune system, respiration, digestion, hormone functions. The main points of urine production, acid-base balance, senses of sight and hearing and pain, cellular biology, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. The bones of the skull. Special features of the newborn skull structure. Maxillary and mandibular morphology and anatomy. Masseter muscles. Mimetic muscles. N. Trigeminus. N.facialis. Veins and arteries of the head and neck. Salivary glands. Lymph glands of the head and neck. Oral cavity. Anatomy and function of the temporomandibular joint.
RequirementsActive participation in contact lessons and studies in the Moodle learning environment. Exercises: anatomical models and a clinical exercise (attendance required), exams and learning assignments

Alternative completion: online studies, an exam
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialLIEBGOTT., Basis of Dentistry. Third Edition. 2011. Saunders Elsevier
NELSON S, ASH M. Wheeler`s Dental Anatomy, Physiology and Occlusion. 2010. Ninth Edition. Saunders Elsevier. PAULSEN F. Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2011. 15 Rev Ed. Churchill Livingstone. VOLL M, WESNER K. Atlas of Anatomy, Latin Nomenclature. 2017. Third Edition. Thieme Medical Publishers Inc.
Other Considerations
ContactRuokokoski Tarja


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