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

Course Description

NameGeneral Diseases and Oral Health
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesStudies provide the student with

• knowledge of different diseases associated with oral health
• capability of producing individual treatment plan when the patient is suffering from a general disease
• adequate English language and communication skills when dealing with general disease and oral health issues
• the ability to use evidence-based knowledge in crisis situations
• the ability to resuscitate and use a defibrillator
• the ability to give first aid in emergency situations
ContentGeneral disease affecting oral health such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and arthritis, diabetic syndrome and thyroid disease, gastrointestinal disease, renal failure and hepatic disease, eating disorders, bronchial asthma, viral hepatitis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), epileptic disorder and Parkinson`s disease, cancer, skin- and anaemic illness. Patient case. Basic resuscitation.CPR and defibrillation. First aid in the care chain. First aid in emergency situations. The most common accidents and first aid. First aid for anaphylaxis and other emergency situations in oral health care.
Attendance to class room teaching 75%, activities in Moodle accomplished, Patient Case –work and attendance in seminars accomplished, examination, demonstration of resuscitation skills, an exam
Alternative completion: Skills demonstration and work-based learning
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course material
Darby, M.L., Walsh, M. 2010. Dental hygiene: Theory and practice (pages 753-998). Saunders: Elsevier.
Fratsve-Hawley J. Evidence-Based Dentistry for Dental Hygienist. 2014. Guintessence Publishing Co.
NIH. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Reserch. What Is the Relationship Between Oral Health and General Health and Well-being?
Other Considerations
ContactRuokokoski Tarja


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