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Course Description

Code4 TSINFEP1
NameEpidemiology and Ethiology of Oral Infectious Diseases
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student
• masters the essential concepts of pathology and the classification of diseases
• identifies the factors affecting the pathogenesis of diseases and the effects of diseases on the human body
• explains the defence mechanism of the human body and the tissue healing process
• explains the etiology and epidemiology of caries and the diseases of periodontium
• describes mucosal changes and factors causing them
ContentThe essential concepts of pathology and the classification of diseases. The pathophysiology and etiology of diseases, changes caused by diseases and the healing process. Changes in blood vessels and vascular disturbances. Benign and malignant tumours. The defence mechanism of the human body. The most common microbes and infections caused by them. Dental hard tissues, connective tissues and the histology of mucous membrane and tongue. The etiology and epidemiology of caries and periodontal diseases. Defence mechanisms of oral cavity. The etiology of the tongue and mucosal changes: local and systemic causes. Lichen change. Leukoplagia change. Oral thrush.
RequirementsAn exam based on a textbook of pathology. Active participation in contact lessons, completes assignments, an exam.
Alternative completion: online studies and an exam.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialDARBY, M.L., WALSH, M. 2010. Dental hygiene: Theory and practice, 3 rd ed. (ss 205-233, 267-279, 313-316, 567-570, 640-643). Saunders: Elsevier.
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