- Course Number:
- DA 142
- Course Title:
- Integrated Basic Science II
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Specialized study of the structures of the head and neck with emphasis on the oral cavity.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Use knowledge of basic head/neck anatomy and developmental processes to assist in the assessment of patients health information prior to dental treatment.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Using diagrams, locate and identify anatomical features.
- Complete regular workbook assignments.
- Unit quizzes, midterm and final exams.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Describe the basic structure and function of the nervous system as it relates to the administration of dental anesthetic in the dental office.
- Locate and identify the major bones of the head and face.
- Describe the relationship of bone structure and composition to dental conditions such as malocclusion.
- Describe the muscles of facial expression and mastication and explain the actions of each.
- Identify the tempero-mandibular joint and describe its function.
- List the major salivary glands and describe the consequences of dysfunction.
- Describe the histological and anatomical features of the tongue and explain the process of deglutition.
- Trace the blood flow from the heart to the oro-facial structures identifying major blood vessels.
- Describe, at an introductory level, the embryonic development of the human fetus with emphasis on the oro-facial structures.
- Describe a variety of common developmental disorders affecting the oro-facial structures.