Course Content and Outcome Guide for DA 142

Course Number:
DA 142
Course Title:
Integrated Basic Science II
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Course Description

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)

  1. Describe the basic structure and function of the nervous system as it relates to the administration of dental anesthetic in the dental office.
  2. Locate and identify the major bones of the head and face.
  3. Describe the relationship of bone structure and composition to dental conditions such as malocclusion.
  4. Describe the muscles of facial expression and mastication and explain the actions of each.
  5. Identify the tempero-mandibular joint and describe its function.
  6. List the major salivary glands and describe the consequences of dysfunction.
  7. Describe the histological and anatomical features of the tongue and explain the process of deglutition.
  8. Trace the blood flow from the heart to the oro-facial structures identifying major blood vessels.
  9. Describe, at an introductory level, the embryonic development of the human fetus with emphasis on the oro-facial structures.
  10. Describe a variety of common developmental disorders affecting the oro-facial structures.