Mar 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

DHY 103 - Head and Neck Anatomy


Course Description:  

This course introduces the concepts of the dento-osseous structures of the head and neck, including the nerves, muscles, blood supply and articulatory system, as they relate to the functioning of the head and neck. The relationship of such functions to dental hygiene process of care and the administration of local anesthesia is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 231 and BIO 232.
Note(s): Open to Dental Hygiene degree students only

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify intraoral and extraoral landmarks of the head and neck.
  • Explain the anatomy, structure and function of the head and neck.
  • Identify the muscles of the head and neck with emphasis on their functions and conditions of dysfunction.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of head and neck anatomy to direct patient care by means of assessment, treatment planning and delivery of services.

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