Jan 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

DHY 202 - Oral Pathology

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Course Description: This course introduces the student to the concepts and principles of disease processes using a case - based format. The primary focus of the course includes the oral examination and the recognition of deviations from normal. Specific diseases commonly seen in the orofacial region are discussed with a consideration of etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and microscopic features, treatment options and prognosis. Systemic diseases with oral manifestations are also included.

 
Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 104 and BIO 235, both with a C or better.
Note(s): Open to Dental Hygiene degree students only



Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize diseases, conditions and other deviations from normal affecting the oral cavity and head & neck region.
  • Determine the etiology, pathogenesis and prognosis for pathologic conditions affecting the oral cavity and head & neck region.
  • Create a differential dental hygiene diagnosis when observing diseases, conditions and other deviations from normal affecting the oral cavity and head & neck region.
  • Determine appropriate referrals, care planning and health promotion strategies based on abnormal findings.


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