2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 119 - General and Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists


Credits: 2
Description
The fundamentals of microscopic and gross pathology disease, repair, healing and regression. Special emphasis: diseases, developmental disturbances, infection, lesions, and injuries to the oral cavity.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Communicate and relate the causes and mechanism of disease to the activities of a practicing dental hygienist.
  2. Relate the study of pathology to the reaction of cellular activity and its environment.
  3. Describe the reaction of the cellular injury as it relates to healing, repair and regeneration.
  4. Describe the etiology, contributing factors and clinical aspects of pathological findings including the intrinsic factors, extrinsic factors and developmental disturbances.
  5. Describe the nature of disease including manifestations of disease, classification of disease and the predisposing factors of disease.
  6. Describe the etiology, contributing factors and clinical aspects and methods of control of dental caries.
  7. Recognize and describe regressive alterations of teeth.
  8. Recognize and describe disease of the pulpal tissue.
  9. Recognize and describe development disturbances and growth of the oral cavity and its related structures.
  10. Recognize and describe selected benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity and its related structures.
  11. Recognize and describe tumors and cysts of odontogenic origin.
  12. Describe their relationship to the health care team in recognition, diagnosis and treatment of pathologic conditions associated with the oral structures.

Prerequisite: None



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