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Postgraduate Course: Basic science in relation to oral surgery (OSUR12001)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will present the anatomy and surgical anatomy, physiology, genetics and cell biology of relevance to oral surgery.
Course description This course is designed to ensure that the students have relevant knowledge in the basic sciences to safe oral surgical practice. It will bring together the anatomy and surgical anatomy, physiology, genetics and cell biology of relevance to oral surgery, mainly in a classroom environment but will include article reviews, case reports, M&M meetings and discussions and hands-on dissection/ prosection.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a thorough and working understanding of applied anatomy of the face, neck and jaws.
  2. Describe the physiology of the stomatognathic system.
  3. Understand the mechanism normal and abnormal development of the stomatognathic system.
  4. Understand the relevance of genetics and epigenetics of the stomatognathic system.
  5. Be able to discuss contemporaneous developments in cell biology relevant to the field of oral surgery.
Reading List
Anatomy for Dental Students (Johnson and Moore)

A Colour Atlas and Textbook of Oral Anatomy (Berkovitz)

Ten Cate's Oral Histology Development, Structure, and Function

Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy (Bath-Balogh )

Anatomy and Functions of the Muscles of Facial Expression. Vigliante, Oral Maxillofacial Surg Clin N Am 17 (2005) 1 15

Cranial Nerve Assessment: A Concise Guide to Clinical Examination. Damarodan. Clinical Anatomy 27:25 30 (2014)

Review; The genetic basis of inherited anomalies of the teeth: Part 1: Clinical and molecular aspects of non-syndromic dental disorders. European Journal of Medical Genetics 51 (2008) 273e291

Review; The genetic basis of inherited anomalies of the teeth. Part 2: Syndromes with significant dental involvement. Bailleul-Forestier. European Journal of Medical Genetics 51 (2008) 383e408
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Development of critical awareness of current issues in the oral surgery, can apply a range of standard
and specialised research.
- Develop skills of critically reviewing, consolidating and extending knowledge, skills and thinking in basic
science in relation to oral surgery.
Keywordsanatomy,surgical anatomy,physiology,genetics,cell biology
Course organiserDr Julie Burke
Tel: (0131) 536 3972
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979
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