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SDDM5121: Integrated Life Sciences 2

These systemic diseases content will be delivered in three blocks including haematology, cardiovascular and respiratory sciences. The oral pathology, pharmacology and microbiology components of the oral Biosciences will continue. The content will be composed of pre-recorded and live (zoom or in person) materials in a hybrid problem-based learning model is followed by the acquisition of an understanding of the human organ systems. Dentistry students review information obtained from lectures, in small groups, facilitated by dentistry educators, to gain an integrated understanding of common medical problems and their dental relevance.

Code SDDM5121
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 12
SDDM5122 and SDDM5123 and SDDM5124

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand biomedical sciences and pharmacotherapeutics in relation to oral health and haematological disorders
  • LO2. describe the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of common and important presentations in haematology
  • LO3. use the professional terminology to describe the anatomy and histology of the normal heart and vascular structures and circulatory function in adults (change from foetal circulation). Describe the function of the heart’s pumping function (contractility and cardiac output) and how the conductive system regulates the rhythm of the heart
  • LO4. describe the features of aetiology (e.g. risk factors), pathophysiology, signs and symptoms and sequelae of major cardiac diseases, including ischemic heart disease, hypertension, cardiac failure, cardiomyopathy and valvular diseases. Know the basic steps of emergency management of the cardiac events and guidelines of antibiotic prophylaxis; understand the implications of the ant-hypertensive drugs in dental practice
  • LO5. identify the major anatomical structure and histology of the respiratory system and the airways. Explain the mechanism of breathing and gas exchange including mechanisms in maintaining the acid-base balance of the blood
  • LO6. describe common signs and symptoms of respiratory problems: coughing, wheezing, sneezing, dyspnoea, haemoptysis, cyanosis. Understand pathophysiology of asthma, COPD and major interstitial diseases, principle management and the management of asthma
  • LO7. explain tobacco addiction and the mechanisms of tobacco related carcinogenesis, and the effects of smoking on lung diseases.
  • LO8. have a detailed knowledge in microbiology and histopathology of oral infections (pulp, jaw and periodontal infections), understand the pathophysiology of cystic lesions
  • LO9. detailed concept of pharmacological mechanism, application and side effects of haematological, cardiovascular and respiratory medications; concepts of antibiotic selection and application

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.