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SDDM5211: Integrated Life Sciences 3

Organ systems in health and disease will continue including Neurosciences and Endocrine system. Aspects of Oral Pathology, Dental Biochemistry, pharmacology and Oral Microbiology will be covered to support understanding of the clinical disciplines. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5211
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 10
SDDM5111 and SDDM5112 and SDDM5113 and SDDM5114 and SDDM5121 and SDDM5122 and SDDM5123 and SDDM5124
SDDM5212 and SDDM5213 and SDDM5214

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

  • LO1. integrate knowledge in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurobiochemistry and neurogenesis to understand the normal function of the nervous system and common neurological disorders
  • LO2. outline the impact of neurological function and dysfunction on oral structures and implications for the maintenance of oral health
  • LO3. describe the anatomy and histology of the endocrine glands; Explain the concepts of control of hormone release, feedback, hormone action, transport and receptors and half life, hormone resistance
  • LO4. explain the mechanism and the features of major diseases of the endocrine systems, including hormonal insufficiency and excess, and describe the effect that biochemical alterations in the body have on hormonal regulation.
  • LO5. in-depth understanding in the microbiological and pathological aspects of oral mucosal diseases including infection; histopathology of bony dysplasia
  • LO6. understand the material properties and applications of dental materials