District Syllabus
Oral Pathology

Credit Hours: 2
Contact Hours: 2
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: DES1000 Dental Anatomy
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
A study of general and oral pathological diseases with emphasis on 
those related to the oral cavity.  Students will apply pathological 
principles to the clinical practice of dental hygiene. Recognition 
of normal and abnormal conditions of the oral cavity and surrounding 
tissues will be cultivated through case presentations and slide or 
on line image series.

Required Materials:
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion, the student will be able to:

1)   Understand the principles of disease formation and the body’s 
     response to various disease processes.

2)   Recognize normal and abnormal conditions of the oral cavity and 
     surrounding tissues.

3)   Apply a working knowledge of pathology in the practice of 
     dental hygiene

Course Learning Outcomes:
Through self-study, class lectures, and case studies, the student 
will achieve the following objectives:

1.  Describe the cardinal signs of acute inflammation.

2.  Describe vascular changes in the inflammatory response and
    identify the cell type origin and function involved in an 
    inflammatory reaction.

3.  Describe the factors influencing the immune response and basic 
    principles of immunology.

4.  Differentiate between repair and regeneration.

5.  Describe factors influencing tissue repair and indicate 
    significance in oral hygiene therapy.

6.  Recognize normal and abnormal conditions of the oral cavity and 
    surrounding tissues.

7.  Differentiate between benign and malignant neoplasms.

8.  Classify neoplasms according to mesenchymal epithelial and 
    glandular origin.

9.  Define and describe the process and major routes of metastasis 
    of oral cancer.

10. Identify and describe the following developmental disturbances:
    cleft lip
    cleft palate
    cleft lip and palate
    fissured tongue
    median rhomboid glossitis
    hairy tongue
    thyroglossal duct cyst
    lingual thyroid nodule

11. Define xerostomia and identify etiological factors.

12. Describe salivary gland aplasia.

13. Describe the origin and differentiate between nasopalatine cyst, 
    median palatal cyst and globulomaxillary cyst.

14. Transfer factual knowledge and concepts of oral pathology to 
    clinical application in providing optimum oral cancer screening 
    services for every dental patient.

15. Define carcinogenesis and identify types developed.

16. Describe the clinical manifestations of the following:
    pyogenic granulomas
    herpes simplex
    aphthous ulcers

17. Describe etiology and treatment of traumatic bone cysts.

18. Describe etiology and production of mucous retention cysts and 

19. Recognize and describe oral manifestations of aspirin burn.

20. List etiological factors related to development of leukoplakia.

21. Identify etiological factors related to development of oral 

22. Differentiate between basal cell carcinoma and malignant 

23. Describe the clinical features of carcinoma of the lip, tongue, 
    floor of the mouth and state the prognosis for each.

24. Describe a lipoma, hemangioma.

25. Identify common oral sites where fibromas occur.
Methods of Evaluation:
Course Grade:

The course grade is determined by the following:

1.  4 Quizzes  
    25 points possible per quiz   
    100 points possible

2.  15 Discussion Posts  
     3 points possible per post 
    45 points possible

3.  15 Weekly Summary
     3 points possible per post 
    45 points possible

4.  1 Midterm Exam  50 points possible

5.  1 Final Exam    50 points possible

Total # of points accrued by student
Total Points Possible  (290) =	Course Grade

100 - 95	A
94  - 90	B+
89  - 85	B
84  - 80	C+
79  - 75 	C
74  - 70	D

Make-up quiz or exam is at the discretion of the instructor and if 
approved, must be taken within 7 days of the date the exam was 
given. Make-up exams may be in an essay format.  Any exam missed 
will result in a grade of zero points.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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