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Unit information: Biomedical Sciences in 2018/19

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Unit name Biomedical Sciences
Unit code ORDS10012
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Mrs. Woolley
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

N/A

Co-requisites

N/A

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

This unit is only taught on the Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Year 1

Elements:

1) General Anatomy & Physiology

2) Regional Anatomy

3) Oral & Dental Anatomy & Physiology

4) Oral/ Dental Embryology & Histology

Aspects encompassed in this unit are of relevance to the clinical practice of Dental Hygiene.

Aims:

To provide an introduction to the fundamentals of biomedical sciences with relevance specifically to the working practice of the dental hygienist.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To apply to the practice of dental hygiene principles that derive from the biomedical, behavioural and materials sciences.
  • To describe relevant and appropriate dental, oral, craniofacial and general anatomy and explain their application to patient management.
  • To describe relevant and appropriate physiology and explain its application to patient management.
  • To recognise abnormalities of the oral cavity and the rest of the patient and raise concerns where appropriate.
  • To identify normal and abnormal facial growth, physical, mental and dental development and explain their significance.

Teaching details

Lecture

Small group teaching

Independent study

Assessment Details

Formative:

General Anatomy & Physiology

Short Answer written paper (45 minutes)

Home assignment – 1000 words on the Lymphatic System

Regional Anatomy & Physiology

Home assignment – 1000 words on the Nervous System & Cranial Nerves

Blood Supply to Head & Neck Short Answer Paper and Essay (1 hour)

Bones of the Skull – Oral & Practical Assessment and written short answer paper (Total 45 minutes)

Oral & Dental Embryology & Histology

Short answer written paper (45 minutes)

Summative:

General Anatomy & Physiology

E-assessment, using multi format e-format questioning (1 hour) Summative (33.33%)

Regional Anatomy & Physiology

E-assessment, using multi format e-format questioning (1 hour) Summative (33.33%)

Oral & Dental Anatomy & Physiology

E-assessment, using multi format e-format questioning (1 hour) Summative (33.33%)

Reading and References

Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness (12th Ed)

ISBN: 9780702053252

Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology. Berkovitz, Holland, Moxham.

ISBN: 9780723434115

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