Clinical physiology of the orofacial system occlusion

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΣΓΣ-ΣΥΓΚΛΕΙΣΗ / Clinical physiology of the orofacial system occlusion
Code100308C
FacultyHealth Sciences
SchoolDentistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Tortopidis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID240000689

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Dentistry (2010-today)

Registered students: 123
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course322

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600121887
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The topics of the course are the following: 1. Fundamentals of craniofacial growth and mechanism of tooth eruption 2. Functional anatomy and histology of the Temporomandibular joint 3. Masticatory muscle anatomy-muscle fiber characteristics 4. Mechanism of mandibular movements-anterior and posterior determinants of mandibular movements 5. Masticatory function-masticatory performance and efficiency 6. Anatomic and physiologic alterations of the edentulous patients’s stomatognathic system 7. Jaw relations and occlusion in edentulous patients 8. Principles of occlusion-occlusal schemes in dentate and partial edentulous patients 9. Pathogenic occlusion and occlusal trauma 10. Diagnostic waxing procedures
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of the course is to present a theoretical and practical approach to the study of anatomy, physiology and function of the stomatognathic system and occlusion. This course introduces students to the anatomy-physiology of the temporomandibular articulation and muscles of mastication and familiarizes them with the mandibular movements and principles of occlusion.
Keywords
Oral Physiology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.5
Seminars130.5
Total522
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Β. Δρούκας. Λειτουργία και Δυσλειτουργία του Στοματογναθικού συστήματος. 3η έκδοση, Επιστημονικές εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα 2008; σελ. 1-90.
Last Update
04-07-2016