Clinical Physiology of the Somatognathic System - Occlusion

Course Information
TitleΚΛΙΝΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΣΤΟΜΑΤΟΓΝΑΘΙΚΟΥ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΟΣ -ΣΥΓΚΛΕΙΣΗ (ΑΚΙΝΗΤΗ ΠΡΟΣΘ.) / Clinical Physiology of the Somatognathic System - Occlusion
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Tortopidis
Course ID240000330

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
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
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λειτουργία και δυσλειτουργία του στοματογναθικού συστήματος (2003) Β. Δρούκας
Additional bibliography for study
Σύγκλειση. Από τη θεωρία στην καθημερινή οδοντιατρική πράξη (2011) R.Wassel και συν. Επιστ. επιμέλεια Π. Γαρέφης
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