Objectives and intended learning outcomes are defined aiming that the students up on completion of the module:
• are aware of the theoretical knowledge regarding structures, functions of the oral cavity and oral diseases.
• are familiar with the theoretical background of both diagnostic and therapeutic skills and promote intercourse between General Medicine and oral diseases.
• are able to understand algorithmic approach of clinical problems and development of a differential diagnosis methodology. This is promoted by the fact that both the course and textbook are structured according to “symptom oriented” and “problem based learning” strategies.
• have developed a high clinical suspicion for serious or emergency problems or disorders connected to manifestations of systemic diseases.
• are able to perform clinical skills on evaluating oromaxillofacial area, organs and neighboring structures.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Structure and function of the oral cavity
Aging and oromaxillofacial changes
Oromaxillofacial system and speech
Taste and olfactory disorders
The function of swallowing
Oral phase swallowing disorders
Xerostomia – sialorrhea
Soft tissue disorders
Odontogenic infections and abscesses
Tumor – like lesions of the oral mucosa
Dermatology and disorders of the oral mucosa
Disorders of the mandible and temporomandibular joint
Assignments distribution: determine subjects and provide reference bibliography
Case report presentations
Oral manifestations of systemic diseases
Assignments presentation – Course evaluation