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Dent 785


									                        Jordan University of Science and Technology
                                   Faculty of Dentistry
                            Dent 785 Advanced Oral Pathology
                                 First Semester 2008/2009

Course Title: Advanced Oral Pathology

Course Code: Dent 785

Course Coordinator:
       Name: Dr. Rima Safadi
       Office Phone: 7278662/172
       Office Hours: Dental Teaching Centre
Co-lecturer: Dr. Huda Hammad

Time: Thursdays 9:00 – 11:00 am

Place: JUST, Post Graduate Clinics, Hall 2

Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Sapp, Eversole and Wysocki. Second Edition, Mosby

Course description: This course aims at introducing basic knowledge of Oral and Maxillofacial
Pathology to Master students which will help them to practice their specialty with more confidence.

Course objectives, knowledge and understanding:

   1) To revise and study the developmental disturbances of the oral region and variants of normal
      anatomy of the oral cavity. These include developmental changes involving teeth size, number,
      eruption pattern, shape and structure. In addition to developmental alterations affecting soft
      tissues like lip pits, double lip, frenal tag, ankyloglossia, macroglossia, Fordyce granules,
      leukoedema, white sponge nevus, lingual thyroid nodule, oral tonsil and retrocuspid papilla. Bone
      changes include hemifacial hypertrophy and atrophy, cleft lip and cleft palate, Stafne bone defect,
      focal osteoporotic bone marrow defect, cleidocranial dysplasia. In addition the students will be
      introduced to some syndromes that affect bones of the maxillofacial region like Crouzone
      syndrome and Treacher Collins syndrome.

   2) To revise and study in details the clinical and microscopic appearance of cysts of the oral regions.
      These include odontogenic cysts like radicular cyst, dentigerous cyst, odontogenic keratocyst,
      lateral periodontal cyst etc. Developmental cysts like nasopalatine duct cyst, lymphoepithelial
      cysts, cysts of embryonic skin, cysts of vestigial tracts, cysts of mucosal epithelium. hyperplasia,
      papillary hyperplasia, gingival enlargement.

   3) To revise and study in details the clinical and microscopic feature infections of teeth and bone
      which include: pulpitis, periapical lesions, acute periapical condition and osteomyelitis.

   4) To become aware of the clinical, radiographic and histopathologic features of the most common
      bone lesions which include: benign fibro-osseous lesions, metabolic conditions, benign tumors,
      and malignant tumors.

   5) To be familiar with the various types of odontogenic tumors. These include epithelial odontogenic
      tumors, connective tissue odontogenic tumors, mixed odontogenic tumors, malignant odontogenic

   6) To revise and study the clinical and histopathologic features of the epithelial disorders. These
      include benign epithelial lesions, benign pigmented lesions, leukoplakia, epithelial hyperplasia,
      epithelial atrophy, epithelial dysplasia and erythroplakia. In addition the students should
      emphasize on malignant neoplasms like squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and metastases to
      the jaws.

   7) To revise and study the clinical and histopathologic features of the most common infections
      affecting the oral cavity including viral, bacterial and mycotic infections.

   8) To become familiar with the main immune-mediated disorders of the oral mucosa. In addition, the
      students should give differential diagnosis of these lesions and understand the specialized ways
      that aid to their definitive diagnosis. These lesions include aphthous stomatitis, mucosal and skin
      conditions like lichen planus, lichenoid reactions, mucous membrane pemphigoid, pemphigus
      vulgaris, lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, erythema multiformi. In addition,
      allergic conditions and other possibly immune mediated reactions.

   9) To be able to clinically give a differential diagnosis of connective tissue lesions. These include
      benign and malignant neoplasms and hyperplasia of fibrous tissue, neural tissue, muscle tissue,
      adipose tissue vascular tissue and osseous and cartilaginous tissue.

   10) To be familiar with the clinical and basic disease processes of the most common salivary gland
       diseases. To be also introduced to the basic histopathologic features of the most common salivary
       gland neoplasms. The disorders that should be known include reactive lesions, infections, immune
       mediated diseases benign and malignant salivary gland tumors.

   11) To be familiar with the physical and chemical injuries that affects the teeth, gingiva, tongue and
      mucosal tissue.

   12) To revise and be familiar with the most common diseases that affect blood elements. These
       include diseases of red blood cells, white blood cells and bleeding disorders.

Skills (intellectual, and manual)
By the end of the course. the students will be able to:
       1. Recognize variations from normal.
       2. Differentiate among reactive and neoplastic processes both clinically, histopathologically and
           radiographically when appropriate.
       3. Give a list of differential diagnoses for challenging lesions of different etiological and
pathological conditions from different tissues of origin.

Teaching methods:
    Duration: 16 weeks
     Lectures: 12 lectures, 24 contact hours in total.

Modes of assessment:
Midterm Examination:             25 marks
Multiple choices, filling the blanks and short essay.

Assesment and evaluation:        25 marks
Clinical cases spot diagnosis/ or seminar preperation

Final examination 50 marks
Multiple choices, filling the blanks and short essay. clinical cases spot exam

Attendance policy:
Students are expected to attend more than 90% of the lectures.

Concerns or complaints should be expressed in the first instance to the course instructor. If no resolution
is forthcoming then the issue should be brought to the attention of the Department Chair and if still
unresolved to the Dean. Questions about the material covered in the lecture, notes on the content of the
course, its teaching and assessment methods can be also sent by e-mail.

                            Dent 785 Advanced Oral Pathology
                                 First Semester 2006/2007
                                      Course syllabus

Week     Day       Date                               Topic                  Lecturer

 1     Thursday   18/9    Developmental Disturbances of the Oral Region   Dr. Safadi
 2     Thursday   25/9    Cysts of the Oral Region                        Dr. Safadi
 3     Thursday   2/10    Eid Al Fitr Holiday
 4     Thursday   9/10    Bone Lesions                                    Dr. Safadi
 5     Thursday   16/10   Infections of Teeth and Bone                    Dr. Hammad
 6     Thursday   23/10   Odontogenic Tumors                              Dr. Hammad
 7     Thursday   30/10   Epithelial Disorders                            Dr. Hammad
 8     Thursday   6/11    Midterm Exam
 9     Thursday   13/11   Oral Infections                                 Dr. Safadi
 10    Thursday   20/11   Connective Tissue Lesions                       Dr. Safadi
 11    Thursday   27/11   Immune Mediated Disorders                       Dr. Safadi
 12    Thursday   4/12    Salivary Gland Disorders                        Dr. Hammad
 13    Thursday   11/12   Eid Al- Adha
 14    Thursday   18/12   Physical and Chemical Injuries                  Dr. Hammad
 15    Thursday   25/12   Christmas Holiday
 16    Thursday   1/1     New year Holiday
 17    Thursday   8/1     Diseases of Blood                               Dr. Hammad


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