DENT 524: ORAL DIAGNOSIS 4
(1 credit hour : 1 clinical)
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery
First / Second Semester
Course Title Oral Diagnosis 4
Course Code Dent 524
Oral Diagnosis 1, 2 & 3 (Dent 423, Dent 424,
Course Website e-learning
Course Coordinator Dr. Huda Hammad
Office Location Dental Teaching Center
Office Phone 7201000
Office Hours To be determined
Dr. Huda Hammad, Dr. Rima Safadi, Dr.
Course instructors Ashraf Shaweesh, Dr. Reem Azzam, Dr.
This course is a continuation of Dent 523 521 in which they should discuss more
advanced cases than the previous course.
Title Oral Diagnosis, the Clinician’s Guide
Author(s) Warren Birnbaum & Stephen Dunne
Year 2000, reprint 2006
Clinical Oral Diagnosis and Emergency
Weighted average for the 2 courses+ final
- 40 marks clinical evaluation.
- Each student is to examine at least 2 patients
Midterm Exam (continuous clinical
of 30), and assist in examination of at least one
(average out of10 marks)
- An evaluation form is provided for each student,
where assessment is conducted on every session.
- Student assessment in the full examination cases
(out of 10 for each case) is based on:
1. professionalism, attire and infection control
2. history taking (1.5/10 marks)
3. extraoral (1/10 marks)
4. intraoral examination (1.5/10 marks)
5. clinical diagnosis (1.5/10 marks)
6. radiographic diagnosis (1.5/10 marks)
7. treatment planning (1/10 marks)
- Student assessment in the cases in which the
assists another student (out of 5 for each case) is
the students answers to
the case, including clinical and
Final Exam Online clinical oriented MCQs (60 marks).
Each student is to examine at least 2 patients,
Assignments and assist in examination of at least one
Students are expected to attend all clinics.
Attendance Formal excuse is required in case of absence is
required up to 20% of course.
Course Objectives: The student will
be able to:
1. Take History and obtain
relevant information from patients.
2. Examine the head and neck
and oral cavity efficiently.
3. examine intraoral soft tissues and
recognize variations from normal and
/or pathologic lesions
4. Chart the dental findings
using the correct symbols.
5. Decide which investigation
methods are needed and
conduct them efficiently.
6. Interpret dental radiographs
for pathological and an
anatomical findings using
appropriate radiological terms.
7. Decide the provisional
diagnoses based on
8. Present cases using the
appropriate medical and
dental terms in a conclusive manner.
9. Decide an appropriate
treatment plan and refer patients
10. Understand and apply
principles of infection control.
Teaching & Learning Methods
One 3-hour clinic/2 weeks. Each student is to examine at least 2 patients,
and assist in examination of at least one patient. After examining the
patient, the student is to present the case to the instructor, who will re-
examine the patient, and discuss the required clinical and radiographic
investigations with the student. After radiographic interpretation before the
instructor, the student is to make a treatment plan, which will also be
discussed by the instructor.
For the assistant role, the student is to answer questions regarding the case,
including clinical and radiographic diagnosis.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
To ask the
Take adequate history
of oral lesions (when
1 noticed, associated
on the medical
used by the
head and to
2, 10 the eyes,
ears, nose, lips,
skin and facial
lesions in the
TMJ for any
lymph nodes in
the head and
2, 10 cervical lymph
nodes) for any
mobile of fixed
oral soft tissue
the oral soft
3 tissues and to
provide a full
4 different types
of tooth wear.
4, 10 for mobility
3, 4, 10 swelling and/or
charting of the
5, 10 further
dry ice [ethyl
5 interpret pulp-
Make a clinical
9 and to arrange
it according to
terms in an
9 of dental
decision of the
can be offered
9 to the patient
Any atlases of oral pathology and medicine, printed or online.
Week Topics Chapter in Textbook & Handouts
Attendance: Students must attend 100% of all scheduled classes and labs. Class
participation is required. Should an absence be necessary, student should contact the
course instructor by telephone immediately. Work missed can ONLY be made up with an
- Late arrivals beyond half an hour to class are unexcused absences
- All course make-ups, test, and so forth, must be completed within 14 days from the date
of the excused absence.
Professionalism Gross violations of the formal codes are governed by University
laws, which delineate the procedures to determine whether a
violation of the code of ethics occurred and, if so, what remedies
should be imposed.
We encourage students to abide with the more sensitive
approach to this by allowing the practice of a high Morality (or
proper behavior), which defines right and wrong by the society,
philosophy, religion, and individual conscience.
Students and their instructors often make ethical choices
reflexively/ But ethically sensitive situations, where time,
emotions and marks are pressured, it becomes all too easy to be
blind-sided by temptation/ The best antidote to ethical lapses is
to commit in advance to a set of ethical principles - your
personal ethical code that follows or grows to it.
Any difficulty or concern during the course should be passed
directly to the course coordinator.
Makeup Exams It is applicable when an acceptable and valid excuse is presented
at the applicable time
Drop Dat N/A
Cheating It is unethical and illegal by any means
JUST regulations will be applicable
Attendance It is mandatory for all lectures
Absenteeism To receive course credit, a student should attend a minimum of
90% of the contact hours of the class.
Students who are absent for the lecture must contact the course
coordinator prior to the class.
If absent from lectures, then the course coordinator will refer to
related guidelines set by the university.
Any student who is absent on a test day, will have to
demonstrate an acceptable medical or social statement
explaining the illness or personal crisis as instructed by their
Individual instructors may accommodate by arrangements for a
make-up test only when a written request is sent to and approved
by the Dean.
Students with Any student who feels that s/he may need accommodation for
Special needs any type of disability is encouraged to contact the course
coordinator who will be happy to help in any way.
Accommodations to the course plan can be tailored to the needs
of specific individuals after consultations with the dean.
Participation All students are highly encouraged to participate in the classes.
Individual The course coordinator is always available to talk with the
conferencing student when problems arise.
and If you have any problems that require the attention of an
consultations instructor, do not wait until the problem is insurmountable.
If a student must talk with the course coordinator after office
hours, an appointment can be made for that time.
Do not allow tension to build-up to unsolvable proportions.
Course changes Information contained in this course outline is correct at the time
Content of the courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure
relevance to changing educational, employment needs.
The course coordinator reserves the right to add or delete
material from courses and will endeavor to provide notice of
changes to students as soon as possible.
The timetable may also be revised accommodating to holidays
and unexpected off days.