Oral Health Sciences

  • GMS OH 730: Physiology A/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    This course presents the physiology of cells, tissues, organs and integrated body functions, including the physiological basis for the understanding of clinical conditions. An integrated approach is taken to endocrinology and reproduction. Hormonal aberrations and their end results in human are presented in clinical correlations. 6 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS OH 731: Physiology B/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS OH730 and consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    This course is a continuation of GMS OH 730. Students will be given the same grade for OH 730/731 upon completion of both courses. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS OH 740: Microbiology and Immunology/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    The overall goals of this course are to provide students with: (1) a basic background in microbiology, including the nomenclature, structure, physiology, genetics, mechanisms of pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations associated with the major pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses); (2) an understanding of how the basic principles of microbiology are integral to effective diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious disease, and (3) a basic background in immunology including the functions and disorders of the immune system. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS OH 750: Prevention and Health Promotion in Dentistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    The course introduces the concepts and techniques of dental public health, disease prevention and health promotion in dentistry and overall health. The course emphasizes current issues such as caries prevention, periodontal disease, and oral cancer prevention in the individual and community. 3 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS OH 751: Biochemistry/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of modern biochemistry. The topics to be covered include an introduction to biochemistry and its importance to understanding oral health as well as proteins, enzymes, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, sugar and lipid metabolism, hormones and second messengers and connective tissue biochemistry. In addition to the traditional lecture format, students participate in case-based presentations designed to integrate clinical cases with the material presented in class. 6 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS OH 770: Evidence Based Dentistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    The goal of the Oral Health Sciences (OHS) Evidence Based Dentistry course is to provide students with a working understanding of basic research study design and analysis in order to promote critical reading of the scientific literature. Content will touch upon a wide range of experimental techniques in the clinical sciences as well as ethical issues in the oral health sciences. The focus will be on evidence based dentistry and both reasoning and critical thinking skills will be challenged. 2 cr, Fall sem.