Predoctoral Course Catalog


Dental Curriculum Threads

Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Students

Course Director: Katherine Rafferty
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of head-and-neck anatomy geared toward dental students. Through short video lectures and virtual lab assignments, students will learn the structures of the head-and neck region and the relationship of this part of the body with the organization of the body systems. Through interactions with faculty and each other, students will learn to use correct anatomical language necessary to communicate with patients and other professionals.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Identify the gross anatomic structures found within different anatomical regions of the head
and neck.
2. Explain the anatomical systems as they apply to the head-and-neck region and relate to the
rest of the body.
3. Apply head-and-neck anatomical structures to a clinical situation.
4. Practice using the appropriate anatomical language necessary to communicate with colleagues
and other health care professionals.
5. Demonstrate the 3-dimensional spatial relationships between the anatomical structures in the
head-and-neck region.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-08, CE-02

Date last updated: 2022-02-17