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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 is an overview of head-and-neck anatomy geared toward dental students. Through lectures and lab sessions, students will learn the structures of the head-and-neck region and the relationship of that part of the body with 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 the head-and-neck region from a three dimensional aspect.
2. Explain the anatomical systems as they apply to the head-and-neck region and the rest of the body.
3. Relate head-and-neck anatomical structures to clinical situations.
4. Practice the appropriate anatomical language necessary to communicate with colleagues and other health care professionals.

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

Date last updated: 2023-09-26