Blood, Autoimmune & Neoplasia
Course Director: David Dean
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1
This overview of hematology, oncology, and autoimmunity addresses the biology of bone marrow, blood, and immune system while introducing the multidisciplinary fields of rheumatology and cancer medicine. Emphasis is on oral manifestations of autoimmune diseases, head-and-neck cancers, and the oral complications of cancer therapy.
The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
1. Describe the development, physiologic features, and clinical significance of all blood cell lineages.
2. Provide preoperative medical assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with benign and malignant hematologic disorders.
3. Describe the physiologic features and clinical significance of the innate and adaptive immune systems.
4. Describe the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and expected natural history of common immune-mediated systemic disorders
5. Provide preoperative medical assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with systemic autoimmune disorders.
6. Outline the physiologic steps in hemostasis and the clinical implications of altered hemostasis.
7. Provide preoperative medical assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with hemostatic and thrombotic disorders.
8. Describe the physiologic features, clinical manifestations, and impacts of cancer and cancer therapy.
9. Provide diagnostic assessment and perioperative dental treatment plans for patients with known or suspected oral premalignant lesions, oral cancer, and oropharyngeal cancer.
UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06
Date last updated: 2023-01-02