Predoctoral Course Catalog


Dental Curriculum Threads

Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Course Director: Elizabeth Garcia & Malveeka Sharma
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 2

Course Overview

Students will study the structure and function of the human nervous system and its observable behavior ranging from reflexes to cognitive and social behavior. Learning is integrated in lecture, small groups, laboratory settings, and in directed self-learning formats. This is a required foundational course.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe the structure, function, and physiology of the nervous system.
2. Apply criteria for major psychiatric diagnoses as defined in DSM-V to discussions of clinical dental care.
3. Apply pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical findings, risk factors, and differential diagnoses of neurological diseases and disorders to discussions of clinical dental care.
4. Describe the major pathologies of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-04, C-05, C-10, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-29, C-30, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 02-11-2022