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Dental Curriculum Threads

Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Course Director: Fritzie Arce-McShane & Vivian Yang
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 sensorimotor, cognitive, and social behavior. Learning is integrated in lectures, small groups, laboratory settings, and directed self-learning formats.

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. Classify the criteria for psychiatric diagnoses as defined in DSM-V in 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: 2024-05-06