Oral patology

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
135
Overall hours
SSD
MED/28
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Aims of the course are to provide to the student
- the knowledge about etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnostic tests and management of the most common and severe conditions affecting the oral mucosa, the salivary glands and the bone of the jaws.
- the skills for the diagnosis and the first-line management of the most common and severe conditions affecting the oral mucosa, the salivary glands and the bone of the jaws.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will be able to start first-line management of patients with
- non-plaque-induced gingival diseases.
- orofacial pain
- autoimmune bullous diseases of the oral mucosa
- pigmented lesions of the oral mucosa
- lichen planus and lichenoid lesions
- leukoplakia and potentially malignant disorders
- oral cancer
- complications of head-neck cancer therapy
- medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
- saliva disorders and diseases of the salivary glands
- viral infections of the oral cavity (herpes and HPV)
- oral mycoses
- immunodeficiency-related oral conditions
- bone lesions of the jaws
Course syllabus and organization

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Course syllabus
· diagnosis in oral medicine
· elementary lesions and pathological basis of oral medicine
· the differential diagnosis of oral ulcers
· the relationship with the pathologist
· non-plaque related gingival conditions
· pain
· autoimmune bullous diseases of the oral mucous membranes
· pigmented lesions of the oral mucous membranes
· oral lichen planus and lichenoid lesions
· leukoplakia and potentially malignant disorders
· oral cancer
· oral complications in the cancer patient
· Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw
· diagnostic delay in oral cancer and medico-legal problems
· changes in saliva and pathologies of the salivary glands
· viral infections of the oral cavity (herpes and HPV)
· oral mycoses
· HIV infection and oral cavity
· other diseases of the oral mucous membranes
· bone lesions of the jaws
· microbiome, antibiotics and oral health
· oral health and systemic health
Prerequisites for admission
Basic general pathology, basic medicine, basic pathology.
English language
Teaching methods
Formal lessons
Bibliography
During the course will be provided and made available on Ariel, texts, articles, the slides of the lessons and other teaching material useful for the study.
Assessement methods and criteria
Oral exam
One of the 100 questions provided during the course and available on Ariel will be discussed with the commission. The question will be randomly chosen by a software.
Evaluation criteria: specific knowledge of the subject, language and ability to conduct the discussion.
MED/28 - ORAL DISEASES AND DENTISTRY - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Practicals - Exercises: 75 hours