Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences has been reorganized in April 2012, and the section of Basic Sciences of Oral Health Care was established in Medical and Dental Science and Technology master’s program course.
1) Basic medical and dental studies for oral health care
2) Basic study on clinical application of oral health care
3) Gross anatomical study of head and neck region
Purpose of Education
Basic sciences of oral health care is a branch of morphological sciences, developmental biology, pathology and the neurosciences to understand the structure and function of human body and its pathological conditions. Students are taught in more detail about the normal tooth anatomy and occlusal function as well as the anatomy of the head and neck with specific attention to the skull, muscles, nerves, and arteries associated with the mouth and teeth. In addition, students are also taught the oral pathology and dental pharmacology and pharmaceutics.
Subjects and contents.
• Structure and function of human body I and II: anatomy, histology, physiology, embryology, oral anatomy, oral histology, oral physiology.
• Mechanism of disease and promotion of recovery process: pathology, oral pathology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology.
• Dental pharmacology and pharmaceutics.
• Graduation thesis:
• Human anatomy (in School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine).
• Head and neck basic medical sciences (in School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and School of Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry).
• Structure and function of human body (in Course for Oral Health Engineering, School of Oral Health Care Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry).
• Oral health generic care sciences (in Health Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences).