Biological and Clinical Aspects of Oral Health Sciences


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: II a, b, c, g, h, i (5); III i (5).
To ensure that students:
• have knowledge regarding the highlights and challenges regarding the
clinical possibilities of the various profiles of the OHS
• have in-depth knowledge of the biological principles of inflammatory
and infectious processes occurring in the oral cavity.
• understand where and when relevant biological techniques can be used
in order to answer a medical biology research question related to oral
health sciences
• have knowledge of the limitations of the various biological
• are able to connect basic biological processes with various
inflammatory, infectious, wound healing, dysfunctional and regenerative
processes within the oral cavity.

Course Content

The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen the students’ biological
and clinical background. This is necessary to be able to understand and
study the (biological) mechanisms underlying the relevant clinical
problems present in the different OHS disciplines. This course is new
and still under construction.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Lectures; Presentations

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
The student needs to pass all components undermentioned:
• presentations on an interdisciplinary subject

• Grading in terms of Good; Pass; or Fail


Relevant literature related to the lectures will be indicated before the
start of the module on Canvas.

Additional Information

As part of this course, OHS students will also take part in a one-day
session on Oral Anatomy organised at the AMC.

General Information

Course Code T_BCOHSG1
Credits 3 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. ir. J.H. Koolstra
Examiner dr. ir. J.H. Koolstra
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture, Other