Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-111 055306 General & Oral Pathology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-508-111 GENERAL & ORAL PATHOLOGY...this course prepares the student dental hygienist to determine when to consult, treat or refer clients with various disease, infection or physiological conditions. Students learn to recognize the signs, causes, and implications of common pathological conditions including inflammatory responses, immune disorders, genetic disorders, developmental disorders of tissues and cysts, oral tissue trauma, and neoplasm of the oral cavity. (Prerequisites: 10-508-102, Oral Anatomy, Embryology & Histology; 10-508-103, Dental Radiography; Corequisites: 10-508-106, Dental Hygiene Process 2; 10-508-108, Periodontology)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Develop a differential diagnosis
  2. Examine the mechanisms of the inflammatory response and its effects on oral tissues
  3. Summarize the immune response and its effects on oral tissues
  4. Differentiate genetic disorders that have oral manifestations
  5. Examine developmental disorders of the face and oral cavity
  6. Differentiate benign and malignant neoplasia of the face and oral cavity
  7. Investigate the pathological changes of respiratory, digestive, hepatic, lymphoid, hematology, nervous, muscle, and bone systems
  8. Investigate the pathological changes of major cardiovascular diseases and endocrine pathologies
  9. Correlate infectious disease to systemic and oral manifestations
  10. Investigate the pathological changes of the skin and reproductive systems