SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B120775
Module Leader Susanne Agar
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

University requirements for entry

Summary of Content

Module introduces baseline knowledge to establish a foundation for other components throughout the programme. It will include the theoretical and practical instruction necessary to provide knowledge of the structure and function of the teeth and associated tissues and organs. It will also introduce students to the physiological and biochemical concepts relevant to the mouth such as salivary and masticatory activity, as well as changes that occur with oral and dental disease and with ageing


General Histology Systems of the body Regional Anatomy Dental histology Morphology -360

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry pertinent to oral health therapy2. Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of the pertinent biomedical sciences, oral physiology, craniofacial, oral and dental anatomy aspects significant in the management of patients.3. Demonstrate awareness and apply knowledge in the normal facial and dental development.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Interactive lectures to establish a sound theoretical framework. Tutorials to clarify, reinforce and integrate knowledge. Practical sessions to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge to the patient.

Indicative Reading

Berkovitz BKB, GR Holland, BJ Moxham. (2008) Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, 3rd edition. Mosby Collins WJN, Walsh TF, Figures K. (1992) A Handbook for Dental Hygienists, 4 th edition. Wright Ireland R. (2006) Clinical Textbook of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Blackwell Munksgard Johnson, Moore. (1996) Anatomy for Dental Students, 3 rd Edition. Oxford University Press McMinn, Hutchings & Logan. (1985) Colour Atlas of Head & Neck Anatomy. Mosby Ross and Wilson. (2006) Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, 10 th edition. Churchill Livingstone

Transferrable Skills

Independent study skills Self motivated learning Observational skills Group learning

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Independent Learning (FT) 94.00
Tutorials (FT) 10.00
Lectures (FT) 76.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 50.00 35% SAT
Course Work 02 n/a 50.00 35% SAT