|1. Description - |
|Introduction to general pathology and specific pathologic processes, repair, healing, and regressive changes. Social significance of pathology. Intended for students in the dental hygiene program.|
|Prerequisite: D H 52B.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
Dental Hygiene Process of Care
Community Oral Health Strategies
- explain the cellular basis of life and disease.
- identify various body defense mechanisms.
- identify various body assault mechanisms.
- explain various disease proliferations.
- identify various pathological regressions and degenerations.
- identify diseases of metabolism.
- identify various blood dyscrasias.
- identify various cardiovascular diseases including rheumatic fever and hypertension.
- identify diseases of bones, joints, and muscles.
Ethical & Legal Principles
- given epidemiologic factors, discuss population, racial and cultural diversity factors in pathology.
Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program Competencies
- value the role of the dental hygienist in general pathology.
- exhibit professionalism and enthusiasm in performing all assignments.
Our graduates will be competent:
- In assessing the oral health needs of diverse populations in order to plan, implement & evaluate dental hygiene care for persons of all ages/stages of life.
- In health education strategies for the prevention of disease & the promotion of health for individual clients and community
- In infection & hazard control procedures to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
- In the ethical & legal principles underlying the practice of dental hygiene.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Lecture room, projection equipment. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Cellular basis of life and disease.
- Cellular reactions of inflammation.
- Humoral mediators.
- Immune reactions.
- Viral infections.
- Bacterial infections.
- Fungal infections.
- Parasite infections.
- Hypersensitivity and collagen diseases.
- Physical/chemical injuries.
- Disease Proliferations.
- Definitions and etiology of cell proliferations.
- Taxonomy of neoplasms.
- Spread of neoplasm.
- Organ-system malignancies.
- Regressions and degenerations.
- Basic cellular degenerations.
- Diseases of metabolism.
- Nutritional disorders.
- Inborn errors of metabolism.
- Diabetes mellitus.
- Blood dyscrasias.
- Erythrocyte disorders.
- Leukocyte disorders.
- Cardiovascular Disease.
- Congestive Heart Failure.
- Rheumatic Heart Disease.
- Diseases of Bones, Joints, and Muscles.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Myasthenia gravis.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Written assignments
- Bi-weekly quizzes
- Term report
- Final examination.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|DeLong,Leslie. General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist. Lippincott,Williams,& Wilkins, 2011. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Dental Technology |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Not applicable. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Weekly readings from the textbook
- Writing assignments from the textbook
- Research written report on a disease of approximately seven/eight pages
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. |