Oral Histology and Pathology 64 teaching hours

  This course provides an extensive knowledge on oral histology and oral pathology for the undergraduate and graduate dental students. It is divided into two parts: oral and maxillofacial histology and oral and maxillofacial pathology. The histology part contains eight chapters: histological structures and normal morphology of tooth, bone, periodontal ligament, oral mucosa, tongue and salivary glands, and dental and craniofacial development process as well. The pathology part includes fourteen chapters: development malformation, infective diseases, immune relative diseases, cysts and tumor-like lesions, benign tumors and malignant tumors. This part addresses the nature, identification, pathogenesis, clinical features, pathological appearances and prognosis of the diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. The current advances of histology and pathology, and molecular pathology relating with the course will also be introduced.