Mar 19, 2018
DHYG 115 Head and Neck Anatomy
In this course students are introduced to structures of the head and neck and the oral cavity. The course focuses on the healthy, normal end of the health/ disease continuum and provides a foundation for further dental science study.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisites: DHYG 111 DHYG 112 , DHYG 113 , DHYG 114 , DHYG 116 , DHYG 118 , DHYG 119 .
Quarters Offered: Fall
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Define anatomical terms related to the planes of the human body
- List and describe the blood vessels that supply the head and neck
- List and describe the action, origin, and insertion of muscles of the head and neck
- List and describe the nerves of the head and neck
- Describe lymphatic drainage of the head and neck
- Describe the anatomy and function of the oral mucosa, salivary glands, and the nasal cavity
- Explain breath odor, including biochemical concepts
- List and describe the bones of the head and neck
- Describe intra-oral soft tissue structures