Catalog 2016-2017 
    Sep 24, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 139 Pathology I

2 credits
This course builds on the science foundation established in DHYG 118  and DHYG 127 . The focus along the health/disease continuum shifts towards basic concepts of disease. General concepts of pathology and periodontal pathology are discussed.

Prerequisites: DHYG 111 , DHYG 112 , DHYG 113 , DHYG 114 , DHYG 115 , DHYG 116 , DHYG 118 , DHYG 119 .

Corequisites: DHYG 121 , DHYG 122 , DHYG 123 , DHYG 124 , DHYG 127 , DHYG 137 .

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain and apply knowledge of basic pathological processes that underlie diseases that affect the human body, including the process of inflammation, infection, immunity, and tissue repair and healing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of etiologies and other characteristics of systemic diseases which are commonly encountered by the practicing dental hygienist and which may affect the care and treatment of the dental patient
  • Be aware of pathological processes in the body that may affect the dental hygienists ability to provide dental care and treatment to the patient and/or that may necessitate the possible adjustment in the treatment planning and execution of care due to the patient’s specific medical history
  • Understand the specific characteristic signs and symptoms, the possible etiology or causative factors in the development of diseases, various methods of diagnosing and treating diseases, understanding the prognosis of various disease entities and knowing what factors are important to prevent such a disease entity from possibly occurring in each of the pathological processes discussed during the class
  • Demonstrate an understanding of terminology relating to the disease process and abnormal disease entities