Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 254 Head and Neck Anatomy

2 credits
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: DHYG 242 , DHYG 243 , DHYG 246 , DHYG 247 , and DHYG 256  

Corequisites: DHYG 248 , DHYG 252 , DHYG 253 , and DHYG 258  

Quarters Offered: Fall

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

  • Define anatomical terms related to the planes of the human body
  • Describe the blood vessels that supply the head and neck
  • List the action, origin, and insertion of muscles of the head and neck
  • 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 nasal cavity
  • Explain breath odor, including biochemical concepts
  • List the bones of the head and neck
  • Describe intra-oral soft tissue structures

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20