Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Head and Neck Anatomy for Allied Dental Health Professionals

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION This study unit will cover the basic concepts of anatomy, including some very basic upper limb surface anatomy. It will primarily cover the anatomy of the head and neck and will give some idea of neuroanatomy, in particular relating to the cranial nerves.

Study-unit Aims

1. To give students an understanding of the basic principles of anatomy
2. To give students a good anatomical knowledge, of the head, neck and the contained organs and organ systems.
3. To give students and understanding of the structure and function of the cranial nerves.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Describe the basic structure of the skull.
2. Describe the nose, mouth and tongue
3. Describe the basic features of neck anatomy - triangles, glands
4. Discuss the routes and function of the cranial nerves
5. Discuss the functional adaptations of mouth, and tongue
6. Describe the basic anatomical features of the face
7. Describe the anatomy and histology of the salivary glands
8. Describe the general functions of head organs, the eye and the ear.
9. Describe important points of surface anatomy of the upper limb.
10. Discuss basic principles of anatomical structure like blood supply, nerve supply and muscular activity as well as joints and bones.
11. Outline the basic anatomy of the brain stem.

2. Skills: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Identify features of the skull
2. Identify features of the face on cadaveric specimens.
2. Identify features of the neck on cadaveric specimens.
3. Identify features of the nose mouth and tongue on cadaveric specimens.
4. Identify the major cranial nerves on cadaveric specimens.
5. Identify surface features of the upper limbs relevant to venepuncture.
6. Identify the basic anatomy of the brain stem.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Anatomy for Dental Students Authors: Johnson and Moore. (Available)

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Independent Study & Practicum

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Practical SEM1 Yes 20%
Online Examination (2 Hours) SEM1 Yes 80%

LECTURER/S Analisse Cassar

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