Oral Pathology for English-speaking students

Oral Pathology Syllabus

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Syllabus for English speaking students

Type of discipline
Compulsory

Degree
Master degree

Forms of training
Lectures, practical exercises, clinical demonstration, self-study

Course length
One semester

Academic Hours
15 lecture hours, 15 exercise hours

Training methods
Multimedia presentations, discussions, monitoring tests, figures, interpretation of case reports, practical tasks solving

Forms of assessment
Ongoing monitoring, monitoring tests, semester examination

Formation of ongoing monitoring
Average assessment grade per semester

Aspects of assessment
Participation in discussions, monitoring tests

Semester examination
Test, written and oral examination

State examination: No

Tutor

Habilitated Associated Professor of Oral pathology (Assoc. Prof. Georgi Tomov, PhD)

Department
Periodontics and oral mucosa diseases

Annotation
Oral Pathology is a non-surgical specialty that includes investigation, diagnosis and therapeutic management into medically related oral diseases and the oral and maxillofacial manifestations of systemic diseases. The discipline concerned with the oral health care of patients with chronic recurrent and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region, and with their diagnosis and non-surgical management. It is also concerned with the investigation of the pathogenesis of these disorders leading to understanding which may be translated into clinical practice.

Course description
The course consists 30 academic hours:

  • 15 hours of lectures;
  • 15 hours of exercises.

Evaluation of the knowledge: Formed by the average current rating, assessment of the tests, assessment of the practical tasks, and assessment of the theory exam.

Aspects of assessment:

  • Participation in discussions;
  • Tests;
  • Description of microscopic preparations;
  • Result of exam.

Aids in teaching: Multimedia presentation, tests, microscopic observations, clinical demonstrations

Purpose of the curriculum: On completion of semester the student must be capable of history taking, extraoral and intraoral physical examination, interpretation of investigations, diagnosis and treatment planning at non-specialist level.

Tasks of the program: The five aspects in which students are expected to gain experience include:

  1. Diagnosis and management of diseases specific to the orofacial region
  2. Diagnosis and management of patients with orofacial manifestations of systemic disease
  3. Management of medically compromised patients who require oral health care
  4. Development of those practical skills necessary for the practice of the oral pathology
  5. To develop an area of expertise and research skills necessary for the investigation of conditions which present to oral physicians

Expected Results

  1. The student will have the basic necessary skills to understand, diagnose, and treat non-surgically diseases specific to the orofacial region and to diagnose and manage patients with orofacial manifestations of systemic diseases.
  2. The student will be in a position to recognize health problems which require interdisciplinary management and collaboration with other specialists outwith the oral medical field and be capable of initiating appropriate referral.