Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
200003132017ORAL BIOCHEMISTRYCompulsory362
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Preventive oral health forms the basis of practical oral medicine applications. For this reason, every dentist should know the external (toothpastes, fluor, etc) and internal (systemic diseases) factors that may have some kind of impact on oral health, their biochemical effects on the body, especially on oral biochemistry. Besides, it’s the duty of every dentist to be able to use the necessary tools that will enable them to follow the most recent literature and progresses in these areas. This course aims to provide information on a) basic concepts and recent genetic and molecular techniques involving oral health, b) the biochemical agents in toothpastes, their effects and the rationale in choosing one among the others based on patient’s needs, c) fluor biochemistry and its oral health applications, d) the basis of halitosis, its diagnosis, treatment and monitorization, e) laboratory tests, their usage and interpretation, f) systemic diseases and their relation to oral health.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Ebru Sezer, Prof. Dr. Yasemin Akçay, Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Sevcan Atay
Learning Outcomes
1To understand and be able to describe the relation between genetics and dentistry
2To be able to interpret current diagnostic genetic applications and give examples related to oral health
3To describe the biochemical agents in toothpastes and explain their effects to oral health
4To be able to evaluate the biochemical contents of different toothpastes and choose the appropriate toothpaste according to patient’s needs
5To explain fluor biochemistry and its implications in oral health
6To be able to explain the rationale of the impact of systemic diseases on oral health
7To interpret on the fluor content of water, toothpaste, etc. and be able to make necessary calculations
8To explain the biochemical rationale of halitosis, to approach scientifically to patients with halitosis, and to choose the effective treatment strategies
9To be able to interpret laboratory test results used in dentistry and general health
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Genetic and molecular tecniques involving oral health, fluor and other essential elements of oral health and their biochemistry , the biochemical agents in toothpastes, halitosis- its ethiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, use of laboratory tests in dentistry, systemic diseases and thier impact on oral health
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction -Team Based Learning-TBL
2TBL – Literature Search
3Genetics and Dentistry-TBL
4Genetics and Dentistry-TBL
5Genetics and Dentistry-TBL
6Genetics and Dentistry-TBL
7Fluor - TBL
8Fluor - TBL
9Halitosis - TBL
10Halitosis - TBL
11Basic structures of tissues
12Extracellular matrix Biochemistry
13Connective tissue Biochemistry
14Structure of the cartilage and bone
15Metabolism of calciıum, phosphorus and Vit D
16Mid-term exam
17Enamel Structure and crystal formation
18Compositions and functions of saliva Significance of saliva in periodontal disorders
19Formation and properties of dental plaque
20Biochemistry of Dental plaque
21Laboratory tests in dentistry
22Laboratory tests in dentistry
23Laboratory tests in dentistry
24Laboratory tests in dentistry
25Mid-term exam
26Systemic diseases and oral health
27Systemic diseases and oral health
28Systemic diseases and oral health
29Critical reading
30Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book: Ferhan Sağın Class Notes Supplementary Books: 1. Related literature given by the faculty for readiness to TBL sessions 2. Pelley (Elsevier’s Integrated Biochemistry), 1. Edition, Elsevier Publishers, 2007 3. Marks; Basic Medical Biochemistry, 2. edition, Lippincott Publishing, 2005
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures16232
Practice000
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination2510
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)49
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