National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment
Institution University of Dammam
College/Department College of Dentistry / BDS Department
A Course Identification and General Information
1. Course title and code: Oral Pathology I, BDS-322
2. Credit hours : 3
3. Program(s) in which the course is offered.
(If general elective available in many programs indicate this rather than list programs):
Bachelor in Dental Surgery.
4. Name of faculty member responsible for the course:
Dr. Aiman A. Ali
5. Level/year at which this course is offered: 3rd
6. Pre-requisites for this course (if any): Path 311, Oral biology & Histology BDS 341; Micro 331
7. Co-requisites for this course (if any):
8. Location if not on main campus:
College of Dentistry
Updated 21st Jan. 2014
1. Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.
The aim of this course is to facilitate identification of all oral diseases by understanding the disease processes. This course is designed to expose the students to the current concepts of oral and maxillofacial pathology. When the student successfully completes the course, he/she should be able to differentiate between normal and pathological changes of the tissues of oral cavity; moreover, they should know the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and microscopic features of all oral lesions except oral oncology which will be discussed in oral pathology II course.
2. Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented. (eg increased use of IT or web based reference material, changes in content as a result of new research in the field)
- To increase self-learning, all students should search in PubMed for up to date articles related to topic they study in the course and they have to present and discuss it at the end of the course.
- To encourage continuous study, there will be a weekly assessment of the student.
- It is recommended to use the IT lab with digital slides.
- To enhance students’ learning abilities in analysing data, clinical case-based discussions will be performed by students’ groups every 5 weeks.
C.Course Description (Note: General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)
1. Arrangements for availability of teaching staff for individual student consultations and academic advice. (include amount of time teaching staff are expected to be available each week)
All faculties are available for each student during the 2-hours of lab session every week. In addition to 2 sessions (2 hours each) office hours for every faculty/week where students may contact the faculty members for any enquiries.
E Learning Resources
1. Required Text(s)
Neville B W, Damm DD, Allen C, Bouquot J E. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Saunders. 2008
2. Essential References
Rajendran R, Shafer WG, Hine MK, Levy BM. Shafers textbook of oral pathology. 7th edition. India: Elsevier: 20011.
3- Recommended Books and Reference Material (Journals, Reports, etc) (Attach List):
Regezi JA, Sciubba J, Jordan RCK. Oral Pathology: clinical-pathologic correlations. 6th edition. Philadelphia: W B Saunders co. 2012
4-.Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc
Journal of Oral Disease/ / http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1354-523x
Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine/ http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0904-2512 /
2 Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Instructor or by the Department
There is no current policy to evaluate teaching by the college other than students feedback.
3 Processes for Improvement of Teaching
External visitors are encouraged as per evaluators.
Continuous education courses and workshops for staff.
4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement (eg. check marking by an independent member teaching staff of a sample of student work, periodic exchange and remarking of tests or a sample of assignments with staff at another institution)
Inviting external reviewers
5 Describe the planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for improvement.
Annual course report.
Recommendations derived from the course report.
* Red color: main ILOs of the Program. Teaching schedule for Males
Schedule of Oral Pathology I
List of Topics
Introduction to the course
Teeth abnormalities I (Size, shape, number, eruption)