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Julia Y Chang
ORALB 540
Seattle Campus

P-Clinical Care of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Presents the clinical treatment modalities used to care for patients with various diseases that present in the oral and maxillofacial area. Offered: jointly with O S 540; A.

Class description

Clinical-pathologic conference/seminar stressing clinical findings of various oral lesions through exploration of etiology, pathogenesis, histopathology, and treatment modalities for oral pathology cases drawn from files of the Division of Oral Pathology.

Student learning goals

1.Know and understand basic concepts of disease at the tissue and cellular level.

2.Develop an understanding of the clinical manifestations that result from cellular alterations.

3.Demonstrate correct usage of the terminology used in pathology.

4.Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the diseases of the oral regions, including etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment.

5.Know the oral manifestations of systemic disease and recognize clinical pathologic changes in tissues.

6.Interpret clinical signs and symptoms and develop appropriate differential diagnoses.

General method of instruction

Cases will be illustrated in class and students will be called upon to discuss each individual case. A differential diagnosis will be developed and what additional tests are needed to determine a definitive diagnosis.

Recommended preparation

Students should have taken Oral Pathology and Histology before registering for this course.

Class assignments and grading

Cases will be illustrated in class and students will be called upon to discuss each individual case. Other students are encouraged to participate in the case discussion. Students should be prepared to describe the disease, give three differential diagnoses for each case, patient evaluation and treatments.

Grades: The course is divided into one midterm report and one final report. Both reports constitute 50% of the overall grade. Students who receive 90% and above are granted 4.0 in the class.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Julia Y Chang
Date: 09/25/2012