ORALHLTH 1203BHO - Human Biology IOH Part 2

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2014

This stream aims to provide the student with the biological grounding upon which the practice of dentistry rests. It is an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body and in particular the teeth and oro-facial regions. Topics include: basic biochemistry, general anatomy and physiology, general histology, oral histology and embryology, anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, microbiology and immunology.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 1203BHO
    Course Human Biology IOH Part 2
    Coordinating Unit School of Dentistry Office
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 8 hours per week
    Corequisites DENT 1201AHO/BHO, DENT 1202AHO/BHO & DENT 1204AHO/BHO
    Restrictions Available to BOH students only
    Course Description This stream aims to provide the student with the biological grounding upon which the practice of dentistry rests. It is an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body and in particular the teeth and oro-facial regions. Topics include: basic biochemistry, general anatomy and physiology, general histology, oral histology and embryology, anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, microbiology and immunology.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Catherine Snelling

    Course Coordinator: Cathy Snelling
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3056
    Email: catherine.snelling@adelaide.edu.au

    Tutor: Sophie Karanicolas
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3287
    Email: sophie.karanicolas@adelaide.edu.au

    Tutor: Hannah Burman
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3287
    Email: hannah.berman@adelaide.edu.au

    Tutor: Renee Allen
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3287
    Email: rallenau@yahoo.com.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Recognise the relevance and importance of human biology as essential underpinning knowledge for the practice of oral health.
    2 Demonstrate an integrated understanding of basic cell biology, including the nature of the major biological molecules and the relevance of these to oral health therapy.
    3 Discuss the fundamental aspects of genetics and identify how this knowledge is applicable to dental studies and clinical application through problem-based learning.
    4 Explore the basic tissue types within the body and apply their form to function with a particular emphasis on the hard and soft structures of the head and neck.
    5 Develop an understanding of bone with reference to radiographic interpretation and periodontal disease progression through the integration of knowledge.
    6 Apply the organization and interrelationship of the major body systems for the maintenance of homeostasis and health, and recognise the importance of medical history taking as an underpinning skill in oral health practice.
    7 Apply the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck to practice as an oral health professional, specifically targeting extra and intra oral examination.
    8 Discuss the embryonic development of the face and the oral cavity and the significance this has to dental anomalies.
    9 Recognise the importance of immunology and microbiology for the purpose of explaining the disease process in the human body and more specifically the initiation and progress of oral diseases.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-9
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 6-9
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3, 6-9
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2, 6, 7
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-9
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 9
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-9
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-9
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    •    Bath-Balogh M and Fehrenbach MJ, (2010) Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology and Anatomy, 3rd ed, WB Saunders Co: Philadelphia
    •    Marieb EN and Hoehn K (2012) Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th ed, Pearson Higher Education: San Francisco
    •    Fehrenbach MJ and Herring SW (2011) Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 4th ed, WB Saunders and Co: Philadelphia.
    Recommended Resources
    •    Bagg J, MacFarlane TW, Poxton IR and Smith AJ, (2006) Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students, 2nd ed, Oxford University Press: Oxford
    •    Garrett LK (2012) Get Ready for A&P, 4th ed, Pearson Benjamin Cummings: San Francisco
    •    Iannucci JM and Howerton LJ (2011) Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, 4th edition, Elsevier: Philadelphia
    •    Logan BM, Reynolds PA and Hutchings RT (2009) McMinns Colour Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy, 4th edition, Mosby: London
    •    Mc Connell TH and Hull KL (2011) Human Form, Human Function, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia
    •    Wolf J (2006) Atlas of Dental Hygiene Periodontology, Thieme Medical Publishing Company: New York

    Online Learning
    All resources for this course will be uploaded on My Uni under Human Biology I OH Part A in Semester 1 and Part B in Semester 2 in the course material section. MyUni will be used extensively for learning and communication, so you are strongly urged to check your emails and MyUni announcements on a regular /daily basis. 

    Further to this, there will be a first year blog that will facilitate discussion of learning issues outside of class times, serve as a mechanism for peer based learning and provide you with ongoing feedback. Other social learning tools such as wikis will also be used for group-based learning and interactive online learning modules will form a part of your pre-lecture preparation. 
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be delivered in a manner that will address the diverse learning styles of the student cohort and will include:
    •    Resource sessions
    •    Resource lectures
    •    Interactive Online Learning Modules for pre-lecture preparation
    •    Online learning platforms such as blogs and wikis
    •    Tutorials
    •    Peer assisted learning sessions (PALS)
    •    Printed, media and web-based resources
    •    Written assignments
    •    Oral presentations
    •    Group research projects
    •    Learning laboratories
    •    Peer Review
    •    Self-assessment
    •    Self-directed learning

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Contact Time
    Semester 1 & 2: 84 hours per semester; 7 hours per week, consisting of:
    2 resource sessions per week on Wednesday 9.10 -10.30am and Thursday 9.10 -10.30am
    2 tutorial/ learning laboratory sessions on Wednesday 11.00am -12.00pm and Thursday 11.00am -1.00pm.

    Resource Sessions
    Wednesday:    Semester 1: Lecture Theatre 2, ADH    Semester 2: Eng Nth 132
    Thursday:    Semester 1: Hughes 113    Semester 2: Engineering Annex 308

    Tutorials/Learning Laboratories
    Wednesday    Semester 1: Lecture Theatre 2, ADH    Semester 2: Hughes 113     
    Thursday    Semester 1: S210a MSSB     Semester 2: S210a MSSB
    Learning Activities Summary
    The topics that will covered in this course will include:

    •    Molecules of Life
    •    Principles of inheritance and genetic linkage
    •    Cell structure and function
    •    Radiation Biology
    •    General Histology
    •    General Anatomy and Physiology
    •    Anatomy and Physiology of the head and neck
    •    Oral Histology
    •    Embryology
    •    Immunology
    •    Microbiology
    Specific Course Requirements
    Access to a computer with Internet connectivity will be required to undertake the online learning component of this course.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The first year oral health course in Human Biology is part of the University’s Small Group Discovery Experience (SGDE) where experienced academics will work with you in small groups to help you develop key research interests and skills, consequently enabling you to become a lifelong and reflective learner, and an evidenced based practitioner. You will be working with a senior academic and a small group of your peers to research a topic of interest and share your experiences with one and other, as well as with your allocated academic researcher.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed

    Cardiovascular, lymphatic and digestive systems applied to head & neck anatomy and physiology
    Written Paper - test:
    15% 6
    Checkpoints and assignments from Respiratory and Renal systems ILMs Due 5/9/14 Online Assignment: Feedback/grade 5% 6
     Immunology Test of understanding:

    Small Group Discovery Experience (SGDE)
    Research Poster presentations:
    15% 1-9
     Online Trial Test for sem 2:
    Exam Feedback
    Neuro-anatomy and physiology of head & neck Embryology Immunology 
    Written paper: Grade
    30% 7-9
    Assessment Related Requirements
    This is a year-long subject across two semesters, with foundation knowledge taught earlier in the course, then developed and applied in the second semester. Consequently, semester 1 is worth 35% of overall mark, whilst the higher level knowledge in semester 2 contributes 65%.

    All assessment tasks must be completed successfully, ie this should be considered as a score of at least 55%, in order to achieve competence in the overall course.  Redemption opportunities may be provided throughout the year, but are not guaranteed.
    Assessment Detail
    Tests of Understanding
    To assist you in achieving the stream’s objectives and to offer you ongoing feedback opportunities, trial assessments will be scheduled (please refer to the Human Biology I OH timetable for details).  These tests will not count towards your grade but will assist you in the consolidation of the knowledge you will have gained in the stream up until that point.  They will also give you feedback as to your areas of strength and weakness, and will assist in the preparation for the end of semester examinations.

    Learning Laboratories and Tutorials
    These sessions are designed to provide you with a range of exercises that allow you to explore the content material in more of a “hands on” approach through the use of different learning modes.  Some sessions will require preparation and pre-reading, whilst others will allow you to undertake workbook exercises with tutor support and direction.  There is also a range of practical learning activities scheduled throughout the year in the form of clinical sessions and human specimen examination and analysis.Learning laboratories and tutorials are designed to assist you with the development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes for the Human Biology I OH stream.

    Small Group Discovery Experience
    You will have the opportunity to research a broad human biology topic, in order to identify and establish it’s relevance to oral health. Using a wiki platform, your collaborative project, supervised by a senior academic, will contribute to an issue-based scientific poster.
    Assignments must be submitted with the dental school’s official cover sheet. Submission may be made electronically or in the assignment boxes located on the 5th floor of the Adelaide Dental Hospital.

    Any requests for extension must be made in writing to the relevant assessor no later than 7 days before the due date; marks will be deducted for any late submission of work, unless an extension has been granted.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    RP Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    Changes made to Human Biology I OH for 2014 (based on SELTS and teaching staff reflection.)

    •    Changes to number, timing and mode of assessment activities
    •    Increasing the use of on-line technologies, particularly interactive learning modules
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