Second Cycle - Institute of Health Sciences - Basic Medicine Science - Oral Biology
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ORB730 Oral Neurophysiology Compulsory 1 2 8
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to present the central mechanisms of the oral physiology to the dentistry students, as preparatory to oral medicine
Learning Outcomes
1 Attain different synthesis by usage of acquired oral neurophysiological knowledge in different combinations across the problems encountered
2 Inference on the oro-neurophysiological events and support the inferences by evidences.
3 Interpretation on the neurophysiological mechanisms of the facts in the mouth, and anticipation. Usage of this knowledge in the clinics.
4 Comprehension of the principles of the neurophysiological facts and events in the mouth
5 Acquire the knowledge of spesific neurophysiological phemomena and terminology
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Regulation of salivary gland function; Central mechanisms of masticatory muscles's contraction; The sense of taste
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Regulation of salivary gland function-1
2 Regulation of salivary gland function-2
3 Regulation of salivary gland function-3
4 Regulation of salivary gland function-4
5 Regulation of salivary gland function-5
6 Central mechanisms of masticatory muscles's contraction-1
7 Central mechanisms of masticatory muscles's contraction-2
8 Midterm exam
9 Central mechanisms of masticatory muscles's contraction-3
10 Central mechanisms of masticatory muscles's contraction-4
11 Central mechanisms of masticatory muscles's contraction-5
12 The sense of taste-2
13 The sense of taste-3
14 The sense of taste-4
15 The sense of taste-5
16 Study week
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Field A, Longman L. Tyldesley's Oral Medicine (5th edition). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003
Boron WF, Boulpaep EL. Medical Physiology. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2003
Guyton AC, Hall C. Textbook of Medical Physiology (11. ed.) Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures supported by slides, discussion, question-answer.
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Language Codes
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 14 3 42
Pre Class Self Study 14 3 42
Post Class Self Study 14 3 42
Home Work 3 14 42
Seminar 2 14 28
Total 47 37 196
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