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 Course Title:   Head and Neck Anatomy

 Title Abbreviation:   HEAD & NECT ANATOMY

 Department:    DEN

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Introduction to structure of head and neck region. Emphasis on anatomical structures of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, and digestive systems as it pertains to the head and neck. Includes an overview of microbiology and disease.

 Prerequisite  

DEN 100.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of oral anatomy.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of microbiology.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of introductory dental pharmacology.
  4. Describe the glide and hinge action of the temporomandibular joint.
  5. Identify the major muscles of mastication, facial expression, and the floor of the mouth, extrinsic muscles of the tongue, and major posterior muscles of the mouth.
  6. Identify the major veins and arteries of the face and mouth.
  7. Identify the major sources of innervation of the teeth and oral cavity.
  8. Identify the major anatomic landmarks of the oral cavity.
  9. Name and locate the salivary glands and their ducts.
  10. Identify types of oral mucosa.
  11. Identify the bones and major anatomic landmarks of the skull and face.
  12. Identify the lymph nodes of the face and neck.
  13. Identify the nerve tissues of the head and face.
  14. Identify the joints of the head and face.
  15. Identify the sinuses.
  16. Identify and describe, using correct terminology, each of the permanent and primary teeth in terms of numbers of cusps and roots, and unusual anatomic landmarks.
  17. Describe tissues in terms of structure, function, and possible disorders: enamel, dentin, pulp, cementum, and periodontal ligament.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Oral anatomy and microbiology.
  2. Dental pharmacology.
  3. Glide and hinge action of the temporomandibular joint.
  4. Major muscles of mastication, facial expression, and the floor of the mouth, extrinsic muscles of the tongue, and major posterior muscles of the mouth.
  5. Major sources of innervation of the teeth and oral cavity.
  6. Major anatomic landmarks of the oral cavity.
  7. Salivary glands and their ducts.
  8. Types of oral mucosa.
  9. Bones and major anatomic landmarks of the skull and face.
  10. Lymph nodes of the face and neck.
  11. Nerve tissues and joints of the head and face.
  12. Sinuses.
  13. Correct terminology for each of the permanent and primary teeth in terms of numbers of cusps and roots, and unusual anatomic landmarks.
  14. Tissues in terms of structure, function, and possible disorders: enamel, dentin, pulp, cementum, and periodontal ligament.