2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DHYG 284 Biological Structures II: Head and Neck Anatomy (2 credits)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
This is the second in a series of three courses. This course provides a comprehensive study of the structures and functions of the anatomy of the human head and neck region including oral structures, osteology, lymphatic system, salivary glands, muscles, arterial, venous, and nervous systems.

Student Outcomes
These outcomes are specific and relevant to the theory and practice of dental hygiene. The student should be able to integrate essential anatomical facts and concepts of function into clinical observation and assessment of these structures. Other courses building on this foundation include: Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene, Oral Pathology, Periodontology, and Restorative Dentistry.

In all class and lab settings, accurately and consistently:
1. Demonstrate correct and accurate usage of terminology associated with course content
2. Identify and describe the hard and soft tissues and systems of the head, neck, face and oral cavity
3. Demonstrate an accurate and detailed understanding of the hard and soft tissues and systems of the head, neck, face and oral cavity
4. Demonstrate an accurate and detailed understanding of the functions and relationships of the hard and soft tissues and systems of the head, neck, face and oral cavity
5. Describe and discuss the anatomical basis for the spread of infections in the head and neck
6. Demonstrate accurate and detailed knowledge of the regions of the head, neck and oral cavity examined by the dental hygienist during client assessment



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