Curricular Unit:Code:
Oral Anatomy and Histology841AHOR
2MasterDentistry5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Oral Anatomy and Histology is structural in a Dentistry course and constitutes a basic foundation for the development of a convenient practice.
It provides medical knowledge foundations and favours the development of skills related observation, description, interpretation and the adoption of convenient medical terminology.
It is intended to transmit - always in a functional context - a solid knowledge concerning oral histology and head & neck anatomy.
The student should be able to:
• use appropriate anatomical terms;
• describe and locate anatomical structures relating to the chapters: tooth morphology, splanchnology, osteology, arthrology, myology and head & neck neurology;
• understand the formation of the face and oral cavity;
• describe the different stages of tooth development;
• describe and understand the histological organization of enamel, dentin, pulp and periodont, and relate to its functions and characteristics.
Oral Anatomy (Structures description, location and anatomy relationships):
Dental morphology.
Oral cavity anatomy. Smile Anatomy.
Bones and the skeletal system of the head and neck; Joints (articulations) of the head and neck; Muscle tissue and the muscular system of the head and neck; Blood vessels, lymphatic’s and the lymphatic system of the head and neck; Nerves of the head and neck; Medico-legal problems of anatomic oral structures; Patient oriented problems and discussion of patient’s problems.
Development and Oral Histology
Face and oral cavity development. Development of teeth and oral tissues; amelogenesis and dentinogenesis.
Histology of the teeth: enamel, dentin and the dentin-pulp complex; aging.
Histology of the periodont: cement, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Learning Oral Anatomy and Histology contributes to the foundation of the medical and dental reasoning - it is impossible to understand the anomaly or variation without extensive knowledge of normalcy.
The syllabus supports the planned objectives - the acquisition of solid knowledge concerning Oral Anatomy and Histology – allowing the correct anatomical description of the various tissues and oral structures, relating its structure to its histological organization; ageing will also be considered.
Assuming the extensive course content, it will be particularly important to develop/ improve observation capacities and the ability to organize knowledge – fundamental skills for an accurate anatomical/histological description. The teachers offer their support to each student for such development. It is proposed the start of a scientific journey in the world of Biomedical and Dental Sciences – it is encouraged a rigorous, critical and a creative academic path.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The Course has a total of 5 ECTS credits and total contact hours are distributed by Theoretical Component (TC, 30 hours), Practical Component (PC, 30 hours), Tutorial Orientation (OT, 15 hours) and Other (O, 15 hours).
Theoretical Component (TC) consists on expository, descriptive and demonstrative lessons of the topics defined in the syllabus. Practical Component (PC) consists on teaching sessions that allow the observation and interpretation of histological slides, preparation of dental sculptures and teeth identification. Teamwork will also be promoted.
Assessment is continuous and consists: i) 2 individual written tests and a group work in TC and ii) 3 individual assements in PC.
Attendance according to academic rules of University Fernando Pessoa and participation in classroom will be considered as well. Students will be approved if their final classification is 10 or superior in both components. The final classification results from 80% CT and 20% CP.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
In TC classes the syllabus will be taught using the support of multimedia devices. Relevant theoretical concepts will be exposed and discussed the in the classroom and self-study will be guided using the recommended bibliography. It consists of a weekly 90 minutes lecture, starting with a presentation of the summary and completed with a summary of the topic and a doubt debriefing session. The PC is structured according to TC and it consists of a weekly 90 minutes lecture. Given the characteristics of the course, students will be encouraged to develop a continuous study - using anatomy and histology textbook and atlas available at Fernando Pessoa University - in order to stimulate self-learning. The Tutorial Orientation (OT) sessions consist of guidance sessions for students, enabling them to properly use the bibliography, to develop scientific research methods focused on the syllabus topics. Scientific reading favouring the contact with scientific nomenclature will be promoted. The development of judgment skills needed for scientific review, will be considered. Other (O) are free sessions designed to enable the student to clarify scientific methodologies used in presentation of research results.
GOMES DE FERRARIS, CANPOS MUNOZ. (2019). Histologia, Embriologia e Ingenieria Tisular Bucodental, 4ª ed. Panamericana.
SHEID, R. & WEISS, G. (2020). Woelfel's Dental Anatomy , 9th ed. Jones e Bartlett Publishers Inc
SADLER, TW. (2018). Langman’s medical embryology, 14th ed.LWW.
BERKOVITZ, B., HOLLAND, G.R. & MOXHAM, B.J. (2017). Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, 5th ed. Elsevier..
NANCI, A. (2017). Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function, 9th ed. Elsevier.
MADEIRA, M. & RIZZOLOIO, R. (2014). Anatomia do dente. Sarvier.
FÍGUN, M.E. & GARINO, R.R. (2008). Dental Anatomy: functional and applied. Editorial El Ateneo.
FRIEDRICH PAULSEN & JENS WASCHKE (2018) Sobbota; Atlas of Human Anatomy. 24th edition, Elsevier
STRANDING, S. (2020). Gray’s Anatomy, 42 th edition , Elsevier.
DRAKE, R.L., VOGL, W., MITCHELL, A. (2019). Gray´s Anatomy for students, 4nd edition. Elsevier.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Ana Isabel Alves (
Augusta Silveira (
Beatriz Cunha (
Inês Guimarães (
Inês Stocker (
Maria João Begonha (
Teresa Sequeira (