College of Dental Medicine 503 College of Dental Medicine Course Descriptions Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Anatomy—Professors: A. Mariassy, C. Purvis, R. K. Yip | Associate Professors: A. Ahmadi, P. Greenman | Instructor: D. McNally CDM 1000—Anatomy Lecture/Laboratory This course includes a general study of anatomical and functional features of the major systems of the human body with a more detailed study of the anatomy and function of the head and neck regions. Radiographic anatomy is presented in detail throughout the entire course. Laboratory sessions include the study of prosected human cadavers. CDM 1030—Histology In this course, the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues, and organs of the body is presented and correlated with their functions. Basic physiological concepts and relevant areas in pathology are presented. This course includes an introduction to human embryology, with an emphasis on weeks one through eight. CDM 1130—Neuroanatomy Lecture/Laboratory This course will introduce students to structural, functional, and developmental features of the human nervous systemwith an emphasis on clinical concepts. It serves as an introduction to neurology. Laboratory sessions include the study of human brain and spinal cord specimens and brain scans. Biochemistry—Chair: TBD | Professor: K. V. Venkatachalam | Assistant Professor: K. Carnevale CDM 1025—Dental Biochemistry and Nutrition This course includes concepts and principles of biochemistry of normal and pathologic human life processes. In addition, the principles of nutrition, biochemical roles of dietary constituents, digestion, and absorption are discussed. Microbiology—Chair and Professor: K. Davis | Assistant Professors: J. Costin, M. Demory Beckler, S. Prasad, A. Wrench CDM 1110—Dental Microbiology This course presents basic medical aspects of bacteriology, virology, and mycology, and includes taxonomy, morphology, epidemiology, growth cycles, pathogenesis, and treatment. Emphasizes oral microbial ecosystems and biofilms. CDM 1111—Dental Immunology This course presents basic knowledge of the cellular, molecular, and biochemical aspects of the immune system and immune responses, including how the various components integrate and work together to control infectious organisms. It includes how disturbances in the immune system can lead to disease, and how the system can be controlled therapeutically. Pathology—Chair and Assistant Professor: D. Bonfil | Professors: B. Jones, A. B. Trif CDM 1125 and 2125—Pathology I and II Covers the basic pathologic processes of human disease, with a scientific foundation in etiology, pathogenesis, morphologic alterations, and effects of diseases of the organ systems. Emphasizes bone pathology and relevant disease states that affect the orofacial region. Pharmacology—Chair and Professor: M. Parker | Professors: T. Panavelil, C. Powell | Associate Professors: A. Levy, P. Rose, M. Zhao CDM 2010—Pharmacology I This course will first introduce the student to basic concepts in pharmacology, such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, distribution, and elimination. Then it will provide the student with a thorough understanding of the classes of drugs commonly used in clinical practice. Emphasis will be on the mechanism of action, clinical indications, side effects, important drug interactions, and the basic pharmacokinetics of each drug class. Physiology—Chair and Professor: W. Schreier | Professors: H. Mayrovitz, Y. Zagvazdin | Associate Professor: L. Lyons, A. Mashukova | Assistant Professor: C. O’Malley CDM 1120—Physiology This course reviews the physiological functions and regulation of themajor human organ systems. Topics covered include basic cellular physiology, skeletal muscle, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the renal system, the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, and the endocrine system. Topics with direct relevance to dentistry, oral health, and disease are integrated into the content of the course. Specific examples include structural changes of the cell membranes in pemphigus vulgaris, the effect of local anesthetics on ionic currents, and the effects of metabolic imbalances on oral health. The mechanisms of relevant physiological and pathological processes in a variety of clinical conditions are discussed.