This is a list of all oral science courses. For more information, see Oral Science.
ORSC:5200 Seminars in Dental Research0-1 s.h.
ORSC:5210 Dental Sciences Research Methodology0-2 s.h.
Practical, experimental procedures in dental research; literature and design; writing of research protocols. Offered summer session.
ORSC:5212 Statistical Methods for Dental Research0-3 s.h.
Descriptive methods, elementary probability, distributions, populations and samples, methods for analyzing percentage data and paired and unpaired measurement data, regression, correlation, and analysis of variance.
ORSC:5215 Research Design in Dentistry0-2 s.h.
Types of studies used in dentistry; design validity; sampling methodologies; major descriptive and experimental designs used in dental research; application of statistical tests to these designs. Offered spring semester.
ORSC:5220 Pathophysiology of Skin and Oral Mucosa0-2 s.h.
Biology of skin, oral mucosa; changes in behavior of the tissues in varied physiological, pathological conditions. Offered spring semesters of even years. Prerequisites: ORSC:5210.
ORSC:5240 Pathophysiology of the Pulp-Dentin Complex0-3 s.h.
Biology of tissue; emphasis on pathological changes. Offered spring semesters of even years. Prerequisites: ORSC:5210.
ORSC:5250 Current Concepts of Cariology0-2 s.h.
Etiology of dental caries; pathogenesis, development of preventive measures. Offered spring semesters of odd years. Prerequisites: ORSC:5210.
ORSC:5260 Bone and Tooth Support Structure and Implants0-2 s.h.
Biology of bone and periodontal structures; biologic basis for therapeutic use of dental implants. Offered fall semesters of odd years.
ORSC:5275 Oral Microbiology and Immunology0-2 s.h.
Principles of microbiology and immunology, aspects of microbial community development in the oral cavity, basic concepts of host/parasite interactions related to development of oral diseases; biological, immunological, and clinical manifestations induced by major oral pathogens. Offered spring semesters of odd years. Requirements: microbiology, biochemistry, and biology. Recommendations: immunology.
ORSC:5280 Advanced Dental Therapeutics0-1 s.h.
Antimicrobial, analgesic, related therapies; emphasis on drug/drug interactions, dental implications of chronic cardiovascular and central nervous system medications. Offered fall semesters.
ORSC:5600 Research in Oral Sciencearr.
Thesis research. Requirements: oral science M.S. or Ph.D. candidacy.
ORSC:5610 Independent Study0-3 s.h.
Opportunity to pursue in-depth study in a particular area of interest; students meet with faculty member to design plan of study.
ORSC:5620 Oral Sciences Colloquiumarr.
Presentations, seminars, and discussion sessions on research presentations; career and individual development plans for graduate and postdoctoral students in the oral sciences program.