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Medical training for the dental student. (
Highlights of this Course

This course, year two of a three year medical course, provides the dental student with a more in-depth understanding of the pathology of the bodily systems with special emphasis on the oral cavity in lectures given by specialists.

Course Description

Medicine II is the second in a series of three courses that provides medical instruction for the dental student.

This course teaches the student to evaluate systemic health problems and appropriately apply the knowledge in a future clinical setting.   Topics covered are Hepatitis/Cirrhosis, HIV/AIDS, Pulmonary, Hematology, Coagulation, Otolaryngology, Pregnancy, LFT's, Hepatic Serology, Medical Emergencies, Endocrinology, Immunology, Oncology, Cardiology, Transplants, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Renal, and Hypertension.

The practicum provides the student with supervised practical application of previously studied theory. This allows the student to assess the level of compromise in the history and physical examination of a medically compromised patient.  The student can then modify the dental care appropriately.

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Kanchan Ganda
Joanne Brewer
Geoffrey Wing-Lynn Chan
Jeffrey T. Cooper
Brian Downey
Robert A. Kalish
Raymond Lui
Arthur R. Rabson
Richard D. Siegel
Hedy Smith
Course Length
72 Hours
2nd year