- Recognize the clinical presentation of common systemic conditions and medical emergencies.
- Appreciate concepts of medical management and suggested dental modifications.
- To understand the physical evaluation and laboratory tests used to evaluate specific disease states of special interest to the dentist.
- Recognize and interpret common clinical laboratory tests and medical therapeutics associated with the common systemic conditions.
- Understand the deviations from normal.
- Identify the need for further investigation.
- Help in the transition of the student from the preclinical to the clinical setting by participating in case study workshops and dealing with common clinical laboratory tests.
- Determine the patient's chief complaint.
- Elicit a chronological account of the patient's problem.
- Obtain and evaluate the significant aspects of the patient's prior medical hsitory and experience.
- Elicit a personal, social and family history from the patient, including marital status, occupation, habits, and behavioral status.
- Determine and record the physiologic and behavioral status of the patient.
- Perform a systemic and complete examination of the head and neck area, chest, and extremities.
- Recognize and describe the deviations from normal and identify the need for further investigation.
- Select and use appropriate aids or consultations, and properly interpret the results obtained.
- Understand and apply the basic priciples of common physiologic diagnostic tests (including blood pressure recording, pulse rate, temperature, respiratory rate, TMJ palpation and auscultations, and transillumination).
- Understand and apply the basic principles of the common clinical laboratory tests including bleeding time, platelet count, PT, PTT, INR, CBC, blood glucose, serum alkaline phosphatase, serum calcium and phosphate, A/g ratio, urine protein, urea, sugar, hemoglobin, and hemocrit.
- Establish a working diagnosis based on a differential diagnosis by use of appropriate examination and testing methods.