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091781S Oral Health Care Services and Costs, 2 ECTS cr 
Code 091781S  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Oral Health Care Services and Costs  Abbreviation Oral Health Car 
Scope2 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline5402 Dentistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Dentistry 

Marja-Liisa Laitala 

ECTS Credits 

2 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



4th study year

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • know strategies in oral health promotion and prevention of oral diseases
  • promote oral health of individuals and populations
  • recognize oral diseases as public health problems
  • know the key issues  and current topics in health policy
  • know the practices in Finnish public oral health care system and knows when, how and where to refer a patient for treatment

Oral health promotion among individuals and populations, health policy, public oral health care

Mode of delivery 

Face-to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24 h, learning diary and self-study 30 h

Target group 

4th year dental students

Recommended or required reading 

Recent scientific and other relevant articles provided during the course

Assessment methods and criteria 

The assessment of the course is based on the learning outcomes of the course.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course unit utilizes verbal grading scale pass/fail.

Person responsible 

Professor Marja-Liisa Laitala, PhD, MPH, BDS Saujanya Karki

Other information 

Course is part of Basic Skills in Dentistry  strand


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Terveydenhuolto IV  Course  Marja-Liisa Laitala  23.11.21 -28.02.22

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