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091791A Diseases of Oral Mucosa, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 091791A  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Diseases of Oral Mucosa  Abbreviation Diseases of Ora 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline5402 Dentistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Dentistry 

Salo, Tuula Anneli 

ECTS Credits 

3 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



4th spring semester

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student:

·        knows the basic anatomy and histology of the oral mucosa.

·        knows the variations of the normal oral mucosa.

·        can clinically diagnose oral mucosal diseases.

·        can treat the most common oral mucosal diseases.


How to examine oral mucosa and take biopsy sample from a patient. How oral diseases are linked to the overall health (for example skin and sexually-transmitted diseases, HIV-infection). How to treat and follow a patient with oral diseases. Histopathological diagnosis and treatment of the following oral diseases: vesiculobullous diseases, ulcerative conditions, white, red-blue and pigmented lesions, verrucal-papillary and connective tissues lesions, potentially malignant oral lesions and oral cancer. Diagnostics and treatment Burning mouth and Sjögren’s syndromes.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures, groupwork and self-study

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, groupwork and self-study

Target group 

4th year students in Dentistry

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

All preclinical studies are completed.

Recommended optional programme components 

091791S Oral pathology

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes and partly from the book:

Regezi JA, Sciubba J, Jordan RCK. Textbook: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: Clinical-Pathologic Correlations. 7th edition. WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Assessment methods and criteria 


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


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale of 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Professor Tuula Salo

Working life cooperation 

Comprehensive treatment of patients in City of Oulu Teaching health centre. Service in Oulu University Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial clinics.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Suun limakalvosairaudet  Course  Salo, Tuula Anneli  17.01.22 -25.01.22

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Suun limakalvosairaudet exam  Exam  Salo, Tuula Anneli  07.02.22
Registration Suun limakalvosairaudet exam  Exam  Salo, Tuula Anneli  18.03.22
Registration Suun limakalvosairaudet exam  Exam  Salo, Tuula Anneli  22.04.22
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