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091791S Oral pathology, 5-6 ECTS cr 
Code 091791S  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Oral pathology  Abbreviation Oral pathology 
Scope5-6 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline5402 Dentistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Dentistry 

Salo, Tuula Anneli 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



5th autumn semester

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student:

  • knows the basic anatomy and histology of oral cavity, teeth and jaws.
  • knows the normal variations of oral cavity and jaws.
  • knows the phases of histopathological diagnosis of different oral diseases.
  • is able to interpret histopathological results
  • understands the characteristics of diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer patients
  • understands theoretical knowledge and scientific results, in order to follow, analyze and use new research based information

Clinical and histological findigs in oral mucosal diseases, odontogenic, salivary gland, soft tissue and bone tumors. Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases of oral cavity and jaws. Diacnostics and treatment of oral cancers.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures, groupwork and self-study

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, groupwork and self-study

Target group 

5th year students in Dentistry

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

All preclinical studies are completed, 091791A Oral mucosal diseases.

Recommended optional programme components 


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 



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 Oral pathology  Course  Salo, Tuula Anneli  27.08.21 -31.03.22

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