Dentistry (Medicine I) OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Dentistry Class by Tufts University

Published Feb 12, 2009

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Develop an understanding of the role the signs, symptoms, medical history and other details that could affect a patient's medical status in this free OpenCourseWare offered by Tufts University. 'Medicine I' provides an overview of medications used in dentistry and illnesses that could affect oral health. This course has no prerequisites, but is part of the 3-year medical course designed for dental students.

Medicine I: Course Specifics

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Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Medicine I: Course Description

Learn how to properly interview a new patient, retrieve the new patient's medical history and conduct a physical exam. Identify any previous conditions that could be problematic in this OpenCourseWare provided by Tufts University in Medford, MA. Students learn to identify signs and symptoms of disease or illness. The course looks at infectious diseases, viruses and psychiatric disorders that can prevent certain types of oral care. Tufts University faculty members, including Kanchan Ganda, Joanne Brewer, Michael Kahn, Ronald J. Kulich, Kathryn Ragalis and Michael Thompson, lead this course, which helps students learn how to properly examine patients. Students also learn about drugs and antibiotics commonly used for dental purposes.

Lectures, notes and results from labs are available for free online. To learn more about this course, visit the Medicine I course page.

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