Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2018Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Oral Health Sciences Program for Oral Health Science
Lecture Code J1605210 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name スポーツ歯科・顎関節症保健学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Health Science on Sports Dentistry and Temporomandibular
ニカワ ヒロキ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Fri7-8:DEN Lecture Rm 3
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Focused on lectures , a lot of copying from the blackboard, reporting assignments 
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 27 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students 3rd year students of Course of Oral Health
Keywords Sports dentistry, temporomandibular joint arthrosis, sleep apnea syndrome, prevention, treatment 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Acquirement of knowledge and skills of sports dentistry and temporomandibular joint arthrosis 
Criterion referenced
Oral Health Science
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knoweldge and understanding of specialities related to dental hygienist (dental disease prevention, dental treatment assist, detal health guidance) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Dental injury caused by sports is the most common type of injury for young people. Moreover, temporomandibular joint arthrosis, which is regarded as the fourth disease in the field of dentistry, is increasing in young patients. In this class, lectures will be given regarding the overview of injuries in the mouth caused by sports, preventive methods, preventive devices, and treatment. In addition, lectures will be given regarding the overview of temporomandibular joint arthrosis, classification, treatment method, therapeutic device, theory of occlusion, fundamentals of jaw movements, and dental materials used for the devices. Students will be made to acquire the knowledge of sports-related injuries and temporomandibular joint arthrosis required in the field of school dental health, and to gain the ability to give advice or supervise their prevention, early detection and early treatment. 
Class Schedule lesson1
Oral appliance: Introduction   ―  definition, types, objectives, and production method
Temporomandibular joint arthrosis    :  Overview (definition, classification, symptoms, causes, and cases): Tsuga
Temporomandibular joint arthrosis    : Investigation, diagnosis, treatment method
Temporomandibular joint arthrosis    :  Conservative treatment method (splint therapy)
Sleep apnea syndrome: Outline (definition, diagnosis, treatment method)
Sports dentistry: Definition, objectives, history, types of injuries, and protectors (mouth guard)
Sports dentistry: Epidemiology, prediction, and prevention of sports-related dental injuries
Sports dentistry: Countermeasures for and treatment of sports-related dental injuries

Reporting assignments 
Lecture style (focused on lectures; a lot of copying from the blackboard; textbook/handouts/resume for lectures available)
Type of audiovisual materials used (PowerPoint, etc.) 
PC or AV used in
Textbook, handouts, audio materials, visuals (video/PC/other image data) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students must review after every class. 
Grading Method Academic assessment will be made globally on the basis of examination (approximately 70%), reports (20%), and attendance status/attitude in attending classes (approximately 10%). 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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