Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1508120 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 災害医療・歯科法医学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Disaster Dentistry and Forensic Odontology
コマツザワ ヒトシ,ナガオ マサタカ,オカ ヒロコ,ヨシダ ミツヨシ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon5-6:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lectule (handouts, Powerpoint slides) , Presentation 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students School of Dentistry 4th year, School of Oral Health Science 3rd year
Keywords Ledgal Medicine, Forensic Odontology, Disaster Dentistry 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge of the Principles of Medicine
・Knowledge of Basic and Clinical Dental  Sciences 
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this course, you learn the basic knowledge of forensic odontology and disaster dentistry necessary as a dental professionals.
①You are able to explain medical care system under the disasters and points to be noted .
②You are able to explain needs of oral care in the disasters.
③You are able to explain  the concept and definition of death and biological death of an individual.
④You can explain the social obligations and legal obligations of a dentist, a dental hygienist and  a dental technician.
⑤You can explain signs of abuse and respons
⑥You can explain methods fordental  identification of individuals.
⑦You can explain the dental identification system and  related rules (cause of death investigation).  
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction of Forensic Odontology/ Introduction of Disaster Dentistry
lesson2: Disaster Dentistry
lesson3: Disaster Dentistry
lesson4: Forensic Odontology
         Death and Laws, Postmortem changes
lesson5: Forensic Odontology
         Damage, abnormal environment, suffocation
lesson6: Forensic Odontology
lesson7:  Disaster Dentistry
         Relationship between medical system and dentistry under the disasters
     Oral health care system and team medicine under the disasters
lesson8:Forensic Odontology
         Personal identification

-Comment sheet after every lesson via Bb9
-MCQ after every lesson via Bb9 system
-Reports about the Forensic Odontology topic and the Disaster Dentistry topic

Before the start of the 3rd term, we show the specific schedule and evaluation criteria.
For the 1st lesson (Oct. 5), we use Bb9 and Teams system. 
Manual of Forensic Odontology 5th Edition/ASFO 
PC or AV used in
Powerpoint (PPT), Bb9 (https://bb9.vle.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/),
Texts Movies  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read the textbooks and prepare/reviaw each lesson 
Requirements You have to master the use of Bb9 system before starting this class.

Two thirds attendance is required (You have to submit the comment sheet for every lesson on time.).
ADDITIONAL TEST (only once):
The following scores are required in the insufficient retest > 60 
Grading Method Score MCQ+Report+Presentaion is needed  > 60.
In case of insufficiency; taking an additional test (retest).

MCQ on Bb9 and REPORT
In case of delaied submission/ unsubmittion; 5 poins are removed from each test/ report score.
If Bb9 can not be used due to unexpected circumstances such as system error or emergency maintenance, the submission deadline will be extended for 2 days after Bb9 is restored.
ADDITIONAL TEST (only once):
The following scores are required in the insufficient retest > 60 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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