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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Oral Health Sciences Program for Oral Health Science
Lecture Code J1606140 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 災害医療・歯科法医学
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Disaster Dentistry and Forensic Odontology
ヨシコ ユウジ,ナガオ マサタカ,オカ ヒロコ,カワグチ ヒロユキ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur9-10:DEN Large Lecture Rm,DEN Lecture Rm 7
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Seminar, Group discussion 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Oral Health Science
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding on principles of medicine
・Knowledge and understanding of basic behavior as a dental profession.
・Knowledge and understanding of structure and function of human body, teethes, and oral.
・Knowledge and understanding of social systems related to oral health and prophylactics.
・Knoweldge and understanding of specialities related to dental hygienist (dental disease prevention, dental treatment assist, detal health guidance) 
Class Objectives
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In this course, you learn the basic knowledge of forensic odontology and disaster dentistry necessary as a dental professionals.

Class Objectives
① You are able to explain medical care system under the disasters and points to be noted.
② You are able to explain needs of dental care in the disasters.
③ You are able to explain the concept and definition of death and biological death of an individual.
④ You can explain the social obligations and legal obligations of a dentist, a dental hygienist and a dental technician (regarding cause of death investigation etc.).
⑤ You can explain signs of abuse and how to do for that.
⑥ You can explain methods for dental identification of individuals.
⑦ You can explain the dental identification system and related rules (cause of death investigation). 
Class Schedule lesson1 (Dec. 1)
Disaster Dentistry/Forensic Odontology
Introduction/ Disasters in Japan
Disaster Dentistry
Relationship between the medical system and dentistry under the disasters
Dental health care system under the disasters

Forensic Odontology
Death and Laws, Postmortem changes

Forensic Odontology
Damage, abnormal environment, suffocation

Forensic Odontology
Abuse and its symptoms or pathologies on oral and maxillofacial area

Disaster Dentistry
Supporting People following Crisis Events

Disaster Dentistry
Dentistry in team medical care under the disasters

Forensic Odontology
Disaster Victims Identification (DVI) by dental findings

Disaster Dentistry/ Forensic Odontology
Personal identification/ Identification by dental findings
法歯科医学 基礎知識から臨床・災害時の対応まで/永末書店
Manual of Forensic Odontology 5th Edition/ASFO
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Preparation and
Before attending this class, you should understand "the medical safety", "ensuring the quality" and "safety of medical care", "laws for dental professions", "handling of health care information", "types and applications of dental materials" and "radiation protection".
We strongly recommend to have at least one textbook about Forensic Medicine or Forensic Odontology.
Before the first lesson, you should master how to use Moodle system.
Requirements (1) 2/3 attendance (more than 5 lectures) is required to be eligible for grade evaluation.
(2) In the case of face-to-face format, Students who have submitted the comment sheet for the lesson without any blank will be treated as “attendances”.
(3) About the distance-style lesson, Students who have submitted the comment sheet and the mini-test (without any blanks) within the each deadline will be evaluated as "Attendance".
(4) Regarding the description of the comment sheet, just saying "I have no idea." ,"It was an interesting lecture" and similar contents without any detail reflections shall be treated as the "blanks".
(5) Face-to face style lessons: 2 lates = 1 absence
(6) When you make a report, you have to cite the materials in an appropriate manner. Plagiarized or plagiarized reports are not accepted. Malicious cases will be disposed of according to the HU rules.
(7) In the case that Moodle system cannot work on the deadline day due to official reasons, the submission deadline will be extended for two days after Moodle system is recovered. 
Grading Method 2/3 attendance (more than 5 lectures) is required to be eligible for grade evaluation.
(1) the total of the comment sheets, Moodle mini-tests and an assignment report:  60 or more points= PASS
(2) Delayed Submission = -50% of the points for the assignment
Exceeded one week from the deadline, the points will be treated "zero".
(3) If the above (1) and (2) are less than 60 points, a separate test will be imposed on the range of content that has not reached 60%. This test is conducted only once. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The members of the Center for Cause of Death Investigation Research & Education will be in charge for "Forensic Odontology". 
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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