Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1507190 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 障害者・有病者歯科学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities
オカダ ヨシユキ,ヨシダ ユリコ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:DEN Large Lecture Rm
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Mainly lecture, some video clips and role-playing are used in the class. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students Fourth and 5th grade students in School of Dentistry and 3rd grade students in School of oral health science
Keywords Special care dentistry, special needs, disability, mental retardation, mental disability, developmental disorder, normalization, inclusion, accessibility, access barrier, QOL 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this class is for students to understand dental and oral health care for people requiring special care dentistry. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction (1) Backgrounds and normalization
Lesson 2: Introduction (2) Special Needs Dentistry
Lesson 3: Behavioral managements for special needs patients
Lesson 4: Intellectual disability
Lesson 5: Developmental disorder--Autistic spectrum disorder etc.
Lesson 6: Chromosomal abnormality, syndromes--Down synd. etc.
Lesson 7: Motor & neural function disorder--cerebral palsy and sensory disturbance
Lesson 8: Clinical practice of special needs dentistry 1 (special lecture)
Lesson 9: Internal dysfunctions (1)-- Cardiovascular diseases
Lesson 10: Internal dysfunctions (2)--Pulmonary diseases
Lesson 11: Internal dysfunctions (3)--Digestive & endocrine diseases
Lesson 12: Internal dysfunctions (4)--Kidney and liver diseases
Lesson 13: Oral health care for special-needs patients
Lesson 14: Welfare in special care dentistry
Lesson 16: Clinical practice of special care dentistry 2 (special lecture)

The examination will be given for 90 min as a Lesson 15.
In the 8th and 16th lectures, students must submit their reports on the special lectures 1 and 2. 
You can use any textbook or clinical guidebook which is suitable for you. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power point file, videos, and scenarios 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Every review is strongly recommended to understand the lectures. 
Requirements According to the regulation of Faculty of Dentistry 
Grading Method Evaluation includes not only results of paper examination but also quality of reports. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This course is designed to provide appropriate dental care derived from the knowledge of other clinical dentistry to the special needs patients and medically compromised patients, taking into consideration the patient's background, i.e., the disabled and diseases. The lectures are directly related to clinical practice, so students are expected to thoroughly prepare for and review the lectures for the following clinical practice. All slides used in class are written in both English and Japanese. English is used not only for the benefit of international students, but also to improve the language skills of Japanese students in the field of dentistry.  
Other In the special lectures, dental specialists (certified doctors of the Japanese Society for Disability and Oral Health) will give a broad lecture on how to deal with disabilities and basic diseases in actual clinical settings. 
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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