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Postgraduate course

Oral Pathology in post graduate studies in odontology

  • ECTS credits4
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeODO-ORPAT/06
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

ECTS Credits

4 ECTS credits

Level of Study

Post graduate studies in odontology/ PhD

Teaching semester


Place of Instruction

Department of Pathology, Haukeland University Hospital

Objectives and Content


To give the students and understanding of diagnostics in oral pathology, indications for taking a biopsy and interpretation of the histopathological diagnosis given to a lesion.

The topic shall convey understanding of the importance of obtaining a histopathological diagnosis of a lesion in the oral cavity and jaws.


The course covers the most important topics in oral patohology and is based on knowledge from master of dentistry. The course focuses on diagnostics in histopathology and has as practical approach through microscopy of tissue sections from the most important lesions in the oral cavity and jaws. The cours covers special topics like odontogenic tumors and cysts in addition to lesions in the oral mucosa, jaws and salivary glands.

Learning Outcomes


The student:

  • knows the histological picture of the most important lesions in oral mucosa, salivary glands and jaws.


The student:

  • is able to microscope tissue sections from oral mucosa, salivary glands and jaws.

General competence:

The student:

  • has knowledge of indications for taking a biopsy
  • can interpret the histopathological description and diagnosis and know the implications for further follow-up of the patient.

Required Previous Knowledge

Master of dentistry or the equivalent of this

Access to the Course

Open to all students with master of dentistry or the equivalent of this

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures and courses (practical microscopy of tissue sections)

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Mandatory attendance

Forms of Assessment

Written exam with tissue sections from lesions in the oral mucosa, salivary glands and jaws. The sections will be studied through av microscope and will be given av histopathological description and diagnosis.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

Passed/ Not passed

Reading List

  • Regezi, Squibba, Jordan: Oral pathology. Clinical Pathologic Correlations. Elsevier, 7th Edition


  • E.W. Odell: Cawson's Essentials of Oral pathology and Oral medicine. Elsevier, 9th Edition

Programme Committee

The program committee for Dentistry is responsible for the academic content and structure of the program and for the quality of the study program "Post graduate studies in odontology" and all the subjects within the program.

Course Coordinator

Prof. Anne Christine Johannessen


Course Administrator

The Faculty of Medicine through The Department of Clinical Dentistry has the administrative responsibility for the subject and Post graduate studies in odontology.


Contact Information

Senior Executive Officer Christine Endal Kronenberger

e-mail: Christine.Kronenberger@uib.no