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MSOH Program for Pre-Dental Track Students

501 Cellular and Molecular Biology

Basic principles of cell and molecular biology and general biochemistry.

502 Microbiology and Immunology

Basic information about the evolutionary relationship, structure, physiology and molecular biology of prokaryotic cells and viruses, and basic mechanisms of immunology in relation to oral health.

503 Anatomy, Histology and Physiology

Introduction to human anatomy, histology and physiology, and embryological development of the head and neck including teeth.

504 Cellular and Molecular Basis of Diseases

Introduction to cellular and molecular basis of disease resulting from inflammation, immunity, vascular disturbances, abnormalities of growth, and infection.

505 Hard Tissue Biology and Orofacial Function

Introduction to the oral cavity hard tissue structures and function.

506 Advanced Library, Biostastistics and Nutrition

The course will provide information about the fundamentals of literature search, and appraisal and introduction to basic statistical methods and discuss the significance of nutrition for oral health.

507 DAT Prep Class

Extramural class through KAPLAN.

508 Clinical Rotation

Introduction to dental practice. Students will rotate one day per week in the pre-doctoral clinic observing skills such as patient communication, team building, and record keeping.

509 Capstone Course

Guiding students to design and complete an oral health related project and present it in the form of a thesis.


Guided research or service project that addresses at least three competencies including literature review & synthesis, patient-based surveys & analysis, quantitative/qualitative analysis and others.

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