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James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics: Division of Craniofacial Genetics Undergraduate / Graduate Courses

PEDOR 823 - Clinical Genetics
This course reviews basic genetic principles, familiarizes the student with the genetic approach to study human disease and exposes the student to a variety of genetic and environmentally induced syndromes. It is expected that the students will enhance their diagnostic capabilities and with a better understanding of the causal mechanisms, risks of recurrence and natural history of the disorder, they will be better prepared to provide dental management and treatment of genetically compromised patients.
1 s.h. Fall, required course, Salinas.

PEDOR 892 - Craniofacial Genetics
This course is aimed at developing expertise in recognizing major and minor anomalies of the Craniofacial structures and in relating these findings to specific genetic or environmental disorders.

Special attention is given to the clinical delineation, natural history, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis and risk of recurrence of heritable disorders affecting orofacial structures. Students are offered rotation through Genetic Clinics, Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and Case Conferences. 1 s.h., elective course, Salinas.

Training Research in Craniofacial Genetics
This course is aimed to introduce the student or resident to clinical and basic research studies related to craniofacial anomalies and genetic disorders. The student generally will be assigned to an on-going project or may develop his/her own research with the material available at the Division. During the course, the student will be offered rotation through Genetic Clinics, Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and case conferences when appropriate. The student will be able to conduct library searches, collect data, analyze data and is required to present a final paper or a formal presentation either at MUSC or at a professional meeting. Salinas.