Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics


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Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Bertini
Giuseppe Bertini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 1° ANNO dal Oct 19, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The histology course is aimed at providing fundamental knowledge on the organization of the cell and of human tissues, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between morphology and function. Oral cavity and tooth will be dealt with in-depth. Furthermore, the course is aimed at providing basic embryology notions, including tooth histogenesis and the development of the face and oral cavity.


- Cytology and histology methods
- The cell: membrane, cytosol and cytoskeleton, cytoplasmic organelles, nucleus and chromatin
- Lining epithelia and glands
- Connective tissue, cartilage, bone
- Hematopoiesis and blood cells
- Skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle
- Neurons and glia
- Gametogenesis
- Conception and first week of development
- The second, third, and fourth week of development
- Development of the face and oral cavity, including the palate and the tongue
- Development of the tooth

Please note, an extended version of the syllabus (in Italian) is available here:

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mjör & Fejerskov Embriologia e istologia del cavo orale edi-ermes 1986 9788870510539
Bertini G. et al. Embriologia Umana Idelson Gnocchi 2019 9788879476867
Mattioli-Belmonte M. et al Istologia Umana Idelson Gnocchi 2020 9788879477253
Antonio Nanci Ten Cate's Oral Histology 9th Edition (Edizione 9) Elsevier 2018 978-0-323-48524-1

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam in four parts:
- cytology
- general histology (including the discussion of a virtual histological slide)
- general embryology, development of the oral cavity and of the tooth
- histology of the tooth

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