Oral biologi




The course disseminates knowledge of basic biology of the oral cavity. Knowledge about each of the oral structures is communicated with the elements: Development and differentiation of the organs, cells and tissues, anatomy, physiology and function, and concludes with basic science and clinical correlations. In each discipline examples from current research are given.

The main objective of the course is to render candidates familiar with basic research and science in oral biology, and help to understand the nature of oral cells and tissues in health and disease. The course will provide insight into subcellular mechanisms in most cell types in oral tissues.

It is the aim that our understanding of basic biology of the oral cavity will be an important support for clinical practice in medicine and dentistry.

The course will also comprise the compulsory part of education in oral biology for specialists in different disciplines of odontology, and is recommended for PhD candidates at the Department of Clinical Dentistry.


After completing the course, the candidate should:

  • have gained new knowledge about cells and tissues in the oral cavity
  • master fundamental elements in the oral biology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and function of the oral cavity, useful for later PhD work
  • have increased understanding of the correlations between basic biology and mechanisms and clinical practice
  • have increased knowledge of current research within the oral biology field
  • be able to contribute to develop new knowledge and be at the forefront within the subject


Spring term every second year
Krav til forkunnskapar
Master degree or equivalent education level is required
Utfyllande kursomtale
Participation in lectures (requirement 80 % attendance).