aZLOH041c Oral Histology and Embryology - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Jan Křivánek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Miroslava Sedláčková, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Švandová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Nicole Ludikovská (assistant)
MUDr. Eva Mecová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Petr Vaňhara, Ph.D.
Department of Histology and Embryology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Jan Křivánek, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Histology and Embryology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Wed 22. 2. 10:00–11:40 F01B1/126, Wed 8. 3. 10:00–11:40 F01B1/126, Wed 22. 3. 10:00–11:40 F01B1/126, Wed 5. 4. 10:00–11:40 F01B1/126, Wed 19. 4. 10:00–11:40 F01B1/126, Wed 3. 5. 10:00–11:40 F01B1/126, Wed 17. 5. 10:00–11:40 F01B1/126
Prerequisites (in Czech)
aZLHE0322c Histology and Embryol.II -prac && aZLPR0333p Preclin.Dentistry III - lect.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Oral histology and embryology are among the subjects that provide knowledge on the basic structural, developmental, and functional aspects of structures in the orofacial area with a specific focus on the tooth. The course focuses on the microstructure and development of the tooth, salivary glands, palate, tongue, gingiva, tonsils, temporomandibular joint, and other related tissues. This course aims not only to present the complex study material, but also on a mutual discussion between students and lecturers to enable students to understand the reasons responsible for the organization of specific microstructure and to put it in context with development and evolution.
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to equip students of dentistry with detailed knowledge of the microscopic structure and development of tissues and organs of the orofacial area.
At the end of this course, students should:
1) know and understand in detail the microstructure of various tissues and organs of the orofacial area at the microscopic level,
2) understand and be able to describe the dynamics of the development of structures in this area,
3) be able to describe deviations from the physiological conditions and understand the causes of related pathological changes in the organs of the orofacial area,
4) be able to use the acquired knowledge in related clinical subjects and in the study of scientific literature.
  • Week 2: Lips, palate, cheeks, tongue
  • Week 4: Salivary glands
  • Week 6: Tonsils; Introduction to the tooth
  • Week 8: Dentinopulpal complex
  • Week 10: Tooth development
  • Week 12: Science and research, regenerative dental medicine
  • Week 14: Credit test
    recommended literature
  • NANCI. Ten Cates Oral Histology. Development, Structure and Function. 6th ed. USA: Mosby, 2003. info
Teaching methods
Practicals consist of
1) Extended theoretical background, including discussions focused on the presented topic
2) Microscopy of selected samples from the orofacial area, including embryological samples to the study of tooth development
3) Introduction to dental research
Assessment methods
Credit test focused on understanding the microstructure and development. The criterion for admission to the credit test is 100% participation in the practicals.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Teacher's information
Practicals are held every 14 days in the microscopic hall.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2024.
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