University of Southern California

Ostrow School of Dentistry

Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Interdisciplinary — Basic Sciences (INTB)

INTB 504 Human Craniofacial Development and Genetics (3) Principles of human embryology and genetics; craniofacial developmental biology; molecular genetics, cytogenetics, clinical orofacial genetics, genetic counseling; bioethics.

INTB 521 Basic and Medical Microbiology (2) Fundamentals of microbial structure, growth and physiology; major bacterial, viral and fungal diseases, symptoms, course, control and treatment; emphasis on diseases related to dental management.

INTB 601 Advances in Oral Biology (2) Review of basics of scientific methodology; comparison between and indications for scientific studies and case reports; critical review of current dental literature.

INTB 603 Systematic Approach to Scientific Writing (2) Study of dental research publication and review of writing principles; focus on logical arrangement of information, avoidance of common writing flaws, attainment of syntactical fluency.

INTB 604 Clinics in Craniofacial Malformations (2) Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of craniofacial malformations; principles of health care of craniofacial malformation patients. Includes hospital clinical observation.

INTB 650abcdef Dental Research Participation (1-6 each) Assist in research in basic science, biomedical, or clinical dental areas. Experience in research strategy, design and methods using practical scientific problem solving.

INTB 651abcd Experience in Dental Teaching (1-6 each) Practical teaching experience in dental laboratory and clinic settings under faculty supervision. Includes instruction in effective methods.

INTB 652 Externship (1-6) Dental experience at an off-site location — not limited to clinical experience. Student participation must be approved by Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

INTB 690abcdef Directed Dental Research (1-12 each) Dental clinical and/or basic science research under faculty guidance; proposal developed, research conducted, conclusion drawn, paper written. Units determined by extent of research. Graded CR/NC.