Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)
HUMAN ANATOMY, EMBRYOLOGY, HISTOLOGY & MEDICAL GENETICS
The students should gain the knowledge and insight into, the functional anatomy of the
normal human head and neck, functional histology and an appreciation of the genetic
basis of inheritance and disease, and the embryological development of clinically
important structures. So that relevant anatomical & scientific foundations are laid
down for the clinical years of the BDS course
A. Knowledge & Understanding:
At the end of the 1
year BDS course in Anatomical Sciences the undergraduate
student is expected to:
1. Know the normal disposition of the structures in the body while
clinically examining a patient and while conducting clinical procedures.
2. Know the anatomical basis of disease and injury.
3. Know the microscopic structure of the various tissues, a pre-requisite for
understanding of the disease processes.
4. Know the nervous system to locate the site of lesions according to the
sensory and or motor deficits encountered.
5. Have an idea about the basis of abnormal development, critical stages
of development, effects of teratogens, genetic mutations and
6. Know the sectional anatomy of head neck and brain to read the features
in radiographs and pictures taken by modern imaging techniques.
7. Know the anatomy of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.