Oral Sciences - OSCI


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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399 Research Experience in Oral Sciences
1 TO 4 hours. Research experience under the guidance of a faculty member who will act as a research supervisor. Satisfactory/Unstatisfatory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department. Field work required. Animals may be used in instruction, dependent upon the nature of each student's individualized research project. Online training in animal care, human subjects and lab safety will be provided for each student prior to the lab work. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor supervising the research experience. Recommended Background: BIOS 100 or other relevant science course(s) as determined by the student's project.

441 Statistics for Oral Sciences
3 hours. Prepares students enrolled in the Master of Science in Oral Sciences for the thesis research project. Students learn how to collect, organize and analyze data and apply this knowledge and skill to future research projects. Extensive computer use required. The course is taught in an online format.

451 Research Methodology
1 hours. Designed to help the student understand, utilize and appreciate the process of scientific inquiry. Primarily intended for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Oral Sciences degree program. Prerequisite(s): Matriculation into the Master of Science in Oral Sciences program, or courses in basic biological sciences or the equivalent background and consent of the instructor.

452 Biological Basis of Oral Diseases
2 hours. Focuses on the biological basis of oral disease and modern concepts in the biomedical sciences. Prerequisite(s): BCMG 411 and HSTL 451 or the equivalent courses, or consent of the instructor.

531 Peer Reviewed Publishing
3 hours. Preparation and submission of a manuscript suitable for a peer-reviewed publication. 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): Open only to students in the UIC College of Dentistry Postgraduate Specialty Programs.

534 Dental and Medical Anthropology Within Human Evolution
1 TO 3 hours. Studies the biological and physical anthropology of hominid teeth and the craniofacial complex with relevant medical anthropology, ethno-pharmoacology, forensic sciences, and paleo-pathology topics. Same as ANTH 534 and PMPG 534. Field work required. A lab experience,independent study and a research paper is required for 3 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.

544 Advanced Craniofacial Anatomy
3 hours. Functional and clinical aspects of head and neck anatomy. Includes laboratory dissection and readings from the anatomical, clinical and other literature. Same as ANAT 544. Specimen provision by sponsoring department required. Prerequisite(s): DDS or MD degrees, a course in human head and neck anatomy.

580 Advanced Oral Sciences I
2 hours. Discussion follows presentation of faculty research. Topics include developmental and molecular biology, tissue engineering, genetics and structural biology in tandem with cutting-edge dental technology.

581 Advanced Oral Sciences II
2 hours. Continuation of OSCI 580. Prerequisite(s): OSCI 580.

583 Research Laboratory Rotation
1 TO 4 hours. Students participate directly in laboratory research; learn to approach a scientific problem and to perform various experimental techniques to investigate the problem. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

590 Hominid Evolution, Dental Anthropology, and Human Variation
1 hours. Evolution; hominid origins; organization and development of human dentition, agenesis, metric and non-metric variation in tooth form, human growth and maturation, variation and adaptation. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

593 Independent Research in Oral Sciences
1 TO 8 hours. Faculty supervised research projects. Research may not duplicate that being done in OSCI 598. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

594 Special Topics in Oral Sciences
1 TO 4 hours. Content varies. Selected topics of current interest in oral sciences. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or postgraduate standing and consent of the instructor.

595 Oral Science Research Seminar
1 hours. Oral science research presentations and journal article discussion by students. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the PhD or MS in Oral Sciences, or consent of the instructor.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Faculty-supervised independent study not included in regular course offerings. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

598 Master's Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Thesis research to fulfill master's degree requirements. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Matriculation into the Master of Science in Oral Sciences program and consent of the director of graduate studies.

599 Doctoral Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Independent investigation carried out by Ph.D.candidates under supervision of the student's Advisory Committee. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Candidacy Examination.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.