wdent1215  2017-2018  Bruxelles Woluwe

2 credits
18.0 h
Bommer Guido; Lemaigre Frédéric coordinator;
Basic knowledge in general biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology and dental histology.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The program focuses on intermediary metabolism and its adaptation to various physiological situations (exercise, fasting, diabetes), on mechanisms that control blood fluidity or coagulation, regulation of blood pH, metabolism of ions essentials for the formation of teeth, inflammatory response, biochemistry of saliva, biochemistry of mineralized and connective tissues of the mouth area.
The human biochemistry course includes:
(1)   Metabolic pathways: nucleotides, cholesterol and lipoproteins, integration and adaptation to various nutritional and hormonal states.
(2)   Blood biochemistry: coagulation and fibrinolysis, regulation of blood pH and acido-basic disorders.
(3)   Calcium metabolism and its hormonal control.
(4)   Inflammatory response
(5)   Metabolism of mineralized tissues
(6)   Biochemical process of caries (glucidic metabolism of bacteria, salivary function, and fluorine metabolism in dental plaque and mineralized tissues)
Teaching methods
Teaching methods: lecture courses essentially.
Evaluation methods
Written exam. Examples of questions are regularly given.
Other information
Support : Detailed contents of courses, copies of transparents and PowerPoint slides used during courses, textbooks of biochemistry available in library.
Support : Table des matières détaillée, copies des transparents ou des diaporamas PowerPoint utilisés au cours, manuels de biochimie disponibles en bibliothèque.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Dentistry