Jun 13, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Oral Pathology and Radiology Certificate

The Hybrid-Online Certificate in Oral Pathology and Radiology is a program with a total of eight courses (12 academic units), specifically designed for the practicing professional who wants the knowledge to improve skills and gain expertise to in the field of Oral Pathology and Radiology.  The certificate curriculum is designed with a series of didactic courses in which students will gain knowledge about the diagnosis, pathobiology and treatment of different oral diseases in the field of Oral Pathology and confidence in Oral Radiology and the use of conventional and advanced imaging studies for the diagnostic process. The goal of this postdoctoral one-year certificate program is to give practicing dentist or physician advanced didactic and evidence-based education in the field of oral diagnostics, specifically oral pathology and radiology. With the onset of new diseases to dentistry and advancements in diagnostics and therapeutics in the last few decades, many clinicians may feel ill-prepared to comprehensively manage patients with oral lesions or patients with oral manifestations of complex medical conditions. Therefore, this program taught by expert USC Ostrow School of Dentistry faculty is designed to provide clinicians with the knowledge and confidence necessary for patient care.  

The students participate in weekly live online sessions with faculty and other program residents, ensuring a collaborative and social learning experience. There are two to three courses per trimester, with 2-4 streaming video lectures for viewing each week. After each video lecture students complete an associated online quiz (composed of multiple choice, short answer or fill-in questions). The program is primarily online but also includes a 10-day practical training conducted on-campus at USC, with skills development and competence evaluation.