New oral and maxillofacial pathology app developed at UP


New oral and maxillofacial pathology app developed at UP

2 June

An exciting new oral and maxillofacial pathology mobile app has been developed by the Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Biology in collaboration with the Department for Education Innovation at the University of Pretoria (UP). The visuals and information presented in the app provide an essential adjunct to the head and neck pathology curricula for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental students. The integration of the clinicopathological features and treatment principles makes for a unique and dynamic educational and clinical resource.

The app features clinical, macroscopic and microscopic images of a range of pathological lesions and conditions affecting bone, soft tissue and dental hard tissue of the head and neck region. It is easy to use and provides a quick on-the-go referencing system for the identification of patient signs and symptoms to facilitate clinical diagnosis and patient work-up. It also describes the required treatment for all conditions, including pharmacological management where applicable.

Through the development of this application the lecturers seek to facilitate learning through mobile technology and to contribute to the integration of technology into the learning process and clinical practice.

The product will be distributed worldwide by Enterprises UP for use on the iOS and Android platforms.

– Author Department for Education Innovation

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