The course provides a basis for the clinical practice in which the students will be engaged during the coming years and after graduation. The students will gain sufficient knowledge to help them distinguish between oral tissues in health and disease, identify diseases of the teeth, periodontium, maxilla and mandible including the face, oral mucous membranes and associated soft tissues and orofacial manifestations of systemic diseases.  The causes of the various diseases and the microscopic appearance of the developed lesions are emphasized.  The underlying basic pathological principles are also stressed, in addition to the clinical appearance of the lesions, which is also studied to provide an introductory basis for a clinical differential diagnosis.