The common periodontal diseases found in humans are gingivitis and periodontitis. These are inflammatory responses in the periodontal tissues induced by microorganisms       in dental plaque, which contributes to tissue destruction, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss.  This module provides an overview on the molecular biology of the host-parasitic   relationship from a cellular signaling perspective specific to the pathogen-associated lipopolysaccharide (LPS)

This module will introduce students to behavioural theory, public health practice, as well as interventions and constraints relating to the practice of public health at the community level. Further the students will be equipped to use the evidence based approach and ethical principles to inform their research and intervention programmes

Upon completion of this module the student should be able to:


  1. Apply basic theories, concepts and models of social behavioral disciplines to public health research and community health practice.
  2. Demonstrate the processes and implications involved in the planning implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.
  3. Specify multiple targets and levels of intervention for social and behavioral science programs and/or policies.