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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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DHY 253 - Community Oral Health Rotations

Last Date of Approval: spring 2019

1 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course allows the student to apply public health/health education principles through implementation and evaluation of the student’s community dental health project and through participation in extramural rotations outside of the school setting. Emphasis is placed on students interacting with a variety of clients including children, the physically and mentally handicapped, indigent populations, and geriatric groups. Experiences in inter professional/disciplinary collaborations. This course is only offered to students who are accepted into the dental hygiene program. This course will help students develop knowledge of public health education principles and use these skills to critically think as they evaluate dental hygiene patients and complete a community project that was developed in DHY 256 Community Dentistry . This knowledge will be beneficial to the career of dental hygiene. 

Prerequisites: DHY 256  
Mode(s) of Instruction: face to face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): Final Comprehensive examination

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Implement and evaluate a dental health project appropriate to the needs of each population.
  • Critically evaluate a journal article and/or research.
  • Share community experiences with peers.
  • Present overview and outcome of project to the class.
  • Participate effectively as dental hygienists in community settings adapting preventive services to the needs of each population.
  • Identify public health career options for dental hygienists.
  • Demonstrate assessment of a special needs client.

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