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DEN 213 W - Community Dental Health


A study of the principles of community health and fundamentals of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of public health care with emphasis on community dental health.  Laboratory experience emphasizes reading scientific literature, statistics, community health education, and partnerships with community health agencies.  Emphasis is placed on service learning. 

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 202 Dental Hygiene IV, DEN 214 Current Topics in Dental Hygiene

Credits: 2
Hours
1 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Note
This course is designated as a writing emphasis course.

Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Explain basic principles of public health and community dental health.
2.  Explain the fundamentals of public health including: assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating public health care.
3.  Read and reflect upon evidence-based, scientific literature and statistics.
4.  Provide successful community health education.

Intended Learning Outcome:

Lecture - Understand the principles of public health and community dental health, the methods of oral epidemiology, the prevalence and control methods, and the order of importance and effectiveness.  Understand the process and principles of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating community dental health programs and to understand dental care in the United States, including the delivery and financing of one and the role of the dental professional.

Laboratory - Understand the role of research in community dental health and the importance of scientific literature, have a basic understanding of statistics as it relates to public health and community dental health and become familiar with the role of dental health promotion and education as it relates to the community.  To participate in community health projects which allow the student "in-the-field" experience with community agencies.



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