Course Content and Outcome Guide for DH 253
- Course Number:
- DH 253
- Course Title:
- Community Oral Health III
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionDevelopment, implementation and evaluation of dental health projects in the community.
Addendum to Course Description
Completion of DH 252 with a grade of "C" or higher is necessary prior to enrolling in this course.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Oral presentation of results of student-run dental health project including implementation and evaluation phases.
Complete a minimum number of service learning experiences within the community.
Attendance at guest lecture sessions.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Service learning and final reflections
Implementation and evaluation of student run project
Current and local community health issues
Legislative initiatives affecting dental hygiene practice
The six roles of the dental hygienist
The future of dental hygiene related to community needs.
Implement the population-specific dental health education program developed the previous term
Evaluate the success of the overall project using criteria assessment and evaluation techniques.
Disseminate the results by writing a final report on the project which includes raw data, recommendations and summative evaluation.
Complete assignments to community groups or facilities who request or show a need for oral health education services.
Provide dental hygiene services to clients of a contracting community health facility on a rotation basis.