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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DEHY 232 - Community Dentistry 2

2 CR
This course is a continuation of DEHY 130 - Community Dentistry 1  with more emphasis on community oral health education, epidemiology, and disease prevention. This course is designed to prepare students to meet specific oral health needs of community groups as distinct from the traditional clinical approach that is designed to meet the needs of individual patients. Students will complete a community health project identified in DEHY 130 - Community Dentistry 1  that will include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a program for a target population. Students will also learn the basic principles of biostatistics and research design. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Requisites: Take DEHY 240  with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the legal functions of a dental hygienist in Michigan.
  2. Explain the scope, purpose, and authority of state dental practice acts.
  3. Apply principles of jurisprudence to hypothetical situations in the practice of dental hygiene.
  4. Analyze hypothetical situations in the practice of dental hygiene and use the principles of ethics to determine a course of action.
  5. Calculate measures of central tendency and variability.
  6. Interpret selected bio-statistical applications as they appear in the scientific literature.
  7. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate a community based oral health program.
  8. Identify school-based programs that effectively promote oral health.
  9. Summarize the concepts of dental health education.
  10. Compare the effectiveness and practicality of preventive measures when applied to community-based dental programs.
  11. Examine the effects of the host, agent, and environment on disease prevalence.
  12. Determine the epidemiological patterns of oral diseases and the indices used to measure them.
  13. Compare the different types of epidemiological studies.