DENH 340

Educational Concepts in Dental Hygiene

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 11, 2010 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is designed to introduce the student to educational methodologies for effective instruction in dental hygiene education. Topics include an overview of dental hygiene education, teaching/learning styles, instructional methods/strategies, and use of instructional objectives, classroom assessment techniques and evaluation. Attention is given to health equity, to include emphasis on cultural competence, racism and health literacy.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admission into the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BSDH) or Dental Hygiene Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program; or by special permission by Dental Hygiene Department Coordinator. Note: This course is web-enhanced, requiring the student to be familiar with computer use and to be prepared to participate in an online course at the beginning of the semester.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Describe didactic, laboratory and clinical teaching strategies utilized in dental hygiene education.
  • Develop a course module/unit of instruction for the dental hygiene curriculum.
  • Design a scholarly course syllabus.
  • Describe the course design process from teaching goals to course learning outcomes.
  • Recognize educational theories of learning.
  • Describe various styles of teaching and learning.
  • Discuss racism in the learning environment.
  • Identify various assessment measures used in education.
  • Summarize the current status of dental hygiene education.