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.
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.
3 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 11, 2010 to present
- Summarize the current status of dental hygiene education.
- Recognize educational theories of learning.
- Describe various styles of teaching and learning.
- Discuss racism in the learning environment.
- Describe the course design process from teaching goals to course learning outcomes.
- Describe didactic, laboratory and clinical teaching strategies utilized in dental hygiene education.
- Identify various assessment measures used in education.
- Develop a course module/unit of instruction for the dental hygiene curriculum.
- Design a scholarly course syllabus.