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200A  Dental Hygiene Science  (4 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): E. Couch, L. Chung       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in MS Dental Hygiene Program

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture

Critical analysis of contemporary dental hygiene theories/conceptual frameworks related to dental hygiene roles in oral disease prevention and health promotion and dental hygiene schools of thought. Emphasis placed on developing the research topic for a field work proposal including written research problem statements and what is known/unknown about the problem supported by the literature; the research questions and/or hypotheses; the research purpose statement and type of research approach.

200B  Dental Hygiene Science  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): E. Couch, L. Chung       Prerequisite(s): DH 200A DPH210 DH202A

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture

Continuation of critical analysis of contemporary theories and conceptual frameworks of dental hygiene science as they relate to dental hygiene roles in oral disease prevention and health promotion and dental hygiene schools of thought. Emphasis is on developing research methods and on finalizing a written and oral scholarly Capstone project proposal in preparation for the Oral Qualifying Examination.

200C  Dental Hygiene Science  (4 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): E. Couch, L. Chung       Prerequisite(s): DH 200A DH 200B DH202A DH202B DPH210 DH204 DH206 DH208 DH220

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture

Continuation of critical analysis of contemporary theories and conceptual frameworks of dental hygiene science as they relate to dental hygiene roles in oral disease prevention and health promotion and dental hygiene schools of thought. Emphasis will be on developing and submitting for publication in a scientific journal a written scholarly report of the field projects outcomes and implications in preparation for presenting the Capstone Project (Comprehensive Examination).

202A  DH Curriculum Development and Methods of Instruction  (4 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): E. Ortega       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture

Development of expertise and skills necessary to become a dental hygiene education scholar will be facilitated in this course series. Graduate learners will actively engage in the teaching/learning process. The steps of effective curriculum development will be analyzed and applied. Emphasis is placed on basic preparation dental hygiene education programs’ curricula design; philosophy, conceptual frameworks, goals, competencies and outcomes.

202B  DH Curriculum Development and Methods of Instruction  (1 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): E. Ortega       Prerequisite(s): DH200A, DH202A, DPH210

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture

Development of expertise and skills necessary to become a dental hygiene education scholar in preparation for roles in academia, public health and/or the oral healthcare industry will be facilitated in this course series. Graduate learners will actively engage in the teaching/learning process. Emphasis is placed on methods of instruction and assessment based on learning theories, evidenced based reviews of educational and dental hygiene topics, and existing best practices.

202C  DH Curriculum Development and Methods of Instruction  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): E. Ortega       Prerequisite(s): DH200A, DH200B, DH202A, DH202B, DPH210, DH204, DH206, DH220, DH208

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director       Activities: Lecture

Development of expertise and skills necessary to become a dental hygiene education scholar will be facilitated in this course series. Graduate learners will actively engage in the teaching/learning process. Course series concludes with a continued focus on individual learner assessment with an emphasis on program evaluation, curriculum maintenance, and enhancement. Cultivating dental hygiene educators as leaders with a scholarly identity is an overarching theme.

204  Oral Disease Prevention and Management by Risk Assessment  (4 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Rowe       Prerequisite(s): DH202A DH200A DPH210

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture

Course provides the biological basis for associations between oral infections and systemic diseases and the influence of risk factors on the susceptibility, progression, and treatment of periodontal diseases. Discussions and experiences will focus on designing interventions for caries prevention and management by assessing pathologic and preventive factors. The benefits and problems with the current periodontal disease and caries risk assessments will also be discussed

206  Leadership in Dental Hygiene  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): K. Bernie, E. Ortega       Prerequisite(s): DH200A DH202A DPH210

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DH program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture

The interrelated professional roles of the dental hygienist include clinician, educator, administrator or manager, advocate and researcher. Effective dental hygiene leadership requires self knowledge and skills to work effectively with and through people. Developing an effective leadership style and presence will be facilitated through use of a leadership model and relevant activities and exercises designed for application to dental hygiene professional roles/dental hygiene led environments

208  Dental Hygiene Field Work  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): E. Couch, L. Chung       Prerequisite(s): DH200A, DH200B, DPH210, DH202A, DH204, DH206, DH220, approved field work proposal (i.e., Oral Qualifying Examination)

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree Program or by consent of program director       Activities: Field Work

In this course graduate learners will implement a scholarly project in one of the following settings related to the focus of their dental hygiene problem solving project: a basic preparation dental hygiene program or another dental educational program; a health care setting; a public health or governmental setting; an established research or administrative group; or an oral health care-related industry setting.

249A  Independent Study Teaching Experience Elective  (1 - 2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): DH 200A DH 202A DPH 210 DH 200B DH 204 DH 206 DH 220

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Master of Science program in Dental Hygiene and requires consent of instructor       Activities: Independent Study

MS in Dental Hygiene learners desiring teaching experience may elect to assist a faculty member in a basic preparation dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental educational program. Graduate learners will collaborate with a MS faculty advisor for assistance with mentoring and identifying an appropriate program site, as well as, an external supervising faculty mentor.

249C  Advanced Independent Study  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required courses in the MS in Dental Hygiene program and advancement to candidacy

Restrictions: Candidate must be enrolled in the Master of Science Program in Dental Hygiene and requires consent of the instructor. Course must be successfully completed within five quarters of advancing to candidacy.       Activities: Independent Study

This optional independent study course allows candidates of the Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene extended program enrollment in order to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. This course focuses on the manuscript, based on the Capstone Project, being approved by the Comprehensive Examination Committee and submitted to a journal for consideration of publication.