Course Catalog » Dental Public Health 430

Subject: Dental Public Health
Course Number: 430
Course Title: Quality Improvement in Dental Care Settings
Max units: 6
School: Dentistry
Department: Preventive And Restorative Dental Sciences

Course Description: This course introduces concepts needed to implement and evaluate quality improvement projects in a dental practice setting. Students will learn how to use the Model of Improvement developed by the Dental Quality Alliance and the basic steps for an improvement project: set an aim, select measures, develop ideas for changes, and test changes using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles. Students will complete either a clinical or operational quality improvement project at a field site location.
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: Limited to students enrolled in the Dental Public Health Residency Program and others per Instructor approval.
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Direct - Field Work, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar

Instructor of Record: C. Kearns
Additional Instructor(s): E. Obadan-Udoh, S. Fisher-Owens
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), In Progress (IP, SP/UP) grading allowed, Term for final grade assignment: Spring
Graduate Division course: No
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
Repeat course for credit? No