Subject: Dental Public Health
Course Number: 430
Course Title: Quality Improvement in Dental Care Settings
Max units: 6
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.
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
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