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175  Dental Public Health Lecture Series  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Taylor, H. Pollick, E. Obadan-Udoh       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The Dental Public Health Lecture Series covers various topics including access to and quality of dental care, community-based preventive dentistry, dental public health programs and evidence-based dental public health services. Postgraduate students will use the information to help fulfill the Dental Public Health Competencies for Dental Public Health Specialists. Specific content of each lecture will be topical and presented by invited guest lecturers from around California and the country.

177  Global Oral Health Seminar  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): B. Chaffee       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This lecture and seminar-based elective approaches selected oral health topics from a global perspective, including: socio-structural determinants of health, the global burden of oral diseases, oral health inequalities, community and population approaches to oral health promotion, and integration of oral health professionals into interdisciplinary global health partnerships. Also covered will be global oral health research methodology, ethics, and participation in global oral health research.

189.02  Community Health Clinic Practice  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Tuft       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students will work under the supervision of faculty and licensed residents.Students will provide dental care while also learning and peer-teaching with faculty supervision. They will also learn to cultivate sensitivity and comfort to a multicultural and diverse patient population.

200  Ethical Considerations in Clinical & Public Health Dentistry  (2 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): E. Obadan-Udoh, E. Kalenderian       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in a dental postgraduate specialty program or the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences graduate program, except with the permission of the instructor.       Activities: Lecture

This is a classroom based course, using lectures, case studies and interactive learning strategies geared towards stimulating discussions on dental ethical dilemmas and arguments for both sides of the conversation. Each student must remain current by attending and participating with each weekly session and complete associated assignments within the period described. Students will meet once a week for a classroom based session with the instructor.

210  Introduction to Research Methods and Design  (2 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): S. Hyde, B. Chaffee, S. Gansky, A. Lazar, E. Mertz       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the research process with emphasis on different types of research methods and designs frequently used to study oral health.

270  Global Oral Health Journal Club  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): B. Chaffee

Restrictions: None       Activities: Seminar

Contemporary research and issues in global oral health will be reviewed through critical evaluation of selected publications from the primary literature and learner-driven / instructor-guided discussions.

400  Dental Public Health Projects  (0 - 20 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Obadan-Udoh       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: Postgraduate students enrolled in the UCSF Dental Public Health Residency Program.       Activities: Direct - Independent Study

The DPH residency program is designed to provide postgraduate students with adequate preparation to submit for examination by the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH). The major emphasis during the residency is focused on the two project reports that require independent study under supervision of the DPH residency director or a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the division. Details can be found on the website of the ABDPH.

410  Dental Public Health Core and Contemporary Topics Seminar  (2 - 4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Obadan-Udoh, S. Gansky, S. Silverstein, S. Hyde, L. Berens, G. Taylor, C. Kearns, H. Pollick       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: Enrollment in the Dental Public Health Residency Program.       Activities: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

This course will equip DPH postgraduate students with the core and contemporary knowledge expected of a DPH specialist as outlined by the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH). Students shall create a 12-month reading plan of recommended textbooks, draft and submit critical summaries of the assigned chapter readings every month. Every week, students shall present a core DPH topic and detailed critique of recent publications from peer-reviewed journals to course instructors.

420  Dental Public Health Field Site Experience  (0 - 4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Obadan-Udoh       Prerequisite(s): No

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to postgraduate students enrolled in the UCSF Dental Public Health Residency Program.       Activities: Direct - Field Work

The Dental Public Health Field Site Experience course is designed to provide postgraduate students with targeted experiential learning at a local oral health program or public health organization under the supervision of the DPH residency director or a member of the UCSF faculty. It builds upon the core DPH knowledge gained in the classroom and equips students with practical skills to fulfill the DPH competencies outlined by the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH).