Course Catalog » Course Listing for Scientific Methods

117  Foundations of Scientific Inquiry  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Gansky, S. Hyde       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Project, Web-based course work

Contemporary dental care is provided in a way that is evidence-based. This course provides a foundation for the scientific method as well as searching for, reading, and critically appraising literature. These skills will help you determine if and when devices, drugs, or techniques should be applied to your specific patient’s care. You will also learn about clinical and translational research methods and design, levels of evidence, and quality of evidence.

118  Professional and Community Oral Health Issues  (0 - 2.5 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): L. Berens       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Project

In this course, students will learn about dental public health, oral health surveillance, oral health disparities, social determinants of health, dental care delivery systems, and preventive dentistry in a theoretical, practical, and personal manner. Students will also learn about the dental safety net, including community clinics. Finally, students will hear personal stories about substance abuse among health professionals, and how to get help.

204  Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): T. Ferrin, C. Huang       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Project

An introduction to object-oriented programming using the Python programming language. During the course, students learn to write, test, and debug programs of increasing complexity. Emphasis is on basic principles in writing well-structured and modular codes. Additional details available on course website:

218  Professional and Community Oral Health Issues  (2.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): L. Berens       Prerequisite(s): DENT HYG 200A, DENT HYG 202A, DEN PUB HL 210, DENT HYG 200B, DENT HYG 204, DENT HYG 206, OR CRA FAC 283

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This course will introduce the subjects of dental public health, oral health surveillance, oral health disparities, oral health literacy, dental care utilization, and preventive dentistry in a personal and practical manner. Students will assess their own dental caries experience and associated risk factors and provide an analysis of their dental caries experience and compare their findings to the combined dental caries experience of the entire class as a model to represent a community group