Course Catalog » Course Listing for Scientific Methods

117  Foundations of Scientific Inquiry  (2 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Direct - Discussion, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Lecture

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 patients 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  (2.5 units)   Spring

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

Restrictions: D1       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Direct - Discussion, Student - Lecture

In this course, students will learn about dental public health, oral health surveillance, oral health disparities, social determinants of health, and preventive dentistry in a theoretical, practical, and personal manner. Students will also hear personal stories about substance abuse among health professionals, and how to get help.