117 Foundations of Scientific Inquiry (2 units) Fall
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
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: http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/Outreach/pc204
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