SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 11:01:55 PMDH 81 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 81Title:  COMM DENT HLTH  
Full Title:  Community Dental Health
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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The study of oral health and disease in culturally and economically diverse community and public health settings.  Course emphasis is on oral health education in a variety of environments with numerous oral health needs.  The process of community and public health program planning includes: epidemiology, biostatistics, and participation in community health planning and public health programs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DH 72


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Course emphasis is on oral health education in a variety of environments with numerous oral health needs. The process of community and public health program planning includes: epidemiology, biostatistics, and participation in community health planning and public health programs.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 72
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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A.  Describe the major oral health problems and the extent to which they
   affect the population.
B.      Identify social, cultural, economic, and political factors
   influencing these oral health problems.
C.  List preventive measures that can be used in a community to reduce
   or control the major oral health problems.
D.  Discuss ways in which members of a community currently receive oral
   health care and other health services, including both privately and
   publicly funded services.
E.  Discuss future trends in the delivery of health care and manpower
   utilization as they relate to meeting community oral health needs
   and demands.
F.  Assess, by means of surveys, questionnaires, interviews and
   other means, the oral health needs of a target group; i.e., the oral
   health status, knowledge and attitudes towards oral health and oral
   treatment needs.
G.  Prepare a program plan which:
   1.  Describes a target group, including results and interpretation
       of survey needs assessment.
   2.  Lists behavioral objectives to improve the oral health of the
       target group.
   3.  Outlines a program plan to attain the behavioral objectives
       including activities to be performed and resources to be used.
H.  Prepare a final report summarizing a community oral health project
   1.  Evaluate the effectiveness of the project in measurable terms
       a.  Change in oral health status
       b.  Change in oral health knowledge, beliefs, or attitudes
       c.  Change in oral treatment needs
   2.  Describe the activities conducted and evaluate their
       effectiveness and appropriateness.
   3.  Describe personal observations, problems, satisfactions, and
       other comments relating to the project.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Overview of Program Planning
B.  Tools of Dental Public Health
1.  Epidemiology
2.  Indices and Questionnaires
3.  Statistics and Research Design
C.  Epidemiology of Oral Disease
1.  Dental Caries
2.  Water Fluoridation
3.  Other Preventive Measures
D.  Sociology of Oral Disease
1.  Cultural, economic and diversity issues related to dental health
2.  Oral Health Education
3.  Need and Demand for Oral Health Care
E.  Organization of Oral Care
1.  Dental Manpower
2.  Payment for Oral Care
3.  State and Federal Dental Programs
F.  Planning a Dental Public Health Program
1.  Identifying a Target Group
2.  Assessing Needs of a Target Group
3.  Writing Program Objectives
4.  Selecting Activities and Resources
5.  Conducting the Program
6.  Evaluation

Assignments:
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Human Need Theory & Dental Hygiene Paper
   Community Activity
   Case Studies

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 45%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, skills
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 40%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 45%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, fill in
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Professionalism. Criteria used to evaluate on file


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice. Darby. M. and Walsh, M. WB Saunders,
   Philadelphia,1990
Periodontal Instrumentation, Pattison, A. and Pattison, G., Norwalk:
   Appleton and Lange, 1992
Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist 7th Ed.. Wilkins, E.M., Malvern:
   Williams & Wilkins, 1990
SUPPLEMENTARY TEXT:  Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 4th Ed.,
   St. Louis, CV Mosby, 1993

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