SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2024 7:33:10 AMDH 83 Course Outline as of Spring 2001

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 83Title:  ETHICS & JURSP PRAC MGT  
Full Title:  Ethics, Jurisprudence & Practice Mgt for Dental Hygienist
Last Reviewed:10/10/2022

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 jurisprudence, ethics, and practice management as these concepts relate to dental hygiene care.  A personal philosophy toward professional conduct, continuous quality improvement, self-assessment and peer evaluation is developed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DA 50 ( or DE 50 or DNA 60)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study of jurisprudence, ethics, and practice management as these concepts relate to dental hygiene care.  A personal philosophy toward professional conduct, continuous quality improvement, self-assessment and peer evaluation is developed.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DA 50 ( or DE 50 or DNA 60)
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:Spring 2001Inactive:
 
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.  Pursue a professional course that will keep a hygienist safe from
   legal entanglements and should such entanglements materialize, to
   communicate intelligently with an attorney or legal counsel.
B.  Acquire and retain a dental hygiene license and practice within the
   legal limits specified in state law.
C.  Demonstrate ethical conduct in personal and professional life, while
   maintaining high standards of clinical practice.
D.  Apply sound ethical judgment in dealing with clients problems and
   questions.
E.  Accurately maintain his or her own personal and professional records.
F.  Demonstrate professional competence, knowledge, philosophy, and
   demeanor when applying for a position.
G.  Demonstrate a personal philosophy towards dental hygiene practice
   management.
H.  Apply concepts of quality assurance through demonstrated skills of
   self-assessment, peer review and record auditing.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Introduction to Ethics
   1.  Ethical perspectives and professional accountability
   2.  Codes of ethics emphasizing the American Dental Hygienists'
       current code.
   3.  Ethical dilemmas in Dental Hygiene
   4.  Ethical reasoning process
B.  Introduction to Jurisprudence
   1.  Legal Concepts
   2.  Hygienist/client relationship
   3.  Malpractice
   4.  Technical assault
   5.  Breach of contract
   6.  Preventing lawsuits/risk management
   7.  California Dental Practice Act
   8.  Record keeping
C.  Introduction to Dental Hygiene Practice Management
   1.  Quality Assurance
   2.  Self-assessment/Peer Review
   3.  Management factors affecting quality of care
   4.  Practice building
   5.  Marketing skills and strategies
   6.  Employment situations
   7.  Methods of compensation
   8.  Resume preparation
   9.  Interviewing techniques
   10. Personal financial planning
   11. Insurance and insurance forms

Assignments:
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Case Studies
Reading
Term Paper -Ethical Decision Making

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
10 - 80%
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
5 - 40%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, skills
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 40%
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
5 - 25%
Professionalism: See file for criteria used for evaluation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice. Darby. M. and Walsh, M. WB Saunders,
   Philadelphia, 1996
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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