SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2023 4:18:00 AMDH 83 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 83Title:  ETHICS JURSP & PRAC MGMT  
Full Title:  Ethics, Jurisprudence & Practice Mgmt 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
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will become proficient in the study of jurisprudence, ethics, and practice management as related to dental hygiene care. Students will develop a personal philosophy related to professional conduct, continuous quality improvement, self-assessment and life-long learning.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71E ( or DH 84)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will become proficient in the study of jurisprudence, ethics, and practice management as related to dental hygiene care. Students will develop a personal philosophy related to professional conduct, continuous quality improvement, self-assessment, and life-long learning.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71E ( or DH 84)
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: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Manage the jurisprudence and ethical issues facing dental hygienists in the delivery of oral health care, and develop a personal philosophy related to professional conduct, continuous quality assurance, self-assessment, and life-long learning.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of California State Dental Licensing agencies, the California Dental Practice Act and federal employment laws that address the employment of and practice of dental hygiene in California.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Recognize and analyze the jurisprudence and ethical principles required when resolving ethical issues through the decision-making process.
2. Relate the ethical principles found in the codes of ethics, informed consent, patients' Bill of Rights and other documents to patient care.
3. Evaluate the legal responsibilities and scope of practice of the licensed dental hygienist under the California Dental Practice Act.
4. Discuss the ethical and legal responsibilities of reporting abuse.
5. Recognize and explain situations where malpractice might occur and discuss concept of risk management as it relates to the practice of dental hygiene.
6. Explain the role of the dental hygienist in the practice management of the dental practice.
7. Explain economic considerations related to the business practices in dentistry and the implications to the profession of dental hygiene.
8. Discuss professional competence, philosophy, demeanor, and employment opportunities when applying for a position.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Ethics                                          
    A. Principles and values
    B. Theory and philosophy
     C. Code of ethics
    D. Professionalism
    E. Decision making    
II. Legal Concepts
    A. Informed consent
     B. Civil/criminal law
     C. Hygienist/patient relationship
     D. Breach of contract
     E. State and federal employment laws
     F. Mandated reporting
III. Jurisprudence                                    
     A. California Dental Practice Act
    B. Dental Hygiene Board of California
         1. License and renewal
         2. Scope of practice
         3. Required supervision
         4. Articles in the Dental Practice Act that apply to the practice of dental hygiene
         5. Malpractice
IV. Risk Management
     A. Dental records
     B. Incident reporting
     C. Quality assurance
     D. Communication
     E. Risk factors
V. Dental Hygiene Practice Management                  
     A. Team concept
     B. Public relations
     C. Marketing the practice
     D. Business of dental hygiene
     E. Employment opportunities  
    F. Resume and cover letter
    G. Employment enhancements for job satisfaction

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (20-30 pages per week)
2. Quizzes (4-6)
3. Midterm exam and final exam
4. Group project(s) (1-2)
5. Readiness assessment evaluations (5-10)

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
20 - 30%
Group project(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Readiness assessment evaluations
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 50%
Quizzes; midterm and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene: 3rd ed. Beemsterboer, Phyllis. Elsevier. 2016 (classic)
Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice. 5th ed. Bowen, Denise and Pieren, Jennifer. Elsevier. 2020
Esther Wilkins: Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist. 14th ed. Jones and Bartlett Learning. 2021
Instructor prepared materials

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