May 30, 2023  
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[1 Credit]
This course focuses on the role of the practicing hygienist in the health ecology of the United States, exploring social determinates of health and public-health mechanisms of epidemiology. This course introduces scientific methodology and the use of its attendant statistics, including sample selection, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, tests of significance and correlation coefficients. In addition, students will be introduced to information about community that is relevant to dental hygiene. Dental hygiene students are required to understand the oral health needs of the community and how to provide community oral health services in a variety of settings. Students learn basic principles of dental public health to be applied on assigned rotations in the following semester.