Allied Dental Programs
Bachelor of Science Core Courses
Consult the dental hygiene program Web site for the most current information on the dental hygiene bachelor's degree program or contact the IUSD dental hygiene program director.
Statistics: Recommended courses include STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods (3 cr.) or PSY B 305 Statistics (3 cr.).
- STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods (3 cr.) P: Must enroll in lab. A basic introductory statistics course with applications shown to various fields and emphasis placed on assumptions, applicability, and interpretations of various statistical techniques. Subject matter includes frequency distribution, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, applications, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
- PSY B305 Statistics (3 cr.) P: PSY B104 Psychology as a Social Science or PSY B105 Psychology as a Biological Science and 3 credits of math that carry School of Science credit. Introduction to basic statistical concepts; descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
- DHYG H402 Practicum in Dental Hygiene Education (4 cr.) P: H403, Z477. Structured practical experience in planning, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating instruction in an educational setting. Emphasis on faculty roles and responsibilities.
- DHYG H403 Advanced Community Dental Hygiene (4 cr.) Public health principles including a study of the health care delivery system and preventive public health care at the community level.
- DHYG H405 Advanced Dental Science (3 cr.) Review of current literature related to periodontics, oral pathology, preventive dentistry, and the current practices of dental hygiene.
- DHYG H406 Educational Methodology in Health Sciences (1-3 cr.) The purpose of this course is to assist potential educators in the health sciences to understand current theories, concepts, and methodologies in professional health science education. Students will learn to apply effective educational strategies to match learners’ needs in didactic, laboratory, and clinical settings. This course will use a variety of delivery systems, including an online component.
- DHYG H407 Instructional Media and Technology in Health Science Education (1-3 cr.) The purpose of this course is to examine the utilization of a variety of instructional technologies that can be used in educational settings for patients, students, and practitioners. Various technologies will be analyzed for appropriateness of use, strengths, and weaknesses. A variety of delivery mechanisms will be used, including an online component.