Allied Dental Programs

Dental Hygiene - Indianapolis

Course Descriptions

  • STAT  30100 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 Introduction to Health Care Research (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.
  • DHYG H204 Periodontics (1 cr.)

    Study of the normal periodontium at the clinical, histologic, and biochemical levels; procedures involved in carrying out a comprehensive periodontal examination and performing a periodontal prophylaxis.

  • DHYG H205 Medical and Dental Emergencies (1 cr.)

    A study in emergency situations in the dental office, including predisposing factors and drugs, and treatment to include the support of the cardiopulmonary system.

  • DHYG H206 General Pathology I (1 cr.)

    Mechanisms of disease at the cellular, organ, and systemic levels with special references to specific disease processes; includes general concepts, terminology, and pathology of organ systems.

  • DHYG H207 General Pathology II (1 cr.)

    Mechanisms of disease at the cellular, organ, and systemic levels with special references to specific disease processes; includes general concepts, terminology, and pathology of organ systems.

  • DHYG H211 Head and Neck Anatomy (2 cr.)

    A detailed study of the anatomy of the head and neck. Some attention is given to oral embryology and the growth of tooth structure.

  • DHYG H214 Oral Anatomy (3 cr.)

    A study of the morphology, structure, and function of deciduous and permanent teeth and surrounding tissues, also including osteology of the maxilla and mandible, nerve and vascular supply of teeth, and muscles of mastication, with reinforcing laboratory procedures and clinical application.

  • DHYG H215 Pharmacology and Therapeutics: First Year (2 cr.)

    Actions and uses of drugs and theory of anesthetics; emphasis on drugs used in dentistry.

  • DHYG H216 Chemistry and Nutrition: First Year (3 cr.)

    Specific ideas in chemistry are correlated with working principles in dentistry—previous knowledge of chemistry assumed.

  • DHYG H217 Preventive Dentistry: Second Year (1 cr.)

    Detection and prevention of dental disease; included is a study of dental surveys, dental indices, and fluoride therapy.

  • DHYG H218 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene: First Year (4 cr.)

    An introduction to the dental and dental hygiene profession, including the basic didactic and laboratory/clinic practice for the performance of dental hygiene services.

  • DHYG H219 Clinical Practice I (4 cr.)

    Performance of dental hygiene services in various clinical settings. Included is didactic instruction and application of dental hygiene procedures for providing patient care and an introduction to oral diagnosis.

  • DHYG H221 Clinical Dental Hygiene Procedures (1-3 cr.)

    Clinical assignment for instruction and experience in performing dental hygiene services.

  • DHYG H250 Local Anesthesia and Pain Control (2 cr.)

    This course addresses coverage of pain and anxiety management for conscious dental clients. The indications, contraindications, and pharmacology of topical anesthesia, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation used in dentistry will be discussed. Local anesthesia techniques and the administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation will be studied.

  • DHYG H252 Introduction to Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Care (1 cr.)

    This course will provide foundational knowledge for the dental hygiene student to implement evidence-based decision-making strategies in the provision of patient/client care. It includes basic knowledge and skills related to research terminology, library and computer-based information retrieval systems, approaches to reviewing and evaluating scientific literature, and dental indices used in the description of oral health and disease.

  • DHYG H301 Clinical Practice II (4 cr.)

    Continued performance of dental hygiene services in various clinical settings. Included are didactic instruction and clinical application of dental hygiene services for providing patient care.

  • DHYG H302 Clinical Practice III (4 cr.)

    Continued performance of dental hygiene services in various clinical settings. Included are didactic instruction and clinical application of dental hygiene services for providing patient care.

  • DHYG H303 Radiology (3 cr.)

    Principles of radiation production, placement of intraoral film, proper exposure and processing of film, radiation safety, and interpretation of radiographs.

  • DHYG H304 Oral Pathology: Second Year (2 cr.)

    Developmental abnormalities and acquired disorders of teeth and surrounding structure.

  • DHYG H305 Radiology Clinic I (1 cr.)

    Clinical application of intraoral and extraoral radiographs.

  • DHYG H306 Radiology Clinic II (1 cr.)

    Clinical application of intraoral and extraoral radiographs.

  • DHYG H308 Dental Materials: First Year (2 cr.)

    Composition and physical and chemical properties of materials used in dentistry.

  • DHYG H311 Dental Health Education (1 cr.)

    An introduction to basic communication and motivation skills, instructional objectives, learning theory, evaluation of educational materials, and special needs patients..

  • DHYG H321 Periodontics (1-2 cr.)

    A study of periodontal disease, including the anatomy, classification, etiology, treatment, and relationship to systemic conditions.

  • DHYG H344 Senior Hygiene Seminar (2 cr.)

    Ethics, jurisprudence, and practice management concepts, including a study of state practice acts, dental hygiene employment opportunities, recall systems, and current trends in the dental hygiene profession.

  • DHYG H347 Community Dental Health (4 cr.)

    Principles and practice of program planning, implementation, and evaluation for community and school dental health programs.

  • DHYG H351 Advanced Dental Materials for Dental Auxiliaries (1 cr.)

    Lecture and laboratory course designed to teach additional concepts of dental materials and their use in intraoral techniques. Included is instruction in dental auxiliary utilization principles and the manipulation of dental materials used in delegated intraoral functions.

  • DHYG H411 Clinical Practice (1 cr.) Continued performance of dental hygiene services in various clinical settings. Included are didactic instruction and clinical application of dental hygiene services for providing patient care.
  • PBHL E109 Introduction to Public Health (3 cr.) Introduction to public health using local case studies. Well-being, illness, injury, education, violence, housing, work, cultural and neighborhood variability will be examined to demonstrate the public health perspective on any situation and to see how the state of health in our city connects to the nation and the world.
  • PBHL E120 Contemporary Health Issues (3 cr.)

    An examination of current public health, environmental health, and health service delivery issues in the U.S. Topics include the organization and costs of health systems, access to care, and the interrelationships between risk factors and health; also, environmental challenges facing our society and their impact on health.

  • PBHL E210 Zombie Apocalypse and Doomsday Infections (3 cr.)

    The focus is infectious diseases and the possibility of a zombie infection. We will discuss infections that have changed the course of history. Included topics are: disease transmission, outbreak investigations, control measures, assessment, and field investigations. Case studies on respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, emerging infectious diseases, HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, STDs, and hepatitis.

  • PBHL A316 Environmental Health Science (3 cr.)

    A study of human interaction with the environment and potential impacts of environmental agents on health and safety. Hazards from natural sources and human activities that contaminate our air, land, water, food, homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces are examined. Environmental control activities, including pollution control technology and policy, are also examined.

  • PBHL E320 Health System Administration (3 cr.)

    An overview of the U.S. health care delivery system. It examines the organization, function, and role of the system; current system problems; and alternative systems or solutions.

  • PBHL E322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

    A basic overview of epidemiologic methodology and techniques. Both communicable and chronic disease risk factors will be discussed, along with data acquisition, analysis techniques, and current published epidemiological studies.

  • PBHL H345 Operations Management and Quality Improvement in Health Organizations (3 cr.)

    This course provides an overview of the healthcare operations management (OM), with emphasis on quality improvement.  You will apply OM principles to develop more effective operational processes, mitigate risks, and improve quality.  Discussions, case studies and assignments will focus on strategies and techniques of quality improvement processes, project management and others.

  • PBHL H375 Management of Health Service Organizations (3 cr.)

    This course explores the discipline of management and its major components relating to health service organizations. This course will provide students with a foundation of basic fundamentals, principles and techniques of management which have particular relevance and application in healthcare. Students will learn about management theory and its practical application in healthcare in fundamental areas such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Other key elements of management such as communication, decision making, delegation, participatory management, leadership style, managing staff, teamwork, and change and innovation will be explored. Successful completion of this course will help provide students with a general foundation of knowledge about management and its application in health service organizations.

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