Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 248 Dental Hygiene Research I

2 credits
This introductory course familiarizes students with the basic foundation of research, research methodologies, research design, and evidence-based decision making. Principles of research are examined as a basis for the analysis and critique of professional literature. Students are introduced to concepts of research-based dental hygiene practice.

Prerequisites: DHYG 242 , DHYG 243 , DHYG 246 , DHYG 247 , and DHYG 256  

Corequisites: DHYG 252 , DHYG 253 , DHYG 254 , and DHYG 258  

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Conduct a computerized search to identify current research on oral disease and treatment modalities 
  • Analyze research articles for validity and reliability, including research methodologies
  • Explain the relationship of research to health oriented dental hygiene practice
  • Identify research publications that are pertinent to dental hygiene and related disciplines
  • Describe research methodologies employed in dental hygiene and related disciplines
  • Identify and research a current topic and relate the information to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Identify reliable resources for information on topics pertaining to the discipline of dental hygiene
  • Apply and correlate ethically conducted research

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20