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

DHYG 324 Ethics and Jurisprudence

2 credits
Students are introduced to dental hygiene professional ethics, principles and values, laws, scope of practice, and regulation.

Prerequisites: DHYG 248 , DHYG 252 , DHYG 253 , DHYG 254 , and DHYG 258  

Corequisites: DHYG 321 , DHYG 323 , DHYG 325 , DHYG 326 , and DHYG 329  

Quarters Offered: Winter

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

  • Identify and demonstrate ethical decision making in dental hygiene practice
  • Demonstrate the professional role, principles, values, and responsibilities of the dental hygienist related to the community, dental profession, dental team, and client
  • Identify and manage ethical issues in the practice of dental hygiene
  • Identify the components of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) Code of Ethics
  • Compare and discuss the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) of dental hygiene
  • Identify and describe the role of the dental hygiene regulatory agency
  • Outline the dental hygiene scope of practice
  • Identify the scope of practice for other dental professionals

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20