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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 331 Dental Hygiene Research II

2 credits
This course builds on DHYG 248 Dental Hygiene Research I . Students will apply the basic principles of research and develop analytical skills for evaluation of professional research.

Prerequisites: DHYG 321 , DHYG 323 , DHYG 324 , DHYG 325 , DHYG 326 , and DHYG 329  

Corequisites: DHYG 332 , DHYG 333 , DHYG 335 , DHYG 336 , and DHYG 338  

Quarters Offered: Spring

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

  • Explain the relationship between theory and research
  • Discuss the role of evidence-based decision making in healthcare
  • Apply ethical guidelines in evaluating the collection, storage, and use of data from human subjects
  • Research current, relevant topics and trends impacting oral health
  • Identify program design, data collection strategies, and evaluation activities
  • Critically analyze research articles for validity and reliability, including research methodologies, for use in reports and application of dental hygiene care
  • Access reliable resources for information on topics pertaining to the discipline of dental hygiene
  • Conduct research using resources to study pathologic diseases impacting the oral cavity
  • Formulate research questions
  • Distinguish between observations, interviews, and surveys for collecting research data

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20