Catalog 2017-2018 
    Oct 20, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 434 Principles and Issues

3 credits
This course prepares students for career, educational, and employment opportunities, completion of licensure, and understanding of continuing education requirements in Washington as well as other states.

Prerequisites: DHYG 422 , DHYG 423 , DHYG 425 , and DHYG 426  

Corequisites: DHYG 432 , DHYG 433 , DHYG 435 , and DHYG 438  

Quarters Offered: Spring

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

  • Describe career opportunities for dental hygienists and emerging professional roles
  • Discuss and apply the employment process
  • Define the licensure process for dental hygiene practice
  • Compare and contrast out-of-state licensure and scope-of-practice with the State of Washington and portability of qualifications
  • Evaluate business aspects of dental hygiene practice
  • Justify the dental hygienist as a change agent for various employment settings
  • Identify locations for independent practice of dental hygienists
  • Define trends in oral health care as predictors of future dental hygiene practice education and requirements

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30