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AS to BS-DH

BS-DH Degree Courses

 Upper Division GE Courses

IDS 300: Research Methods, Statistics & Critical Thinking for Health Professions

This course is designed to introduce students to the research process and how it applies to evidence-based patient care. Emphasis on research design and methods, scientific databases and evidence-based resources. Application of research methods and statistical techniques to the critical evaluation of current scientific literature. Evidence-based decision making and development of critical thinking skills will be discussed. This is an upper division General Education course, intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area:
Transferability: CSU
Department: Interdiciplinary Studies (IDS)
Note: Statistic is highly recommended before taking IDS 300.

 

HLTH 300: Healthcare across the lifespan

Examines the basic principles that guide growth, development and the health of individuals across the lifespan, from the prenatal period through senescence. Presents methodological, conceptual and substantive issues necessary for understanding and evaluating empirically based information about growth, development and health at different stages of life and from a public health perspective. Course covers several themes, including contributions of biological and environmental factors to health and human development, measuring the health of individuals in communities, understanding determinants and consequences of health and development across the lifespan, measuring population health and assessing the implications of health disparities. This is an upper division General Education course, intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area:
Transferability: CSU
Department: Health (HLTH)

 

Core Courses

DH 350A: Dental Hygiene Research & Capstone course I

First in a series of three capstone courses. Introduction to the capstone project and evaluation of scientific evidence-based literature. Basic research design components and writing skills will be discussed. Analysis of career options for dental hygienists including public health, research, education, corporate sales and marketing, administration and advocacy. Dental workforce models will be explored. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Department: Dental Hygiene (DH)
Note: IDS 300 is a prerequisite prior to taking the capstone course series.

 

DH 350B: Dental Hygiene Research & Capstone course II

The second in a series of three capstone courses, continuation of D H 350A. Emphasis on development of capstone project proposal and implementation, including project description, assessment tools, project goals and objectives and activities. Field work to implement capstone project will be completed. Interprofessional practice within the health care profession will be discussed. Evidence-based research in health care decision making, the oral-systemic link and the importance of lifelong learning will be explored. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Department: Dental Hygiene (DH)

 

DH 350C: Dental Hygiene Research & Capstone course III

The third course in a series of three capstone courses. Completion of capstone project including final field work to evaluate project outcomes and statistical analysis. The final version of the written literature review and project plan will be completed. Scientific communication methods with an emphasis on poster presentation techniques will be addressed. Contemporary issues in dental hygiene including aging populations, health care reform and access to care will be discussed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Department: Dental Hygiene (DH)

 

DH 352: Health Communication & Multicultural Issues

Health communication and multicultural issues unique to the dental and medical fields. Topics include intercultural communication; health literacy; interpersonal, small group, electronic, and nonverbal communication; listening; persuasion, caring for limited English proficient people; and working with interpreters. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the completion degree track.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: none
Department: Dental Hygiene (DH)

 

DH 354: Dental Hygiene Healthcare Management

An introduction to business practices, finance, management, and policy creation for oral health care programs and businesses. This course examines current societal and professional issues and their impact on dental hygiene business practices and management. The course will cover the following areas: planning, strategy and leadership, legal and ethical issues affecting businesses in the oral health care sector, financial statements, and personnel considerations. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the completion degree track.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: none
Department: Dental Hygiene (DH)

 

DH 356: Education Theory, Practice & Administration

The study of education theories and principles for didactic, lab and clinical courses. The faculty role in active teaching and learning, development of critical thinking and reflective writing, development of curriculum, outcomes and competencies, and course delivery methods. Theory and practices of clinical instruction and supervision, related to psychomotor skill development, competency-based evaluation, student mentoring and remediation. Examination of organizational and administrative philosophy and practice in curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation based on accreditation standards. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the completion degree track.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Foothill College GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: none
Department: Dental Hygiene (DH)

You can find the information about the BS-DH degree courses at Foothill College Course Catalog.

 
Program Curriculum Map

Foothill College Dental Hygiene AS-DH to BS-DH Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Curriculum Map  

Now that you have an idea of what the courses are for the AS to BSDH Completion Program. It is time to choose the best educational plan that works best for you: Program educational plan options 

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Questions?
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Carmelyn Paguio, DH Completion Track Coordinator

AStoBSDH@foothill.edu 


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