HLT 195


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                           Date:  January 2015


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  First Year Studies


Course Number and Title:  HLT 195 - Topics in Dental Hygiene


Credit Hours:  1       Hours/Wk Lecture:                          Hours/Wk Lab:       Lec/Lab Comb: 2-3 HOURS



I.      Catalog Description:  Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest needed by student

II.    Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  Focuses on steps to become a dental hygienist and duties within the career choice

III.   Required background:  None

IV.  Course Content:

a.    Dental Hygiene as a C

b.    Career

c.    Oral Health

d.    Professionalism

e.    Oral Dentition

f.     Hygiene Appointments

V.   Learner Outcomes:

The student will:

a.    Develop an understanding of the dental hygiene profession

b.    Observe dental hygiene personnel during patient treatments and report on findings

c.    Interview staff members concerning the requirements and demands of the dental professional

d.    Research report on dental issues

VI.  Evaluation:

a.    Students will be evaluated on class participation, clinical reports, and exam

VII. This course supports the following objectives:



Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning