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D HYG201 Human Anatomy Course Page

Description: An introductory course in general human anatomy. Emphasis will be on anatomical structures as they relate to function.

D HYG202 Head and Neck Anatomy Course Page

Description: Building on aspects of human anatomy, course emphasis is focused on head and neck anatomy. Prerequisite: D HYG 201 or equivalent human anatomy course.

D HYG207A Dental Hygiene Theory I Course Page

Description: Overview of dental materials used in dental and dental hygiene practice. An introduction to specialties in dentistry and the role of a dental hygienist.

D HYG207B Dental Hygiene Theory I Course Page

Description: Overview of dental materials used in dental and dental hygiene practice. An introduction to specialties in dentistry and the role of a dental hygienist.

D HYG208 Dental Hygiene Theory II Course Page

Description: An introductory lecture course integrating the knowledge and practice of clinical dental hygiene. The course topics focus on a client-centered care model including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation process for dental hygiene practice. Disease prevention and health maintenance are core philosophies that are integrated into all aspects of this course.

D HYG209 Dental Hygiene Theory III Course Page

Description: A continuation from D HYG 208 in dental hygiene study that advances the student's knowledge and application to practice. Prerequisite: D HYG 208

D HYG212 Preclinical Dental Hygiene Course Page

Description: A pre-clinical course integrating knowledge and clinical skills for dental hygiene practice. As a result of observation, discussion, demonstration and clinical application, the student will demonstrate comprehension and clinical competency according to specific criteria and course objectives.

D HYG213 Dental Hygiene Practice I Course Page

Description: A clinical course integrating the knowledge, practice, and skills of dental hygiene practice.

D HYG221 Concepts and Communication for Health Behavior Change Course Page

Description: This is a lecture course with role-playing activities. Content includes concepts in dental hygiene and foundational communication theory for the healthcare professional. Skills include motivational interviewing, assertive communication methods and client centered care. Not available to students with credit in D HYG 220.

D HYG230 Dental Anatomy Course Page

Description: A lecture and self-study course that includes topics of tooth nomenclature, biologic considerations of tooth form and function; and permanent and deciduous teeth are studied in detail.

D HYG240A Oral Radiology I Course Page

Description: A comprehensive didactic, pre-clinical and clinical course that deals with the production of x-rays, their interactions with matter, radiation biology and protection, the appearances of normal anatomy on radiographs and common abnormalities seen on radiographs made in the practice of dental hygiene. Pre-clinical and clinical sessions will introduce students to the basic techniques of intraoral radiography and pantomography.

D HYG240B Oral Radiology I Course Page

Description: A comprehensive didactic, pre-clinical and clinical course that deals with the production of x-rays, their interactions with matter, radiation biology and protection, the appearances of normal anatomy on radiographs and common abnormalities seen on radiographs made in the practice of dental hygiene. Pre-clinical and clinical sessions will introduce students to the basic techniques of intraoral radiography and pantomography.

D HYG250 Human Anatomy Course Page

Description: An introductory course in general human anatomy. Emphasis will be on anatomical structures as they relate to function and physiology.

D HYG251A Anatomical Structures for Dental Hygiene Practice Course Page

Description: The first part of the course focuses on tooth nomenclature, biologic considerations of function and tooth anatomy. The second part of the course builds on aspects of human anatomy, with specific emphasis on head and neck anatomy.

D HYG251B Anatomical Structures for Dental Hygiene Practice Course Page

Description: The first part of the course focuses on tooth nomenclature, biologic considerations of function and tooth anatomy. The second part of the course builds on aspects of human anatomy, with specific emphasis on head and neck anatomy.

D HYG255A Oral Health Sciences I Course Page

Description: A modular designed course that provides an introduction to concepts in oral health relevant to dental hygiene practice. Topics include but are not limited to dental materials, cariology and nutrition, ADPIE, care planning for dental hygiene services, ethics and professionalism.

D HYG255B Oral Health Sciences I Course Page

Description: A modular designed course that provides an introduction to concepts in oral health relevant to dental hygiene practice. Topics include but are not limited to dental materials, cariology and nutrition, ADPIE, care planning for dental hygiene services, ethics and professionalism.

D HYG256 Oral Health Sciences II Course Page

Description: Introduction to the client-centered care model, the dental hygiene process of care model and other foundational theory in preparation for the delivery of dental hygiene services.

D HYG260A Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice I Course Page

Description: An introductory clinical course integrating the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of dental hygiene practice through simulated learning and patient care. May include external practicum observation and participation.

D HYG260B Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice I Course Page

Description: An introductory clinical course integrating the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of dental hygiene practice through simulated learning and patient care. May include external practicum observation and participation.

D HYG270 Behavioural Sciences I Course Page

Description: Foundational concepts for community health and dental hygiene practice are introduced. Motivational Interviewing, therapeutic communication theory and conflict resolution skills are developed. Includes case-based scenarios and role-playing activities.

D HYG313A Dental Hygiene Practice II Course Page

Description: A clinical and seminar dental hygiene course that focuses on comprehensive dental hygiene care and education for clients with chronic and acute variances in oral health. Following an evidence-based decision making framework, the course advances the student's application of the client-centered care model including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation processes for dental hygiene practice. Prerequisite: D HYG 213.

D HYG313B Dental Hygiene Practice II Course Page

Description: A clinical and seminar dental hygiene course that focuses on comprehensive dental hygiene care and education for clients with chronic and acute variances in oral health. Following an evidence-based decision making framework, the course advances the student's application of the client-centered care model including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation processes for dental hygiene practice. Prerequisite: D HYG 213.

D HYG316A Dental Hygiene Care for Complex Clients Course Page

Description: A lecture course that emphasizes client centered management and care of clients with complex needs including specific needs for geriatric clients. Complex needs of clients may involve the physically, mentally , sensory and medically compromised. Concepts learned in theory will be applied in clinical settings in D HYG 313.

D HYG316B Dental Hygiene Care for Complex Clients Course Page

Description: A lecture course that emphasizes client centered management and care of clients with complex needs including specific needs for geriatric clients. Complex needs of clients may involve the physically, mentally , sensory and medically compromised. Concepts learned in theory will be applied in clinical settings in D HYG 313.

D HYG317A Evidence for Dental Hygiene Practice Course Page

Description: A team instructed course that provides students with a framework for critiquing scientific literature and the implications for dental hygiene practice. Students conduct a capstone project to address a clinical research question and present their project to peers following a scientific meeting format. This course also discusses many issues related to the practice of dental hygiene as well as advancing the understanding and application of ethical decision making in practice.

D HYG317B Evidence for Dental Hygiene Practice Course Page

Description: A team instructed course that provides students with a framework for critiquing scientific literature and the implications for dental hygiene practice. Students conduct a capstone project to address a clinical research question and present their project to peers following a scientific meeting format. This course also discusses many issues related to the practice of dental hygiene as well as advancing the understanding and application of ethical decision making in practice.

D HYG320 Health Education and Leadership Course Page

Description: This course provides teaching and leadership skills for the dental hygienist through lecture and a teaching practicum. Topics include learning theory, teaching methods, health literacy, cultural competence and public speaking. Teaching to an audience is practiced in two different community settings.

D HYG322 Population Health, Health Promotion and Community Course Page

Description: This course prepares students with an understanding of the factors that affect the health and well-being of the population. Students will learn about the determinants of health and suggest strategies for working with other disciplines and community agencies to affect health outcomes. The course demonstrates applied public health principles in today's dental public health practice. Concepts of dental public health practice, examples of current programming in Alberta and Canada, and evidence-based public health prevention will be studied in context of the dental public health practice model.

D HYG326A Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist Course Page

Description: Periodontology is a foundational and integral part of dental hygiene practice. This course provides knowledge in the science of Periodontology, as well as an emphasis on non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapies. With the knowledge gained through the integration of lectures, case studies and class activities, students will be able to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patient centred evidence based dental hygiene therapy.

D HYG326B Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist Course Page

Description: Periodontology is a foundational and integral part of dental hygiene practice. This course provides knowledge in the science of Periodontology, as well as an emphasis on non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapies. With the knowledge gained through the integration of lectures, case studies and class activities, students will be able to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patient centred evidence based dental hygiene therapy.

D HYG329A External Rotation Course Page

Description: Each student will spend two weeks at an external placement. Students may provide health promotional programs including preventive dental hygiene therapies, classroom education and community interventions. This program aims to provide intensive exposure to dental hygiene practice both within and external to traditional dental practice settings.

D HYG329B External Rotation Course Page

Description: Each student will spend two weeks at an external placement. Students may provide health promotional programs including preventive dental hygiene therapies, classroom education and community interventions. This program aims to provide intensive exposure to dental hygiene practice both within and external to traditional dental practice settings.

D HYG340A Oral Radiology II Course Page

Description: A practical course in which students gain competency in a variety of digital intraoral and extraoral radiography techniques on mannequins and clients. Students interpret and report on radiographic images related to dental hygiene treatment.

D HYG340B Oral Radiology II Course Page

Description: A practical course in which students gain competency in a variety of digital intraoral and extraoral radiography techniques on mannequins and clients. Students interpret and report on radiographic images related to dental hygiene treatment.

D HYG386 Anaesthesia Course Page

Description: A didactic and lab course covering anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of different anaesthetics. Local anaesthetic techniques covering all types of infiltration and intraoral blocks from the major component of the clinic-laboratory sessions. Students will also be able to describe the techniques, drug reactions and complications involving the use of local anaesthetics and have practical experience in the administration of local anaesthetic drugs.

D HYG413 Advanced Practicum Course Page

Description: This practicum and seminar course may encompass hospital, community, and/or dental hygiene practice. Students may be placed in various practicum locations.

D HYG414 Addictions Awareness and Interventions for Tobacco Cessation Course Page

Description: An overview of the physiology, pharmacology and psychology of substance dependence/addiction for the health care professional. Focus is on developing knowledge, attitudes and skills for tobacco control initiatives and tobacco treatment interventions. About 9 hours of online self-study is required.

D HYG417 Practice Management : Small Business and Entrepreneurship Course Page

Description: This distance course will provide an opportunity for students to explore and articulate their own philosophy of dental hygiene practice. Additionally, this course will provide an opportunity to explore various facets of practice management in an area of special interest to the student.

D HYG418 Long Term Care and Dental Hygiene Services Course Page

Description: This distance course will focus on the development of dental hygiene care in continuing and long-term care facilities. Approaches to patient-centred care and role of the family will be explored. Students will be involved in experiential learning activities and case based group discussions.

D HYG422 Health Information and Policy Course Page

Description: This course examines the role policy plays in influencing general and oral health in a community setting. Students will utilize the Dental Hygiene Process of Care (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) as a framework for designing a community oral health plan to meet an identified need. Also offered as a distance course pursuant to enrolment quota.

D HYG430 Individual Study in Dental Hygiene Course Page

Description: Designed to allow the undergraduate student to independently pursue a topic in dental hygiene. A course advisor will be assigned. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: D HYG 468 or comparable introductory research course and consent of Program Director.

D HYG431 Topics in Dental Hygiene Course Page

Description: The topics will focus on any aspect of dental hygiene practice and may vary from year to year depending on current and relevant issues arising in the dental hygiene profession.

D HYG440 Advocacy for Change in Healthcare Course Page

Description: Provides an overview of the professional, social, political and global trends and issues affecting health and health care delivery. Through the application of a framework for planned change, this course will demonstrate how health care professionals can act as change agents in society. Also offered as a distance course pursuant to enrolment quota.

D HYG468 Introduction to Research Methods and Critical Appraisal Course Page

Description: This distance course will provide an introduction to research methods and develop student skills in critical evaluation of quantitative and qualitative studies. This course will also examine the principles of research ethics, the appropriate application of statistics and identify how research is applied to support practice decisions.