Course Description:  Concepts and Theories in Community Oral Health

Course Credit:  2 units

Hours:  Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

General Learning Outcome:  At the end of the course, the students will have appreciation of the public health concepts needed of a public health dentist and have the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes in community organizing in relation to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating community oral health programs.

  

This course provides an overview of the dental profession, the characteristics of the self as a practitioner in relation to the society.


The application of principles in research methods relating to the practice of dentistry

This is the second of three research courses where the undergraduate students will work on a continuous research project:  Dentistry 199 [2nd Semester of Fifth Year], Dentistry 198 [1st Semester of Sixth Year] and Dentistry 197 [2nd Semester of Sixth Year].


The National Service Training Program (NSTP) is aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethics of service and patriotism while undergoing training in any of its three (3) program components designed to enhance the youth's active contribution to the general welfare.

Civil Welfare Training Service (CWTS) programs/activities that contribute to the general welfare and betterment of life of community members, enhancing facilities in the community by focusing on improvements to health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and morals of the citizenry.


The principles of research proposal development, biostatistics and bioethics

This is the first of three research courses where the undergraduate students will work on a continuous research project:  Dentistry 199 [2nd Semester of Fifth Year], Dentistry 198 [1st Semester of Sixth Year] and Dentistry 197 [2nd Semester of Sixth Year]. 


Concepts, principles and methods of prevention applied to major dental public health problems.

General Objectives

To develop responsible, socially conscious and proactive students equipped to respond positively to the various needs of society, especially the marginalized and underserved sectors.


Specific Objectives

At the end of the semester, the student is able:

  1. To actively participate in programs and projects of the partner organizations that seek to uplift the quality of life of marginalized and underserved communities;
  2. To apply basic concepts, theories and principles in analyzing relevant issues and concerns that will contribute to the genuine empowerment of marginalized and underserved communities;
  3. To create, implement, monitor and evaluate plans and programs of the group and the partner organization.



The National Service Training Program (NSTP) is aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethics of service and patriotism while undergoing training in any of its three (3) program components designed to enhance the youth's active contribution to the general welfare.

Civil Welfare Training Service (CWTS) programs/activities that contribute to the general welfare and betterment of life of community members, enhancing facilities in the community by focusing on improvements to health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and morals of the citizenry. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION                 Concepts and Theories in Community Oral Health

COURSE CREDIT                           2 units

HOURS                                           Wednesdays  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PREREQUISITE                             DENTISTRY 163

COURSE CLASSIFICATION            Major