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Objectives

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the underlying factors influencing public health and oral public health, including social, cultural, behavioral, economical and political determinants of health.
  • Apply the principles and practices of epidemilology, statistics and the behavioral sciences to oral public health and to critical review of the scientific literature.
  • Describe the types of research designs used for descriptive, analytic, and experimental inquiry.
  • Describe evidence-based clinical practice and reis assessment and their application to clinical dentistry.
  • Describe the major issues and obstancles in oral public health, and their possible resolutions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating oral health care delivery systems.
  • To develop the student's civic engagement, social and cultural awareness and knowledge and skills needed to provide quality oral health care services to underserved populations.
  • To develop the students' professional and ethical growth by providing compassionate quality oral health care to disparate, underserved, and disadvantaged patient populations.

1. Grading and Assessment

Three case studies periodically assigned during the academic term 25%
ALE Final Paper 25%
Final written exam 50%