Course of Study
Courses are offered on-line, with two required visits to the EWU Spokane Campus, in Spokane WA. Courses are taught on a semester system (beginning fall 2015). The first visit is 3 days and involves advanced clinical techniques and patient treatment. The second visit is required for the thesis defense. Students are always encouraged to attend the commencement ceremonies, however, this is not mandatory.
Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene-Semesters
|Fall Semester (year 1)||Spring Semester (year 1)|
|PUBH 563 Biostatics (3) ||DNHY 520 Research Methodologies and Scholarly Writing (4) |
|DNHY 505 Healthcare Leadership (3) ||DNHY 610 Health Care Education Theories and Instructional Methods (2) |
|DNHY 605 Components of Program Development (2) ||DNHY 620 Seminar on Concepts of Public Health and Health Promotion (2) |
|DNHY 501 Advanced Dental Hygiene Practice w/ Lab (3 days on campus) (1) ||DNHY 530 Intro to Thesis (1) |
|Total Credits: 9||Total Credits: 9|
|Fall Semester (year 2)||Spring Semester (year 2) |
|DNHY 600 Thesis (2) ||DNHY 600 Thesis (2) |
|DNHY 615 Principles of Dental Hygiene Course and Curriculum Design (3) ||DNHY 635 Practicum (5) |
|DNHY 625 Clinical Teaching Strategies (2) ||DNHY 640 Seminar on Administration, Management, and Organization (2) |
|DNHY 630 Seminar on Health Care Policies and Finance (2) || |
|Total Credits: 9||Total Credits: 9|
Total Minimum Credits: 36
Minimum 4 credits thesis
DNHY 501 Advanced Dental Hygiene Practice (1)
This course focuses on the dental hygiene process of care related to advanced preventive and therapeutic interventions with diverse population groups, technology, and outcomes. Provision of advanced dental hygiene care in a clinical setting will be a portion of this course.
DNHY 505 Healthcare Leadership (4)
Focusing on healthcare providers, this course provides skill building in the critical areas of leadership development. The content develops the leadership skills essential for achieving personal and organizational objectives.
DNHY 605 Components of Program Development (2)
This course offers an overview of general principles of teaching, learning, and evaluation in academic and community oral health programs. Emphasis is on dissecting the components of program development (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation).
DNHY 520 Research Methodologies and Scholarly Writing (4)
This course focuses on the research methods, writing, critical and analytical skills necessary to complete a successful thesis, develop a grant, and use evidence based practices as a life-long learner.
DNHY 610 Health Care Education Theories and Instructional Methods (2)
This course introduces evidence-based concepts to prepare the instructor /health promoter for a successful teaching experience. Major themes include learning and teaching styles, learning objective development, lesson planning, assessment strategies, and classroom management techniques in traditional, laboratory, online, and community settings.
DNHY 620 Seminar on Concepts of Public Health and Health Promotion (2)
In this thematic seminar students use current evidence to engage in discussion on topics related to the roles of advocate and health promoter.
DNHY 615 Principles of Dental Hygiene Course and Curriculum Design (3)
This course focuses on the study of course and curriculum development, leadership, administrative theories, and andragogy unique to the profession of dental hygiene.
DNHY 625 Clinical Teaching Strategies (2)
This course focuses on theories and methods of clinical instruction and supervision, including psychomotor skill development, competency-based evaluation, student mentoring, and remediation. Organizational and administrative philosophies in clinical education based on accreditation standards are examined.
DNHY 630 Seminar on Health Care Policies and Finance (2)
This thematic seminar provides the student with opportunities to investigate and discuss current literature on healthcare policy and finance.
DNHY 635 Practicum (5)
This course focuses on an individualized learning experience to apply principle and theories of education and program development in an emphasis area. Approval required for off-campus sites.
DNHY640 Seminar on Administration, Management, and Organization (2)
In this thematic seminar, students discuss the relational, operational, and analytical skills key to success in administration a including the application of leadership, management theory, and organizational behavior. Topics include accreditation, quality assurance, policymaking, relationship building, strategic planning, conflict resolution, and communication.
DNHY 530 Intro to Thesis (1)
This course provides a foundation for development of a thesis on a chosen topic under the direction of a faculty member.
DNHY600 Thesis (1)
Under the direction of faculty, students use current research to write a thesis demonstrating mastery of a chosen topic.
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