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Course Descriptions

DENTAL HYGIENE

DHYG-100   Pre-Dental Hygiene
Theory and Clinic I
4 Credits

Through  lecture  and laborator y  experience students will become  knowledgeable  and de- velop proficiency in basic principles of infection control, instrumentation, patient motivation, and assessment techniques.  Clinic  will correlate knowledge from the didactic portion of the course to conducting oral health ser vices on typodonts and/or student partners under direct super vision. Skills will be practiced to compe- tency. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene  program  and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites:  DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106 and DHYG-111. (2.5 hours theory, 6 hours clinical weekly)

DHYG-102   Histology and Embryology
2 Credits

This course will provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to apply elements of histol- ogy and embryology to the practice of dental hygiene. The development of the face, teeth, oral cavities, and nasal cavities will be introduced. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program  and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites: DHYG-104, DHYG-106, DHYG-100, and DHYG-111. (2 hours weekly)

DHYG-104   General and Oral
Pathology
3 Credits

This course will discuss general pathology with a special  emphasis  on oral pathology. Using radiographs and slides of pertinent structures, dental hygiene students will learn to recognize and identify abnormal conditions of the mouth and teeth. Emphasis will be placed on the intra and extra oral clinical examination of patients. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program  and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites:  DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. (3 hours weekly)

DHYG-106   Oral Anatomy and Tooth
Morphology
3 Credits

This course examines the development of the head and neck as it applies to the practice of dental hygiene. Emphasis will be placed on the surface and underlying structures of the head and neck, concentrating on the muscles, ner ves, blood supply, lymphatic drainage, cranial, and facial bones and their relationship to the teeth. Dental hygiene students will focus on the max- illa and the mandible.  Also included  will be 
the structure, morphology, eruption, and func- tions of the primary and permanent dentitions. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program  and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites:  DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-100, and DHYG-111. (2.25 theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

DHYG-111   Dental Radiology
3 Credits

This course will introduce radiation protection and the use of standard, panoramic,  and comput- erized digital radiographic equipment. Students will master the technique of radiographic image exposure, processing, mounting, and identifica- tion of standard, panoramic, and computerized radiographs and intraoral images; critiquing of oral radiographic images and identification of normal and abnormal anatomy and artifacts; and interpretation of radiographic and pictorial pa- thology of the hard and soft structures of the oral cavity with the use of radiographs. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites: DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-104, and DHYG-106. (2.25 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

DHYG-150   Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic II
4 Credits

This course emphasizes advanced instrumenta- tion technique and supportive dental hygiene therapy. Students will enhance and refine instru- mentation techniques to a competent level. This course will provide instruction on the removal of hard and soft deposits, patient assessment, treatment planning, dental hygiene diagnosis, monitoring  of nitrous oxide, and oxygen seda- tion.  Students will be treating patients under general super vision. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. Corequisites: DHYG-208, DHYG-209, BIOL-106, and NUTR-211. (3 hours theory, 8 hours clinical weekly)

DHYG-200   Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic III
4 Credits

Students will expand on principles and clinical skills of dental hygiene practice. Students will use research, discussions, and professional judgment to provide comprehensive dental hy- giene treatment plans. Topics will include root planning, sub-gingival irrigation, ultrasonic use, case presentations, nutritional counseling, and treatment of the special needs patient. Prerequi- sites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-150, DHYG-208, DHYG-209, NUTR-211, and  BIOL-106. Corequisites:  DHYG-207, DHYG-
210, SOCI-101, and  SPCH-105. (2 hours theory,12 hours clinical weekly)

DHYG-207   Dental Public Health
3 Credits

This course introduces the principles of public health in relation to dental hygienist roles in pro- viding health care to the community. Emphasis is placed on prevention of dental disease in the public health setting. An over view of the history and philosophy of public health practice and administration  is discussed. Students enrolled in DHYG-207 will be required  to complete  12 hours of ser vice learning at an off-campus community partner  as part of their coursework. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-150, DHYG-208, DHYG-209, NUTR-211, and BIOL-106. Corequisites: DHYG-200, DHYG-210, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. (3 hours  weekly)

DHYG-208   Dental Materials
3 Credits

This course will discuss the purpose and use of dental  materials used in dentistr y.  Topics will include the physical, chemical, biological, and mechanical properties of dental materials. Discussed will be resins, bases, amalgam,  ce- ments, impression materials, and pit and fissure sealants. Students will learn the principles and application of expanded duties for the registered dental hygienist. Prerequisites: Admission to Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-100, DHYG-
102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. Coreq- uisites: DHYG-150, DHYG-209, BIOL-106, and NUTR-211. (2 hours theory, 6 hours lab weekly)

DHYG-209   Periodontics
2 Credits

This course will examine the histological and clinical characteristics of healthy and diseased periodontium. Topics will include a discussion of the histological  inflammation  process and host response as related to periodontal disease. Also included will be the periodontal  exam, prognosis, treatment planning, periodontal in- strumentation (scaling and root planning), and surgery. Emphasis will be on the prevention and disease control process through the use of oral home care products. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. Corequisites: DHYG-150, DHYG-208, NUTR-211, and BIOL-106. (2 hours weekly)

DHYG-210   Pharmacology and Pain
Management
2 Credits

This course will discuss the impact of pharma- ceutical drugs as related to the clinical practice of dental hygiene. Students will learn the therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and impact of phar- maceutical drugs. Topics will include absorption, distribution, metabolism, interactions, and drug action in the body. Anesthetics and pain management will be reviewed. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-150, DHYG-208, DHYG-209, NUTR-211, and BIOL-106. Corequisites: DHYG-200, DHYG-207, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. (2 hours theory  weekly)

DHYG-250   Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic IV
4 Credits

Students will utilize experience and opportunities to practice entry-level dental hygiene. Students will perfect clinical skills and prepare for National Board Examination. This course will focus on the transition to dental hygiene practice beyond graduation. Topics will include time manage- ment, job inter view techniques, resume writing, dental office procedures and management, professionalism, professional organizations, and administration  of local anesthesia. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-200, DHYG-207, DHYG-210, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. Corequisites:  DHYG-257, MATH-138, and PSYC-101. (2 hours  theory,  12 hours  clinical weekly)

DHYG-257   Dental Hygiene Ethics and
Jurisprudence
1 Credit

This course will discuss basic ethical principles, ethical problem-solving methods, and the ethics of the American Dental Hygienist Association. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-200, DHYG-207, DHYG-210, SOCI-101, and  SPCH-105. Corequisites:  DHYG-
250, MATH-138,  and PSYC-101. (1 hour  weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST