2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 402 - Patient Diversity and Cultural Awareness

Credits: 2
Study of the physical, mental and social aspects of diversity with emphasis on awareness f patient and population needs. Investigations into cultural awareness strategies to address needs and behavior change.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate strategies of cultural awareness for behavior change in specific populations.
  2. Appraise disabilities requiring special accommodations or adaptation that may be required during dental hygiene treatment.
  3. Explain the etiology and risk factors for disabilities and disease.
  4. Evaluate patient signs and symptoms which could signal the onset of a medical emergency.
  5. Evaluate populations for factors that put them at biological and social risk for disease.
  6. Determine barriers that limit access to health care services for diverse populations
  7. Appraise information literacy and research skills
  8. Critique self-reflection to assess professional growth.

Prerequisite: None

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