DNHY 2020 - Patient Management Capstone
Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Dental Hygiene Program; DNHY 2010 , DNHY 2012 , DNHY 2012 , and DNHY 2015 all with grade C or better
Corequisites: PHIL 2100 , DNHY 2022 , DNHY 2024 , and DNHY 2025
This course provides explores the anatomy, microbiological, pharmacological, assessment, and treatment practices for various special needs populations. Students acquire an in-depth understanding of the treatment approaches for patients with medical, physical, and other special considerations as well as a comprehensive review of the dental hygiene theory, concepts, and techniques taught in the preceding semesters in preparation for the written board and clinical practice.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
When Offered: Winter semester only
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the principles of dental hygiene utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Develop test taking strategies for the dental hygiene board exams.
- Construct dental hygiene board exam questions.
- Assess objective and subjective patient findings to formulate an evidenced- based, patient-centered dental hygiene diagnosis.
- Compile intervention strategies that promote and maintain oral health.
- Take part in mock board exams.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the systematic methodology of care.
- Discuss the proper use of armamentarium and equipment for providing care to all ASA patient levels.
- Discuss successful patient dental management techniques for diverse patient populations.
- Assess dental hygiene treatment plans for the prevention and or treatment of oral diseases.
- Assess the need for adjunctive topic chemotherapeutic and controlled released agents.
- Assess the need for initial and supportive periodontal therapies.
- Assess the need for pain and anxiety management strategies.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the general characteristics of dental practice acts.
- Discuss the supervision levels of the dental hygienist as defined in the Michigan Dental Practice Act.
- Compare the supervision levels of the dental hygienist as defined in the Michigan Dental Practice Act to other States.
- Discuss the dental hygiene license application process in the State of Michigan.
- Discuss how ethical theories affect ethical decision-making.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the principles of data collection.
- Construct comprehensive medical history documents based on appropriate follow-up questions and medical references.
- Assess a patient’s assessments for contraindications in dental hygiene care.
- Analyze treatment modifications based on contraindications.
- Choose the correct diagnostic aids to determine and record the vital signs of a patient.
- Choose the correct technique to perform an extraoral and an intraoral examination.
- Construct documentation of clinical findings using appropriate descriptive terminology.
- Formulate the care level of a patient based on assessment data.
- Construct a dental hygiene treatment plan based on patient needs.
- Assess a patient’s periodontal health.
- Choose the appropriate diagnostic aids to chart a patient’s periodontal findings.
- Choose the appropriate diagnostic aids to chart a patient’s supra and subgingival calculus.
- Choose appropriate diagnostic aids to chart a patient’s caries and restorative findings.
- Assess a patient’s oral hygiene through completion of a patient hygiene performance (PHP) index.
- Assess a patient’s general and oral health status at subsequent appointments using the appropriate diagnostic aids.
- Construct all patient records and clinical forms promptly, accurately, and legibly.
- Obtain acceptable X-Rays/images.
- Interpret dental X-Rays/images in terms of diagnostic quality and findings.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1: Patient Evaluation and Risk Assessment.
Week 2: Infective Endocarditis; Hypertension
Week 3: Ischemic Heart Disease; Cardiac Arrhythmia
Week 4: Heart Failure; Pulmonary Disease; Liver Disease
Week 5: Liver Disease; Gastrointestinal Disease
Week 6: Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
Week 7: Chronic Kidney Disease; Adrenal Insufficiency
Week 8: Diabetes Mellitus; HIV/AIDS (MIDTERM)
Week 9: Thyroid Disease; Common Allergies
Week 10: Rheumatologic Disease; Organ and Bone Marrow Transplantation; Disabilities
Week 11: Cancer and Oral Care for the Cancer Patient
Week 12: Cognitive, Developmental, and Sensory Disorders
Week 13: Neurologic; Behavioral; Psychiatric Patients
Week 14: Disorders of Red Blood and White Blood Cells; Acquired and Congenital Blood Disorders
Week 15: Sleep-related Disorders
Week 16: Geriatric Patient’s; Pregnant or Breast-feeding Patients
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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