2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DHYG 328 Education Methodologies: Patient Centered Care (1 credit)

Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
Emphasis on effective communication with patients as well as co-workers. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their own style of presenting patient education while learning motivation techniques.

Student Outcomes
1. Evaluate and describe the objectives of health education in preventive, individualized oral health programs.
2. Designate the principle challenges in conducting effective patient oral health education.
3. Identify the seven learning theories and explain how to apply these to various patient-centered motivational techniques.
4. Differentiate the four principles in utilizing appropriate teaching strategies for health instruction and list the criteria for selecting a teaching method for individualized instruction.
5. Explore the pros and cons of various instructional materials and identify the critical design elements necessary in creating good instructional materials.
6. Compare and contrast the differences between clinical or practical instruction versus didactic or knowledge acquisition instruction.
7. Develop individualized patient oral health education curriculum and present educational instruction to a clinic patient during a series of counseling appointments.
8. Develop a education lesson plan(s) by creating a minimum of three psychomotor, three affective and three performance objectives using established taxonomies of learning.

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