2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DHYG 331 Dental Hygiene Teaching Practicum (1 credit)

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

Course Description
An educational practicum introducing the student to best practices in dental hygiene teaching methods. Students will develop introductory lecture and/or lab instructional skills under the mentorship of Pierce College Dental Hygiene Faculty. The successful completion of this course may contribute to a portion of the Capstone Project in DHYG 439 or DHYG 474. This course is optional for all BASDH students; it is not required for the BASDH degree.

Student Outcomes
While participating in the educational practicum, the student will successfully meet the following objectives:

1. Complete FERPA training, and any other department or institutional required training, prior to beginning the practicum and practice all ethical and legal requirements as learned.

2. Define, explain, and apply adult learning theories, best teaching practices, and motivational strategies in the creation of instructional materials, lesson plans, assignments, etc.

3. Using course assigned/approved grading rubrics, teach and assess student performance using the following strategies: Adult learning theories and motivational strategies in the teaching process; Guiding the student laboratory or lecture experience; Evaluating the laboratory or lecture experience.

4. Consistently demonstrate professionalism and communication skills using correct terminology and vocabulary necessary to instruct the course objectives.

5. Develop and self-assess professional teaching outcomes and instructional application of dental hygiene theory and techniques.

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