2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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DHYG 471 Research Design & Methods (5 credits)

Prerequisite Graduate from a Washington State accredited dental hygiene program from 1973 or later with a dental hygiene license from the United States in good standing. MATH& 146  with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent. A general associate transfer degree waives the math requirement. Acceptance into the Bridge BASDH program per current qualifications.

Course Description
This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of research and provides an overview of the scientific method to help students understand the research process.

Student Outcomes
1    Evaluate the role of research in the practice of dental hygiene.
2    Assess the fundamental principles of the research process and design methodologies.
3    Analyze data collection procedures used in the scientific method. 
4    Analyze the role of ethics in the research process. 
5    Critically evaluate evidence-based research in order to inform future practices and work within the broader healthcare community.
6    Apply the fundamental principles of research and analysis using scientific writing.
7    Interpret fundamental biostatistics and evidence-based epidemiology within healthcare systems.

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