May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DH 305 - Cultural Diversity in Dental Hygiene

This course focuses on cultural diversity and how to begin the journey of becoming culturally competent in our society. It examines our own cultural beliefs, values, and practices and other cultures in the dental healthcare system. This course will teach the student how to develop cultural competence by acquiring the ability to provide care to patients with diverse backgrounds, values, beliefs, and behaviors, including tailoring delivery of care to meet patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs. The course is also designed to understand the concept of culture and the hygienist’s cultural awareness of the relationships between Westernized medicine and traditional health practices and recognition of selected cultures within the United States. Providing quality patient care through understanding cultural differences will be explored. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites: None Corequisite: None.