The course offerings in the Dental Hygiene (M.S.) program allow students to cover a variety of topics from leadership and research to public health and education. The program schedule below reflects the course of study effective for students entering May 2016. Learn about course descriptions, credits, and completion duration by clicking on the course titles.

First Year


Summer

This course focuses on the theories, concepts, and principles of leadership skills related to personal behavior, communication, organizational and leadership styles. This course explores the opportunity to develop leadership roles appropriate to the dental hygiene profession.
Credits: 3
Duration: 8 weeks

This course will provide the graduate students with an introduction to the process of grant application, award, post award management, types of grants and contracts, content and language of announcements for funding, and requirements of various funding agencies. The steps to writing a grant proposal for healthcare funding from private, state, and federal funding sources will be covered.
Credits: 3
Duration: 12 weeks

Fall

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to utilize research as the foundation for clinical decision making. The practical application of evidence-based decision making to the clinical management of individual patients is explored.
Credits: 3
Duration: 8 weeks

This course will introduce health care systems and discuss the contexts in which they develop and function. Specific attention will be paid to the developmental history, financing and delivery infrastructure. The changing U.S. healthcare system will be discussed as will the approaches used in other countries to manage and organize health care. The impact of global health and disease, social determinants of health and future challenges and opportunities for healthcare systems will be examined.
Credits: 3
Duration: 15 weeks

Spring

This course provides the graduate student with the study and development of models for dental hygiene curriculum design and implementation. The development and utilization of competencies and the evidence based instruction is emphasized.
Credits: 3
Duration: 8 weeks

This course will provide a basic overview of statistical analysis and how certain tests can be performed to determine if there is a statistically significant relationship between variables. The student will receive an introduction to the use of statistical software for data analysis.
Credits: 3
Duration: 15 weeks

Second Year


Summer

This course will introduce the graduate student to a procedure for developing a competency-based curriculum. The student will learn the steps in developing a lecture, module of instruction, and a course. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning theories are addressed along with clinical teaching methodologies.
Credits: 3
Duration: 8 weeks

This course provides the graduate student with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in previous course work under the guidance of a mentor and the practicum site and the Fones School of Dental Hygiene Practicum Faculty Advisor. Specific tasks and projects of importance to the practicum site will be identified by the mentor and implemented by the student. The student will gain new skills and technical and managerial competence in their chosen area.
Credits: 3
Duration: 15 weeks

Fall

This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to function as a competent instructor in the didactic, clinical, and laboratory class environment.  Cognitive and psychomotor skill development and analysis, evaluation, strategies, remediation of performance concerns, and faculty calibration are areas stressed.
Credits: 3
Duration: 15 weeks

This course is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in public health settings.  The graduate student will learn the skills necessary to study health states in populations and its applications in basic science, general clinical research, and public health. Emphasis is placed on administration, consumer advocacy, epidemiology, the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation stages of programs, and expanded and alternative dental hygiene care.
Credits: 3
Duration: 15 weeks

Spring

This course will explore current concepts and challenges facing dental healthcare delivery through the development of collaborations across healthcare disciplines, delivering culturally and linguistically competent healthcare, and evaluating current and proposed dental healthcare workforce models. Initiatives serving the purpose of guiding national health promotion and disease prevention to improve the dental health of the U.S. population and informing the American public on health matters will be examined.
Credits: 3
Duration: 8 weeks

Original research in a chosen topic OR development of a professional project relating to the graduate student’s area of specialization will be studied, written, and presented.
Credits: 3
Duration: 15 weeks

As needed: If after completing the two years of course work the MSDH candidate has not completed the Capstone project, the student will continuously register for DHYG 521 Capstone Extension (1 credit) until final approval of the Capstone thesis/professional project is granted and graduation is certified.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dec
16
Fri
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Late Afternoon) @ Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s inaugural Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class!

  • Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
  • Learn about the program and admissions requirements
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and UB’s seaside campus


To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:


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Jan
6
Fri
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Morning) @ Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s inaugural Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class!

  • Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
  • Learn about the program and admissions requirements
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and UB’s seaside campus


To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:


Afternoon Information Sessions:


Late Afternoon Information Sessions:

 

Jan
20
Fri
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Afternoon) @ Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s inaugural Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class!

  • Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
  • Learn about the program and admissions requirements
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and UB’s seaside campus


To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:


Afternoon Information Sessions:


Late Afternoon Information Sessions:

Feb
7
Tue
Physician Assistant Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Fl
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Students interested in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

Register today! Click on the date below that work best for you:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Feb
28
Tue
Physician Assistant Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Fl
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Students interested in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

Register today! Click on the date below that work best for you:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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