PHBS 322   Preventive and Dental Public Health

Cr: 2 (2 Lec.)   Prerequisite PHBS 224

The course aims to enable the students to understand the basic concepts and methods of dental health education, including principles of motivation and communication as well as the basic concepts and methods of prevention of dental diseases. The course also covers the basic epidemiologic aspects of dental caries and periodontal diseases including epidemiology, indices used to measure the condition and the multifactorial aspect of the disease with the prediction of risk factors in addition to the methods used to prevent them including health education, plaque control (mechanical and chemical), fluoride and pit and fissure sealant. The course addresses the preventive aspects at the individual and community and designing a dental health education program. Moreover, the course introduce the student to  problem based learning (PBL) and team based learning (TBL). The course presents an overview of research methodology basic uses of statistical methods in the analysis and interpretation of oral health research data including descriptive and inferential data analysis.