Description: An elective course designed to introduce the dental hygiene student to basic concepts of global oral health systems and customs. Weekly sessions incorporate lectures, readings, and case-based discussions to provide a theoretical background and exposure to major issues in global health. Topics include Global Burden of Disease, Social Determinants of Health, Health Systems, and Global Health Policy. Students will also explore roles of the dental hygienist in other areas of the world and oral health customs that may affect delivery of services. This course will provide dental hygiene students the foundation to navigate global oral healthcare among diverse populations. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Summer 2021