PEDN 696 Scholarly Acivity in Pediatric Dentistry 1 unit
PEDN 697A Research 1 unit
The first part of research is devoted to identifying a research project, preparing a proposal, and obtaining approval for the protocol.
PEDN 725 Pediatric Dental Clinic 64 units
Clinical pediatric dental experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings for patients with a variety of clinical needs and problems. A minimum of 240 clock hours per quarter (8qtrs) are required to fulfill the total units of 64.
GRDN 609 Professional Ethics 2 units
Provides students with a theological and philosophical framework for professional ethics. Topics include individual rights, autonomy, informed consent, and the responsibilities of the professional person in the dental field, as well as in society as a whole.
GRDN 622 Biomedical Sciences I (Part 1 and Part 2) 4 units
Advanced, two-quarter course offered every other year (alternating with GRDN 623) during autumn and winter quarters. Course content includes applied oral bacteriology, immunology, topics in oral medicine, applied pharmacology, TMD, and orofacial pain. Since the course is constructed on an advanced level of understanding students are expected to have prior basic knowledge in the various topic areas.
ORDN 545 Growth and Development 3 units
Principles of growth and development from the subcellular to the tissue level. Emphasizes myogenesis and osteogenesis. Prenatal and postnatal development of the face and jaws, including the classic concepts of facial growth. Considers general growth, with the goal of developing ability to recognize abnormal signs, observe variations, diagnose pathological conditions, know the normal, predict height, and use various standards to assess growth and development.
ORPA 533 Radiology 2 units
Utilization of the physical nature of x-rays to better understand image production, biological effects of x-rays, radiation safety, application of principles of radiographic techniques. Risk estimation and radiographic interpretation.
PEDN 604 Pediatric Dental Literature 2 units
Pediatric dental literature study including that found on the reading list of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Repeated registrations are required to fulfill the total units.
PEDN 680 Elective Study 1 unit
Elective study is selected by students in the advanced education program in pediatric dentistry and department faculty. Repeated registrations are required to fulfill the total units.
RELE 524 Bioethics and Society 3 units
Explores, from Christian and philosophical perspecives, issues confronting both society and patients. Uses case studies to illustrate such themes as health disparities, AIDS policy, end-of-life care, and organ transplantation.