Course content and related activities are designed to address the inadequacies in the training of the current and prospective oral health care work force. Using the principles of adult learning, courses will provide registrants with new insight, new knowledge, critical thinking skills, and reflective tools that are likely to influence patient provider relationships and outcomes. Course activities prompt participants to engage patients proactively, inquire about patients' perceptions of their illness, and elicit their participation in the decision-making and treatment by elevating the overall patient care experience.
The program consists of three web-based courses. Course content will be delivered online to afford the convenience of asynchronous learning, uniquely coupled with participation and feedback from faculty to facilitate knowledge transfer. The program is one of only a few national opportunities for dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting faculty to expand their knowledge through online curriculum, instruction and evaluation (CIE) certificate programs.
Successful completion of each course awards 24 contact hours of CEUs. Completion of all three courses awards a certificate of program completion.
Participants have 180 days to complete the online course.